Number of births in Sweden 2012-2022
Lowest fertility rate in a ten-year period
In Sweden, the fertility rate reached the lowest point in a ten-year period in 2020. 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 2020 it was down to 1.66 children per woman in Sweden. By comparison, Monaco had the highest fertility rate in Europe in 2022 at 2.09.
Lowest crude rate of birth in thirteen years
As with the fertility rate, the crude birth rate in Sweden was at its lowest point for several years in 2020. 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 10.6 in 2020, which was the lowest number in the past decade.