Lower mortality rates observed during the first nine months of this year
During the first nine months of 2014 mortality decline was observed in Latvia. Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 21 155 deaths were registered in the country, which is 387 fewer than in the first nine months of 2013. However, the number of deaths increased in September. 2 321 people deceased last month, which is 129 more than in September 2013.
In September 1 952 newborns were registered in the country, which is 143 more than in September 2013. During the first nine months of 2014, 16 320 newborns were registered in the country, which is 719 babies more than in the corresponding period of 2013.
In September there were 1 642 marriages registered in Latvia, which is 387 marriages more than a year before. In the first nine months there were 10 082 marriages registered in Latvia, which is 711 marriages more than in the corresponding period of 2013.
Taking into account the fact that the number of births is still lagging behind the number of deaths, natural increase in Latvia remains negative. In January – September 2014, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of births, the number of Latvian resident population decreased by 4 795 (in January - September 2014 – by 5 901).
The number of population in Latvia on 1 October 2014 accounted for 1 million and 991.8 thousand.
Number of births, deaths and marriages in 2011 - first nine months of 2014
Data on the key demographic indicators in 2014 and more detailed information on the number of births, deaths and natural increase in 2013 is available in the CSB database.
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