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Vital Statistics

Quarter 4 2018

                                    Quarter 4 2018Quarter 4 2017
   
Births14,51014,709
Deaths 7,1037,115
Marriages 4,9055,049
Natural increase7,4077,594 

The number of births fell by 199 (1.4%) while deaths are down by 12 (0.2%) compared to the same period in 2017.

Figure 1 Births, Deaths and Natural increase
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There were 14,510 births in quarter 4 2018, 199 births or 1.4% less than the same period in 2017.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 11.9 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.4 from quarter 4 2017.

There were 7,103 deaths in quarter 4 2018, a decrease of 0.2% (or 12 deaths) from quarter 4 2017.  This equates to a death rate of 5.8 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 points from quarter 4 2017.

There were 40 infant deaths registered in quarter 4 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.8 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 4 2018 resulted in a natural increase of population of 7,407 persons.