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Vital Statistics

Quarter 3 2018

                                    Quarter 3 2018Quarter 3 2017
   
Births15,42815,635
Deaths 7,1436,987
Marriages 7,4387,916
Natural increase8,2858,648

The number of births fell by 207 (1.3%) while deaths are up by 156 (2.2%) compared to the same period in 2017.

Births, Deaths and Natural increase 2012 - 2018
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There were 15,428 births in quarter 3 2018, 207 births or 1.3% less than the same period in 2017.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 12.7 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.3 from quarter 3 2017.

There were 7,143 deaths in quarter 3 2018, an increase of 2.2% (or 156 deaths) from quarter 3 2017.  This equates to a death rate of 5.9 per 1,000 population, an increase of 0.1 points from quarter 3 2017.

There were 45 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.9 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 3 2018 resulted in a natural increase of population of 8,285 persons.