Decline in deaths in September outpaces decline in births
Meanwhile, the number of marriages decreased by 9.8 percent in the same period.
Fully 7,222 children were born in September, while there were 9,111 deaths. Altogether, 6,948 couples got married.
The natural population loss was 1,889 people compared with 2,529 in September 2022.
Fully 64,655 children were born between January 2023 and September 2023, 2.4 percent fewer than in the same period of last year. Altogether 93,600 people died between January 2023 and September 2023, 7.7 percent fewer than in the same period of last year.
In the same period, 40,111 couples tied the knot, 25 percent fewer than in the same period of last year.
There were 9.0 live births and 13.0 deaths per thousand inhabitants, the former 0.01 lower than in the January-September 2022 period, while the death rate was 0.1 of a percentage point lower.