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Birth rate in Belgium 2010-2022

The birth rate in Belgium was stable between 2010 and 2016, peaking in 2010 at 1.84 children per woman. In the following years, the birth rate never decreased below 1.7, except in 2015, when the birth rate was 1.69. According to this forecast, between 2017 and 2022 the birth rate is expected to increase again slightly, until it is back at the 2010 level in 2020. In 2017, nearly 120,000 babies were born in Belgium.

 Children born per region 

  In 2017, just over half of the babies born in Belgium were born in the Flemish Region, at over 64,500. By comparison, only 17,709 children were born in the Brussels-Capital Region that year. The remaining 36,900 babies came from the Walloon Region.

Most mothers between 25 and 34 years old

  In 2016, the largest number of babies born in Belgium were born to mothers aged between 25 and 34, although 28 children were also born to mothers 50 years and older. One girl younger than 13 also gave birth that year.

Birth rate in Belgium from 2010 to 2022

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2022

Supplementary notes

* From 2018 onwards, the numbers are predictions that are based on observations from January 1, 2020.

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