In 2020, Trentino-South Tyrol was the region in Italy with the highest birth rate nationwide, with 8.5 births per every 1,000 inhabitants. The following three positions of the ranking were occupied by Southern regions: Campania, Sicily, and Calabria. Indeed, South-Italy was the macro-region with the largest birth-rate in Italy.
Population change in Italy
Over the last years, the natural increase in population dropped and the number of deaths exceeded the number of births. This phenomenon can be observed in every region of the country, except in Trentino-South Tyrol, the only area in which the number of births was slightly higher than those of deaths in 2020. Consequently, on a national scale the share of people aged over 65 years and over grew constantly, whereas the young population declined over the last decade. Certainly, the median age is increasing as well.
High lifespans for Italians
Another factor that contributes in making the population older is that people are living longer than ever before. Data about life expectancy reveals that the expected lifespan at birth is rising: in 2020, it stood at 79.7 years for men and 84.4 years for women. In fact, lifespans in Italy are one of the highest worldwide, even above the European average.
Birth rate in Italy in 2020, by region
(per 1,000 inhabitants)
Profit from the additional features of your individual account
Currently, you are using a shared account. To use individual functions (e.g., mark statistics as favourites, set
statistic alerts) please log in with your personal account.
If you are an admin, please authenticate by logging in again.
Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Istat. (September 27, 2021). Birth rate in Italy in 2020, by region (per 1,000 inhabitants) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 19, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/567990/birth-rate-in-italy-by-region/
Istat. "Birth rate in Italy in 2020, by region (per 1,000 inhabitants)." Chart. September 27, 2021. Statista. Accessed May 19, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/567990/birth-rate-in-italy-by-region/
Istat. (2021). Birth rate in Italy in 2020, by region (per 1,000 inhabitants). Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: May 19, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/567990/birth-rate-in-italy-by-region/
Istat. "Birth Rate in Italy in 2020, by Region (per 1,000 Inhabitants)." Statista, Statista Inc., 27 Sep 2021, https://www.statista.com/statistics/567990/birth-rate-in-italy-by-region/
Istat, Birth rate in Italy in 2020, by region (per 1,000 inhabitants) Statista, https://www.statista.com/statistics/567990/birth-rate-in-italy-by-region/ (last visited May 19, 2022)