United Kingdom birth rate 2000-2018

In 2018 the live birth rate of the United Kingdom fell to 11 births per 1,000 population, the lowest it had been since 2002. From 2010 onwards the birth rate in the United Kingdom declined steadily, after reaching a high of 12.9.

Under two children per mother
The crude live birth rate for this statistic is based on the 755 thousand births that occurred in 2017, and the mid-year population estimate of 66 million for the United Kingdom. It has a close relation to the fertility rate which estimates the average amount of children women are expected to have in their lifetime, which was 1.74 in this reporting year.

Higher birth rates than France & Germany
Although the live birth rate of the United Kingdom has declined in recent years, it is still higher than that of similar sized European countries such as Germany, which had a birth rate of 9.6 in 2016. France too has a lower birth rate of 11.2 but has followed a similar trend of falling birth rates to the United Kingdom.

Birth rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2018

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

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