Friday February 26, 2021

Fertility rate in Finland grows slightly

Published : 25 Jan 2021, 01:21

Updated : 25 Jan 2021, 10:33

  DF Report

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The total fertility rate in the country grew slightly in 2020 from the previous year, according to the Statistics Finland’s preliminary data.

The fertility rate was 1.37 children in 2020, compared to 1.35 children in 2019.

The total fertility rate indicates how many children a woman would give birth to, on average, during her life time if the birth rate remains the same as in the year on which the calculation is based.

Finland’s population at the end of December 2020 was 5,536,146. In 2020, Finland’s population increased by 10,854 persons.

The reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 19,378 higher than that of emigrants. The number of births was 8,491 lower than that of deaths.

A total of 46,452 children were born in 2020, or 839 more than in 2019. The number of deaths was 54,943 or 994 more than one year earlier.