Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

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Steep decline in the birth rate continued
26 Apr 2019
According to Statistics Finlands data on population changes, the birth rate fell for the eighth year in a row. At the fertility rate prevailing in 2018, a woman would give birth to an average of 1.41 children. The figure is now the lowest of all times. A total of 47,577 babies were born in 2018, which is 2,744 fewer than in the year before.

Next release:
4 Dec 2019

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: 14.10.2019].
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