Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

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Fall in the number of births accelerated
14 Apr 2016
According to Statistics Finland's data on population changes, the fall in the number of births accelerated compared to the year before. In 2015, altogether 55,472 children were born, which was 1,760 fewer than in the year before. The decrease in the number nearly doubled from 2014. The number of births was last lower than in 2015 in the year of exception 1868, when slightly under 44,000 children were born. However, the number of births in 2002 was almost the same as in 2015, only 83 more.

Next release:
8 Dec 2016

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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Keywords: birth rate, children, fertility, increase of population, natality, population, population changes, vital statistics.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Births [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2413. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.12.2016].
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