These figures consist of live births where the newborn is a resident on the day of birth.
The birth rate is calculated based on the number of women of reproductive age (15-49 years old). The mother’s age is listed as her age at the end of the year in which she gave birth.
- The ‘per 1,000 unit’ is used to account for differences in population, sex distribution, etc. This makes it possible to compare periods with e.g. different populations.
- Age specific fertility rate is the number of live births per 1,000 women in a specific age group.
- Total fertility rate is the number of children that would be born to 1,000 women over the women’s lifetimes if:
- The women had the exact current age-specific fertility rates throughout their reproductive lives
- None of the women died before the age of 50.