A total of 1,030 babies were registered in 2007 ? the most since 1999 when 1,065 were recorded. The number of deaths was down from 759 in 2006 to 707 last year ? the lowest the Island has seen in 18 years.
The figures are from the births, marriages and deaths statement compiled by the Superintendent Registrar. They show that the only other year where more than 1,000 births were registered since the Millennium was 2003, when 1,005 babies were born.