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Live births outside marriage
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2021 48.3 (p) Provisional value .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2020 46.6 47.6 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2019 49.7 48.4 42.7 (e) Estimated value
2018 48.9 47.3 42.5 (e) Estimated value
2017 49.1 46.8 42.2 (e) Estimated value
2016 48.9 45.9 42.0 (e) Estimated value
2015 47.7 44.5 41.5 (e) Estimated value
2014 47.0 42.5 41.0 (e) Estimated value
2013 45.9 40.9 40.0
2012 44.3 39.0 38.9
2011 37.0 37.4 37.8
2010 35.2 35.5 36.5
2009 34.5 34.5 35.5
2008 33.4 33.2 34.6
2007 32.4 30.2 33.5
2006 30.4 28.4 32.6
2005 29.5 26.5 31.3
2004 28.1 25.1 30.2
2003 26.1 23.4 29.1
2002 24.8 21.7 27.8
2001 22.3 19.7 26.8
2000 20.1 17.7 25.4
Units: Percentage over total number of live births.
Source Catalonia: Idescat; INE. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(p) Provisional value.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: July 18, 2022.

Statistics NAIX

Methodological note

Live births outside marriage is the number of live births where the mother's marital status at the time of birth is other than married.

Definition of live birth : Births of children that showed any sign of life. It is the number of births excluding stillbirths (total births include live births and stillbirths).

The data for Catalonia have been calculated using figures on Births Statistics. 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).