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Births tables

The downloadable files are in Microsoft Excel format. If you do not have access to Excel you may use the Excel file viewer to view, print, and export the contents of these files.

The following tables are updated every five years:

Age-specific fertility rates for the major ethnic groups

Fertility rates by single year of age for Māori, Pacific, Asian, and European populations, 2001, 2006, and 2013.

Regional fertility rates

Fertility rates by five-year age group for regional council areas, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2013.

Following a review of regional fertility rates, Statistics NZ considers that quality data can only be produced for census years. Regional fertility rates will therefore no longer be published for other years. 

The following tables remain available but will not be updated: 

Median and average age of mother

  • Median age of mother, nuptial, ex-nuptial and total confinements, 1962–2009
  • Average age of mother, nuptial, ex-nuptial and total confinements, 1962–2009
  • Median and average age of first time mothers, nuptial and total live confinements, 1962–2009

The following information is available elsewhere: 

Top 100 babies' names

 See the Department of Internal Affairs website for the most popular baby names. 
 
See information about births for more about births, usage, and limitations.

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