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Birth rate indicators

Birth rate indicators. 2014-2018
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (p)
Live births 71,589 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,174
Per 1,000 inhabitants 9.6 9.5 9.2 8.9 8.3
Per 1,000 women aged 15-49 years 41.2 41.0 40.2 38.9 36.7
Children per 100 children 108 107 106 107 107
Live births by order of birth 71,589 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,174
First child 37,797 36,480 35,078 33,700 :
Second child 25,918 25,997 25,449 24,515 :
Third child 5,860 6,008 6,251 6,364 :
Fourth child 1,379 1,346 1,504 1,574 :
Fifth child or more 635 619 692 650 :
Live births by order of birth (%) 100 100 100 100 100
First child 52.8 51.8 51 50.4 :
Second child 36.2 36.9 37 36.7 :
Third child 8.2 8.5 9 9.5 :
Fourth child 1.9 1.9 2 2.4 :
Fifth child or more 0.9 0.9 1 1.0 :
Live births by marital status of the mother 71,589 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,174
Married mother 37,966 36,820 35,280 34,008 34,791
% with respect to total live births 53.0 52.3 51.1 50.9 55.1
Unmarried mother 33,623 33,630 33,694 32,795 28,383
% with respect to total live births 47.0 47.7 48.9 49.1 44.9
Live births by nationality of the mother 71,589 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,174
Spanish mother 53,132 52,521 50,681 48,192 44,489
% with respect to total live births 74.2 74.6 73.5 72.1 70.4
Foreign mother 18,457 17,929 18,293 18,611 18,685
% with respect to total live births 25.8 25.4 26.5 27.9 29.6
Late foetal deaths (stillbirths) 249 238 253 238 191
Per 1,000 births 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.6 3.0
Children per 100 children .. .. .. .. ..
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.
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