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Children per woman
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
2018 1.30 (p) .. .. ..
2017 1.36 1.31 1.56 (b) 1.59 (b)
2016 1.39 1.34 1.58 1.60
2015 1.39 1.33 1.56 (b) 1.58 (b)
2014 1.38 1.32 1.56 (b) 1.58 (b)
2013 1.33 1.27 1.54 1.55
2012 1.40 1.32 1.56 (b) 1.59 (b)
2011 1.42 1.34 1.57 (b) 1.59 (b)
2010 1.46 1.37 1.59 1.62 (b)
2009 1.46 1.38 1.57 1.61
2008 1.53 1.45 1.58 1.61
2007 1.45 1.38 1.54 1.56
2006 1.44 1.36 1.53 1.54
2005 1.42 1.33 1.50 1.51
2004 1.40 1.31 1.49 1.50
2003 1.36 1.30 1.47 1.47
2002 1.31 1.25 1.45 1.46
2001 1.28 1.23 1.45 1.46
2000 1.29 1.22 1.46 ..
Units: Children per woman.
Source Catalonia: Idescat; INE. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: September 30, 2019.

Methodological note

The number of children per woman is the mean number of children that would be born alive to a woman during her lifetime if she were to pass through her childbearing years conforming to the fertility rates by age of a given year. It is therefore the completed fertility of a hypothetical generation, computed by adding the fertility rates by age for women in a given year (the number of women at each age is assumed to be the same). The short-term fertility rate is also used to indicate the replacement fertility level; in more developed countries, a rate of 2.1 is considered to be replacement level.

Live births : 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 population estimates and 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).