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Birth rate indicators Catalonia
Live births Per 1,000 inhabitants Per 1,000 women aged 15-49 years Children per 100 children Live births by order of birth First child Second child Third child Fourth child Fifth child or more Live births by order of birth (%) First child Second child Third child Fourth child Fifth child or more Live births by marital status of the mother Married mother % with respect to total live births Unmarried mother % with respect to total live births Live births by nationality of the mother Spanish mother % with respect to total live births Foreign mother % with respect to total live births Late foetal deaths (stillbirths) Per 1,000 births Children per 100 children
2021 (p) 57,704 7.45 33.10 106 : : : : : : : : : : : : 57,704 29,839 51.7 27,865 48.3 57,704 39,428 68.3 18,276 31.7 188 3.25 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2020 58,464 7.56 33.46 104 58,464 30,249 19,802 5,915 1,726 772 100 51.7 33.9 10.1 3.0 1.3 58,464 31,191 53.4 27,273 46.6 58,464 39,253 67.1 19,211 32.9 193 3.29 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2019 61,548 8.02 35.39 105 61,548 30,956 21,971 6,102 1,749 770 100 50.3 35.7 9.9 2.8 1.3 61,548 30,956 50.3 30,592 49.7 61,548 41,731 67.8 19,817 32.2 203 3.29 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2018 63,566 8.38 36.88 105 63,566 31,689 23,247 6,229 1,658 743 100 49.9 36.6 9.8 2.6 1.2 63,566 32,504 51.1 31,062 48.9 63,566 44,750 70.4 18,816 29.6 191 3.00 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2017 66,803 8.88 38.92 107 66,803 33,700 24,515 6,364 1,574 650 100 50.4 36.7 9.5 2.4 1.0 66,803 34,008 50.9 32,795 49.1 66,803 48,192 72.1 18,611 27.9 238 3.55 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2016 68,974 9.23 40.21 106 68,974 35,078 25,449 6,251 1,504 692 100 51.0 37.0 9.0 2.0 1.0 68,974 35,280 51.1 33,694 48.9 68,974 50,681 73.5 18,293 26.5 253 3.65 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2015 70,450 9.47 40.96 107 70,450 36,480 25,997 6,008 1,346 619 100 51.8 36.9 8.5 1.9 0.9 70,450 36,820 52.3 33,630 47.7 70,450 52,521 74.6 17,929 25.4 238 3.37 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2014 71,589 9.64 41.24 108 71,589 37,797 25,918 5,860 1,379 635 100 52.8 36.2 8.2 1.9 0.9 71,589 37,966 53.0 33,623 47.0 71,589 53,132 74.2 18,457 25.8 249 3.47 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2013 71,591 9.60 40.59 106 71,591 38,178 25,657 5,804 1,300 652 100 53.3 35.8 8.1 1.8 0.9 71,591 38,759 54.1 32,832 45.9 71,591 52,384 73.2 19,207 26.8 259 3.60 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2012 77,438 10.33 43.15 106 77,438 40,827 28,430 6,024 1,452 705 100 52.7 36.7 7.8 1.9 0.9 77,438 43,126 55.7 34,312 44.3 77,438 56,041 72.4 21,397 27.6 296 3.81 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2011 80,861 10.76 44.49 106 80,861 44,554 27,965 6,266 1,340 735 100 55.1 34.6 7.7 1.7 0.9 80,861 50,965 63.0 29,896 37.0 80,861 58,250 72.0 22,611 28.0 301 3.71 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2010 84,015 11.23 45.91 108 84,015 45,018 29,815 6,734 1,624 825 100 53.6 35.5 8.0 1.9 1.0 84,015 54,476 64.8 29,539 35.2 84,015 59,624 71.0 24,391 29.0 301 3.57 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2009 84,849 11.41 46.14 108 84,849 45,999 29,981 6,533 1,491 845 100 54.2 35.3 7.7 1.8 1.0 84,849 55,607 65.5 29,242 34.5 84,849 60,524 71.3 24,325 28.7 274 3.22 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2008 89,024 12.10 48.53 107 89,024 48,040 31,949 6,698 1,494 843 100 54.0 35.9 7.5 1.7 0.9 89,024 59,218 66.5 29,806 33.5 89,024 63,949 71.8 25,075 28.2 305 3.41 118
2007 83,716 11.59 46.18 106 83,716 47,871 28,511 5,380 1,262 692 100 57.2 34.1 6.4 1.5 0.8 83,716 56,600 67.6 27,116 32.4 83,716 62,262 74.4 21,454 25.6 266 3.17 106
2006 82,077 11.61 46.03 107 82,077 49,491 26,124 4,819 1,034 609 100 60.3 31.8 5.9 1.3 0.7 82,077 57,128 69.6 24,949 30.4 82,077 63,441 77.3 18,636 22.7 339 4.11 112
