Statistics Finland: "Total Fertility Rate at an All-Time Low"
February 10, 2019, 06:50 AM
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Finland is a country with a fair amount of room and an infinite amount of water. The economy took a beating when the iPhone did in Nokia, but it seems to have recovered somewhat in recent years. Yet, from the Finnish government’s Statistics Finland, the Total Fertility Rate (expected average number of babies per woman per lifetime) has fallen from 1.87 in 2010 to 1.49 in 2017:

Total fertility rate at an all-time low

Published: 27 April 2018

According to Statistics Finland’s data on population changes, the total fertility rate decreased for the seventh year in succession. At the fertility rate prevailing in 2017, a woman would give birth to an average of 1.49 children. The number is an all-time low. The number of children born in 2017 was 50,321.

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of live births 59 530 60 430 60 980 59 961 59 493 58 134 57 232 55 472 52 814 50 321
Total fertility rate 1,85 1,86 1,87 1,83 1,80 1,75 1,71 1,65 1,57 1,49
Mother’s mean age by all live births 30,1 30,1 30,1 30,3 30,3 30,4 30,5 30,6 30,8 30,9
Mother’s mean age by first live birth 28,2 28,2 28,3 28,4 28,5 28,6 28,6 28,8 29,1 29,2

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