Preliminary data show that 7,040 children were born and 10,220 people died in November 2022, with the number of live births decreasing by 5.2 percent and deaths by 11 percent in December 2021-November 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Monday.
The natural population loss was 3,180 in November this year as against 7,826 in November 2021, KSH said.
In November 2022, 3,177 couples tied the knot, down 18 percent from November 2021.
In the past 12 months, 88,118 children were born, down 5.2 percent from the same period of last year, while 139,324 people died, 11 percent fewer than in the previous year.
The natural population loss came to 51,206 compared with 63,381 in the same period of last year, a drop of 12 percent.
Between December 2021 and November 2022, 65,573 couples were married, 7.6 percent fewer than in the previous year.
88,118 children were born, 5.2% less or 4,794 fewer than in the previous twelve months. 5.7% less children were born in January–November this year, within which the number of births went down by 11% in January–April and by 8.4% in August–November and increased by 4.1% in May–July compared to the same period of 2021.
The total fertility rate was estimated at 1.52 per female, compared to 1.58 calculated for the previous twelve months.
There were 139,324 deaths, 11% less or 16,969 fewer than in the previous twelve months. The number of deaths fell by 12% in January–November this year, within which diminishing by 4.4% in January, by 21% in March–June and by 16% in September–November and growing by 4.9% in February and by 6.1% in July–August compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
The number of births went down to a lower extent than that of deaths, as a result of which the natural decrease was 51,206, which was 19% lower than the value of 63,381 for the previous twelve months.
65,573 couples got married, 7.6% less or 5,411 fewer than in the previous twelve months. The number of marriages decreased by 9.5% in January–November this year, within which 10% less marriages were registered in January–April and 11% less in June–November and 3.6% more in May than in the same months of 2021.