2005 79,547 11.49 45.39 108 79,547 47,453 25,535 5,001 1,023 536 100 59.7 32.1 6.3 1.3 0.7 79,547 56,074 70.5 23,473 29.5 79,547 62,949 79.1 16,598 20.9 252 3.16 117
2004 76,687 11.34 44.57 106 76,687 45,747 24,616 4,821 986 516 100 59.7 32.1 6.3 1.3 0.7 76,687 55,171 71.9 21,516 28.1 76,687 62,110 81.0 14,577 19.0 236 3.07 125
2003 72,980 11.01 43.12 107 72,980 43,195 23,859 4,512 926 488 100 59.2 32.7 6.2 1.3 0.7 72,980 53,971 74.0 19,009 26.0 72,980 60,990 83.6 11,990 16.4 226 3.09 95
2002 68,315 10.54 41.14 107 68,315 40,858 22,033 4,167 805 452 100 59.8 32.3 6.1 1.2 0.7 68,315 51,407 75.3 16,908 24.7 68,315 58,828 86.1 9,487 13.9 243 3.54 117
2001 64,722 10.23 39.86 106 64,722 38,225 21,370 3,853 812 462 100 59.1 33.0 6.0 1.3 0.7 64,722 50,292 77.7 14,430 22.3 64,722 57,532 88.9 7,190 11.1 245 3.77 101
2000 63,489 10.29 40.23 106 63,489 37,515 21,150 3,744 725 354 100 59.1 33.3 5.9 1.1 0.6 63,489 50,732 79.9 12,757 20.1 63,489 57,776 91.0 5,713 9.0 213 3.60 115
1999 59,359 9.66 37.60 105 59,359 34,979 19,942 3,461 626 351 100 58.9 33.6 5.8 1.1 0.6 59,359 48,428 81.6 10,931 18.4 59,359 54,932 92.5 4,427 7.5 213 3.58 115
1998 56,572 9.23 35.71 108 56,572 32,773 19,315 3,467 624 393 100 57.9 34.1 6.1 1.1 0.7 56,572 47,319 83.6 9,253 16.4 56,572 52,865 93.4 3,707 6.6 204 3.59 110
1997 56,701 9.27 35.69 106 56,701 31,892 20,125 3,650 686 348 100 56.2 35.5 6.4 1.2 0.6 56,701 48,062 84.8 8,639 15.2 56,701 53,273 94.0 3,428 6.0 251 4.41 89
1996 54,602 8.96 34.40 108 54,602 30,016 19,842 3,637 705 403 100 55.0 36.3 6.7 1.3 0.7 54,602 47,181 86.4 7,421 13.6 54,602 51,765 94.8 2,837 5.2 224 4.09 124
1991 56,162 9.27 36.45 107 56,162 31,563 19,059 4,106 900 533 100 56.2 33.9 7.3 1.6 0.9 56,162 49,781 88.6 6,381 11.4 : : : : : 239 4.26 144
1986 60,409 10.10 41.81 106 60,409 31,319 20,126 6,144 1,773 1,047 100 51.8 33.3 10.2 2.9 1.7 60,409 55,931 92.6 4,478 7.4 : : : : : 301 4.96 128
1975 110,336 19.49 79.65 108 110,336 46,164 35,255 17,174 6,694 5,048 100 41.8 32.0 15.6 6.1 4.6 110,336 107,921 97.8 2,415 2.2 : : : : : 1,115 10.00 132
Source: Idescat. Births Statistics.
Note: From 2012 onwards, as well as births by resident mothers taking place within Catalonia, this also includes births by mothers resident in Catalonia taking place in other autonomous communities.
(p) Provisional data.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Late foetal death
According to the International classification of diseases (9th revision), a foetus born after six or more months of gestation.
Live birth
According to the International classification of diseases (9th revision), complete expulsion or extraction from the body of the mother the product of conception, which, after this separation, breathes or shows any other sign of life regardless of the duration of the gestation period.

Methodological aspects

The Births Statistics provide information on the births, deliveries and late foetal deaths of people residing in Catalonia according to their demographic and social characteristics.

The original source of the data are the statistical bulletins on births involving women living in Catalonia who are registered in civil registers. Until 2011, the data refers to the registrations made in Catalonia of people who reside there. From 2012 onwards, it includes all events involving residents in Catalonia who have been registered in other autonomous communities.

From 2012 onwards, the data is reported annually in two phases: the provisional data, based on events concerning residents registered with civil registries of Catalonia, and the definitive data, with events concerning all residents (including those registered with civil registries in other autonomous communities).Idescat draws up these statistics in collaboration with the INE, based on the delivery records of the Civil Registry.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".