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Births and deaths: Year ended September 2021 – information release

16 November 2021

Key facts

In the year ended September 2021, compared with the year ended September 2020:

  • there were 59,382 live births registered, up from 57,753
  • there were 34,578 deaths, up from 32,670 (but similar to 2019, when there were 34,143 deaths)
  • the total fertility rate was 1.66 births per woman, up from 1.63
  • the infant mortality rate was 4.50 deaths per 1,000 live births, up from 4.26

The number of live births in the year ended September 2021 (59,382) was the highest since 2015.

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