HomeThemes0Press releases The birth rate in the...

Press Release 14/08/2019

THE BASQUE COUNTRY IN THE EU-28 2019.

Share facebook Share twitter Share email pdf Product list

The birth rate in the Basque Country is far lower than the average of the EU-28

7.8 births per 1,000 inhabitants were recorded, compared to 9.9 births for the countries in this area in 2017

One of the most relevant demographic indicators is that which refers to the birth rate. The birth rate in the Basque Country in 2017 was among the lowest of the EU-28 countries, according to data collected in the section of Structural Indicators “The Basque Country in the EU-28” by Eustat. With 7.8 births per 1,000 inhabitants, it was far below the EU-28 average for that same year, which was 9.9. In the ranking of all the countries in the area, the birth rate in the Basque Country exceeded only that of Italy (7.6).

graf0016676_01_i.png

In 2007 the birth rate stood at 9.6 in the Basque Country. It was noteworthy that the birth rate fell drastically in the period 2012-2017, falling from 9.4 births for every 1,000 inhabitants in 2012 to 7.8 in 2017.

In these same years, 2007 and 2012, birth rates in the EU-28 countries were 10.7 and 10.4, respectively, and they were always higher than those registered in the Basque Country in the period 2007-2017.

The rate for Spain was also very low in 2017 - 8.4 births per 1,000 inhabitants - although it was slightly higher than that registered in the Basque Country. The EU-28 also registered higher birth rates than the Basque country in the years 2007 and 2012, 10.9 and 9.7 births per 1,000 inhabitants, respectively.

In the ranking of EU-28 countries, the birth rate in the Basque Country in 2017 exceeded only that of Italy (7.6 births per 1,000 inhabitants). The countries with the lowest rates, aside from Italy, were Greece (8.2), Portugal (8.4), Spain (8.4) and Croatia (8.9), among others.

On the other hand, the highest rates registered in the EU-28 corresponded to Ireland (12.9), Sweden (11.5), France and the United Kingdom (11.4 each) and the Czech Republic (10.8), among others.

For further information:

Eustat - Euskal Estatistika Erakundea / Basque Statistics Institute C/ Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 01010 Vitoria-Gasteiz Press Service: servicioprensa@eustat.es Tel: 945 01 75 62

Inglés
Product data
Product data

The birth rate in the Basque Country is far lower than the average of the EU-28

Operation : 
The Basque Country in the EU-28
Código operación : 
990107
Frequency : 
Continua
Timeframe : 
2019
Last updated : 
08/14/2019
Next update : 
Type of operation : 
Recopilación
Available formats : 
Pdf
Licence : 
Creative Commons
Permalink : 
http://en.eustat.eus/elementos/not0016676_i.html
Body responsible : 

Other statistical products

Data

Data bank

Microdata file

Metadata

Methodology and quality

Definitions

Codes and nomenclatures

Questionnaires

Auxiliary information

Calendar

Your feedback.  Help us to make our web better

How would you rate the information on the site?
Very useful
Useful
Barely useful
Not useful at all
Would you like to make a suggestion?
Yes, I would
Send