Deaths outpace births in August
Preliminary data show that 8,073 children were born and 10,224 people died in August 2022, with the number of live births decreasing by 1.5 percent and deaths by 8.1 percent in September 2021-August 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.
The natural population loss was 2,151 in August this year as against 1,531 in August 2021, KSH said.
In August 2022, 7,952 couples tied the knot, down 14 percent from August 2021.
In the past 12 months, 90,636 children were born, down 1.5 percent from the same period of last year, while 144,889 people died, 8.1 percent fewer than in the previous year.
The natural population loss came to 54,253 compared with 65,715 in the same period of last year, a drop of 17 percent.
Between September 2021 and August 2022, 67,045 couples were married, 8.1 percent fewer than in the previous year.