Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Delayed Parenthood Trend Continues


Births and Deaths: June 2000 quarter

Delayed Parenthood Trend Continues

The trend towards delayed parenthood is intensifying, says Acting Government Statistician, Dianne Macaskill. In the June 2000 year, the 30-34 year age group, with a fertility rate of 118 births per 1,000, became the most common age group for childbearing.

This is a significant departure from the early 1970s when early childbearing was the norm and women aged 20-24 years supported the highest fertility rate. The fertility rate for the 30-34 year olds at that time was only one-half of that for those aged 25-29 years. The average age of New Zealand women giving birth is now 29.3 years, compared with 27.9 years in 1992 and 25.5 years in the early 1970s.

Live births registered in the June 2000 year totalled 58,033, 4 per cent fewer than the peak of 60,427 recorded in 1992.

Annual birth rates for the June 2000 year suggest that New Zealand women average 2.05 births per woman. This is the highest level for the last six years, but still marginally below the level (2.10 births per woman) required for the population to replace itself, without migration. New Zealand fertility levels, however, exceed those in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Sweden, by at least 10 per cent.

Deaths registered in the June 2000 year totalled 27,725, up 1.9 per cent on the June 1999 year (27,202). Births exceeded deaths (called the natural increase of population) by 30,308 in 2000, up 3.0 per cent from 29,419 in 1999. The rate of natural increase was 7.9 per 1,000 mean population, compared with 7.7 in 1999 and 9.6 per 1,000 in 1992.

Dianne Macaskill ACTING GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN END


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Judicial Review: China Steel Tarrif Rethink Ordered

On 5 July 2017 the Minister determined not to impose duties on Chinese galvanised steel coil imports. NZ Steel applied for judicial review of the Minister’s decision. More>>

Debt: NZ Banks Accelerate Lending In June Quarter

New Zealand's nine major lenders boosted lending at the fastest quarterly pace in almost two years as fears over bad debts subsided. More>>

ALSO:

Balance Of Trade: Annual Current Account Deficit Widens To $9.5 Billion

New Zealand’s current account deficit for the year ended June 2018 widened to $9.5 billion, 3.3 percent of GDP, Stats NZ said today. More>>

ALSO:

Talking Up The Economy: NZD Gains On PM's Mistaken GDP Comment

Her comments were downplayed by her chief press secretary who said she was referring the government's June year financial statements and had "made a mistake." More>>

ALSO: