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:
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.
|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|