Birth rate plummeting

Lots of interesting and even alarming data in the latest birth and deaths stats.

  • The fertility rate has fallen 26% since 2008, from 2.19 to 1.61 – well below the replacement rate of 2.1
  • Deaths in 2020 were 4.8% lower than in 2019 and the death rate 6.7% lower.
  • Infant mortality rate down from 4.53 to 3.96 which is excellent
  • Teenage fertility rate continues to drop – from 33.1 in 2008 to 12.2 in 2020. It was going up prior to 2008.

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