Crude birth rate in New Zealand
1872–2020, number of live births per 1000 mean estimated population
Birth Rate (Crude): The number of live births per 1,000 mean population.
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Changes to data collection/processing
Rates from 1991 onward are based on the resident population concept. Before 1991, rates are based on the de facto population concept. Vitals data (births, deaths and marriages) is based on date of registration (not date of occurrence).
From September 1995, birth and death registrations collected ethnicity based on self-identification, rather than degree-of-blood.
Data provided by
Births and Deaths: Crude birth rate (Māori and total population) (Annual-Dec) 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Population > Birth Rates - DFM > Crude birth rate (Maori and total population) (Annual-Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Births and Deaths: Crude birth rate (Māori and total population) (Annual-Dec) 2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 3-151
- Columns: 2-5
- Provided: 298 data points
This data forms the table Births - Crude birth rate for Māori and total population 1872–2020.
Dataset originally released on:
February 18, 2021
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.