Number of births in Sweden 2009-2019

During the period from 2009 to 2019, the highest number of babies born in Sweden was in 2016, when over 117 thousand births occurred. In 2019, about 115 thousand babies were born in Sweden. Within the last decade, there were yearly more baby boys than baby girls being born.

Lowest fertility rate in a ten-year period

Though the number of babies born increased over time, the fertility rate reached the lowest point in a ten-year period in 2019. 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 1.7 children per woman in Sweden.

Lowest crude rate of birth in thirteen years

As with the fertility rate, the crude birth rate in 2019 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 11.1 in 2019, which was the lowest number in the past decade.

Number of births in Sweden from 2009 to 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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