Written Answers. - Vital Statistics.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the rate of (a) marriages, (b) births, (c) deaths, per thousand of the estimated population in each of the years 1939, 1940 and 1941.

The information is set out in the following table:—

Year

Annual rate per 1,000 of the estimated population

Marriages

Births

Deaths

1939

5.2

19.1

14.2

1940

5.1

19.1

14.2

1941

5.1

19.0

14.7

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state in relation to the estimated population in June, 1940 and June, 1941 (1) the average excess of births over deaths; (2) the average net migration; and (3) the variance in population in each of the relative years.

The information is set out in the following table:—

Excess of births over deaths

Inward balance of passenger movement (including migration)

Estimated increase of population to nearest thousand

Middle of 1939 to Middle of 1940

14,694

10,144

25,000

Middle of 1940 to Middle of 1941

11,981

22,990

35,000

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the total estimated population in June, 1940 and June, 1941; and the change, if any, in the total population between these dates, distinguishing the position as regards (1) males, and (2) females.

The information is set out in the following table:—

Middle of Year

Total estimated population

Males

Females

Total

1940

1,515,000

1,443,000

2,958,000

1941

1,533,000

1,460,000

2,993,000

Difference

+18,000

+617,000

+35,000