Birth rate in Italy 2002-2019

Over the past decade, the birth rate in Italy has constantly decreased – in 2019 roughly 7.2 children were estimated to be born per 1,000 inhabitants, about two infants less than in 2002. The region with the highest birth rate in the country was Torino-South Tyrol, where more than nine children were born per 1,000 of the population.

Italian mothers older and older

Similar to citizens of other European countries, Italians also postpone parenthood to a later age. While the average age of an Italian mother at childbirth in the 1990s was 29.9 years, in 2018 females giving birth were roughly two years older than women delivering at the end of the XXth twentieth century.

Italy, a country with one of the lowest fertility rates in the world

If compared with the fertility rates around the world,
Italy turned out to be one of the 20 countries which registered the lowest fertility rate in 2017. The leader of the global ranking was Singapore, where roughly 0.8 babies were born per female.

Birth rate in Italy from 2002 to 2019

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Estimated data

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