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Published: 2 May 2008

Number of births almost unchanged

According to Statistics Finland’s data on population changes, 58,729 children were born in Finland in 2007, which is 111 children less than in the year before.

At the fertility rate of 2007, a woman would give birth to 1.83 children during her reproductive period. This indicator of fertility is known as the total fertility rate. In 2006, it was 1.84 children per one woman.

On the average, the women who gave birth in 2007 were of the same age as in the previous year. The mean age of all women at confinement remained unchanged at 30 years. Women’s mean age at first confinement was 28.1 years in 2007, having been 28.0 years in the year before. Mean age at time of first confinement has risen by six months in the 2000s.

Live births 1971–2007

Live births 1971–2007

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

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Updated 2.5.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Births [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2413. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.10.2023].
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