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Falling Birth Rate.

NEARLY LOWEST IN WOULD

The birth rate of New Zealand is, with the exception of four countries, the lowest m the world. These countries are Switzerland, France, Finland, and the Irish Free State.

The birth rates of countries ' for which .statistics are available up to within two years past are : Ceylon, 40.8 births per 1000 ; Chile, 3».2 : Japan, 35.1; .Spain, 30.4; South Africa, 28.4.; .'Xetheiland*-,, 27.4: Canada, 26.3 : Germany, 25.9 ; Australia, 24.7; United JSattes, 23.7; Scotland, 23.5; Biitian, 22.5: New Zealand, 21.95; France, 21.3 ; .Switzerland, 20. 5; Finland, 19.2; Irish Free State, 18.6.

The populations of New Zealand on December 31 was 1,394,468.

The birth rate for New Zealand last 'year is, with the exception of the year 1919, the lowest on record.

Following ure thu birth and death rate per 1,000 of the mean population for the past ten years: — Births. 'Deaths.* IDU ... -25.99 0.31 1910 ... -25.33 9.06 1916 ... 25 94 9.64 1917 ... • 25:69 • 9.58 1918 ... -23.44 14.84. 1919 ... ' '-21A-2. 9.46 1920 ... -25.09 10.15 19-21 ... 23.31 . 8.73 1922 . ... 23.17 8.77 1923 ... 21.95 9.03

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Falling Birth Rate., Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XVIX, Issue 971, 11 March 1924

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Falling Birth Rate. Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XVIX, Issue 971, 11 March 1924

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