Number of births in Sweden 2008-2018

During the period from 2008 to 2018, the highest number of babies born in Sweden was in 2017, when over 117 thousand births occurred. The number of babies born gradually increased over the years and in 2018 there were almost 116 thousand new births. Among them, around 59.5 thousand were boys and 56.3 thousand were girls.

Lowest fertility rate in a ten-year period

      Though the number of babies born increased over time, the fertility rate in 2018 reached the lowest point in a ten-year period. The fertility rate is defined as the number of children that would be born or are likely to be born to a woman if she lives to the end of her reproductive years, and in 2018 it was down to 1.75 children per woman.  

Lowest crude rate of birth in thirteen years

      As with the fertility rate, the crude birth rate in 2018 was at its lowest point for several years as well. It is defined as the number of live births in a given geographical area in a given time period, per thousand mid-year population, and it was down to 11.4 in 2018, which was the lowest number in thirteen years.

Number of births in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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