Babies born in Christchurch City, New Zealand
1991–2021, number of live births per year
Number of live births
Live births: live births registered in New Zealand by date of registration.
Births data from 1991 are based on births registered in New Zealand to mothers resident in New Zealand by date of registration.
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Limitations of the data
Annual registrations for births may differ from the actual number of events in a given year due to the lag between the date of birth and the date of registration and a small number of events that may never be registered.
Births exclude late registrations under section 16 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.
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.
Data provided by
Births and Deaths: Live births by area, city/district councils (Māori and total population) (Annual-Dec) 2021
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Population > Births - VSB > Live births 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: Live births 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 Births - Live births 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 birth occurring in New Zealand must be registered.
Birth statistics provide local authorities, health authorities, and research institutions with information needed to plan future and current social services.