Number of live births in Denmark 2008-2018

The total number of live births fluctuated in the past years in Denmark. Since 2013, the number of live births increased generally. As of 2018, there were approximately 61.5 thousand live births registered. Among them, most of newborn babies were boys, reaching a number of roughly 31.6 thousand. The number of live female births remained stable from 2016 to 2018, at around 29.9 thousand girls.

 Age of women giving birth 

In the period from 2008 to 2018, the average age of Danish women giving birth increased slightly. In 2008, it was 30.8 years, while it reached 31 years in 2018. It is due to women focusing on building a successful career first before becoming a mother. However, mothers can take paid leave to care for their baby without having to quit their job in Denmark.

Stillborn children 

    The number of babies that died during the pregnancy or during the birth was lowest in 2015 in Denmark. In the following two years, the number of stillborn children increased again, amounting to 256 stillbirths.

Number of live births in Denmark from 2008 to 2018

Number of births
2015 58,205
2014 56,870
2013 55,873
2012 57,916
2011 58,998
2010 63,411
2009 62,818
2008 65,038
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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