Since the beginning of 2009 in Nikolaev 1 499 kids were born, and died for the same period - 2 439 people. These data were published by Head department of statistics in the Nikolaev area. As a whole on area 4 251 small nikolayevets were born, and died - 6 880 people. The only settlement of the Nikolaev area in which birth rate exceeded mortality is Yuzhnoukrainsk. There since the beginning of 2009 137 kids were born, and 118 people died. Respectively, it is the only settlement of area in which the figure of a natural gain is noted with the sign "plus".