Official Statistics of Finland


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Decrease in birth rate slowed down in 2019
24 Apr 2020
According to Statistics Finlands data on population changes, the birth rate went down for the ninth year in a row, but the fall was less sharp in 2019. At the birth rate prevailing in 2019, a woman would give birth to an average of 1.35 children, according to the previous year's birth rate the number was 1.41 children. The fall in the birth rate became less sharp especially due to the development in the last months of the year, when the number of births did not decline any more as it did in the early part of the year. A total of 45,613 babies were born in 2019, which is 1,964 fewer than in the year before. The number of births had gone down by 2,744 children in 2018 from the previous year.

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4 Dec 2020

Description: The statistics on births contain all the children whose mother was permanently resident in Finland at the time of their birth. The statistics contain data on the child, mother and the mother’s spouse.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Births [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2413. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.12.2020].
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