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Vital Statistics

Quarter 1 2019

                                    Quarter 1 2019Quarter 1 2018
   
Births15,89315,659
Deaths 8,6189,278
Marriages 3,2353,351
Natural increase7,2756,381 

The number of births increased by 234 (1.5%) while deaths are down by 660 (7.1%) compared to the same period in 2018.

Births Deaths and Natural Increase Quarter 1 2013 to 2019
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There were 15,893 births in quarter 1 2019, 234 births or 1.5% more than the same period in 2018.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 13.1 per 1,000 population, the same as that recorded in quarter 1 2018.

There were 8,618 deaths in quarter 1 2019, a decrease of 7.1% (or 660 deaths) from quarter 1 2018.  This equates to a death rate of 7.1 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.6 points from quarter 1 2018.

There were 52 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2019 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.3 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 1 2019 resulted in a natural increase of population of 7,275 persons.