Deaths outpace births in September
Preliminary data show that 7,673 children were born and 10,016 people died in September 2022, while the number of live births fell by 2.6 percent in the October 2021-September 2022 period year on year, and deaths decreased by 8.1 percent, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.
In the past 12 months, 89,724 children were born, down 2.6 percent from the same period of last year, while 144,998 people died, 8.1 percent fewer than in the previous year.
The natural population loss came to 55,274 compared with 65,682 in the same period of last year, a drop of 16 percent.
Between October 2021 and September 2022, 66,840 couples were married, 7.2 percent fewer than in the previous year.