Number of births in Belgium 2008-2018

In 2018, nearly 118,000 babies were born in Belgium. This was the lowest number of births in the last decade. The number of children born in the country peaked in 2010, at just over 129,000. The Flemish Region saw the largest number of newborns in 2018, at roughly 64,300. The number of children born in the Brussels-Capital Region was less than one third of this, at nearly 17,400.

 Declining birth rate 

  2010 was not just the year with the largest number of babies born in the last ten years, the birth rate also peaked that year, at 1.84 children per woman. In 2017 the birth rate in Belgium also reached its lowest point since 2010, at 1.64. For the next three years, a very small increase in the birth rate is forecast though. In 2020, the birth rate is expected to reach 1.66 children per woman.

Trends in crude birth rate

  In the last 75 years, the crude birth rate in Belgium dropped significantly, from 16.8 to just 10.8 births per 1,000 people. Babies born today in Belgium were however expected to reach an age of nearly 81 years.

Number of births in Belgium from 2008 to 2018*

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Break in time series

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