Deaths in New Zealand
1991–2021, number of deaths per year
Number of deaths
Deaths: deaths registered in New Zealand by date of registration.
Changes to data collection/processing
New Zealand area data is not rebased when boundary changes occur. Data before 2006 is based on boundaries for the year of registration. Data for 2006-2010 is on 2006 boundaries, 2011-12 on 2011 boundaries. From 2013, data is based on 2013 boundaries.
Figures for the Auckland Council for March, June, and September 2011 year are estimated using a combination of 2006 and 2011 boundaries. Deaths data from 1991 onwards are based on deaths registered in New Zealand of New Zealand residents by date of registration.
Data provided by
Births and Deaths: Deaths by area, city/district councils (Māori and total population) (Annual-Dec) 2021
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Population > Deaths - VSD > Deaths by area, city/district councils (Maori and total population) (Annual-Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Births and Deaths: Deaths by area, city/district councils (Māori and total population) (Annual-Dec) 2021, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-34
- Columns: 2-155
- Provided: 4,774 data points
This data forms the table Deaths - Deaths for Māori and total population by territorial authority Year ended December 1991–2021.
Dataset originally released on:
February 17, 2022
Purpose of collection
Under the provisions of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995, every death occurring in New Zealand must be registered.
Death statistics provide local authorities, health authorities, and research institutions with information needed to plan future and current social services.