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Birth rate indicators

Birth rate indicators. 2015-2019
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Live births 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,566 61,548
Per 1,000 inhabitants 9.47 9.23 8.88 8.38 8.02
Per 1,000 women aged 15-49 years 40.96 40.21 38.92 36.88 35.39
Children per 100 children 107 106 107 105 105
Live births by order of birth 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,566 61,548
First child 36,480 35,078 33,700 31,689 30,956
Second child 25,997 25,449 24,515 23,247 21,971
Third child 6,008 6,251 6,364 6,229 6,102
Fourth child 1,346 1,504 1,574 1,658 1,749
Fifth child or more 619 692 650 743 770
Live births by order of birth (%) 100 100 100 100 100
First child 51.8 51 50.4 49.9 50.3
Second child 36.9 37 36.7 36.6 35.7
Third child 8.5 9 9.5 9.8 9.9
Fourth child 1.9 2 2.4 2.6 2.8
Fifth child or more 0.9 1 1.0 1.2 1.3
Live births by marital status of the mother 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,566 61,548
Married mother 36,820 35,280 34,008 32,504 30,956
% with respect to total live births 52.3 51.1 50.9 51.1 50.3
Unmarried mother 33,630 33,694 32,795 31,062 30,592
% with respect to total live births 47.7 48.9 49.1 48.9 49.7
Live births by nationality of the mother 70,450 68,974 66,803 63,566 61,548
Spanish mother 52,521 50,681 48,192 44,750 41,731
% with respect to total live births 74.6 73.5 72.1 70.4 67.8
Foreign mother 17,929 18,293 18,611 18,816 19,817
% with respect to total live births 25.4 26.5 27.9 29.6 32.2
Late foetal deaths (stillbirths) 238 253 238 191 203
Per 1,000 births 3.37 3.65 3.55 3.00 3.29
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.

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