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Live births outside marriage
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
2018 44.9 (p) .. .. ..
2017 49.1 46.8 .. ..
2016 48.9 45.9 .. ..
2015 47.7 44.5 .. ..
2014 47.0 42.5 .. ..
2013 45.9 40.9 41.2 41.1
2012 44.3 39.0 40.2 40.3
2011 37.0 37.4 39.1 39.3
2010 35.2 35.5 37.9 38.1
2009 34.5 34.5 36.7 37.1
2008 33.4 33.2 35.6 36.1
2007 32.4 30.2 34.3 35.1
2006 30.4 28.4 33.1 34.2
2005 29.5 26.5 31.7 33.0
2004 28.1 25.1 30.4 31.9
2003 26.1 23.4 29.2 30.8
2002 24.8 21.7 28.1 29.5
2001 22.3 19.7 27.1 28.5
2000 20.1 17.7 25.6 27.2
Units: Percentage over total number of live births.
Source Catalonia: Idescat; INE. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: September 30, 2019.

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).