The average number of children per woman in Germany has fallen to 1.54. At the same time, the number of children born in the past year, with around 778.100 babies 9400 is lower than in the year 2018, as the Federal Statistical office reported on Wednesday in Wiesbaden. Thus, the so-called total fertility rate in the year 2019, for to 1.54 children per woman in the previous year it amounted to 1.57 children.
The total fertility rate is used for the description of the current fertility behavior. It indicates how many children would a woman in the course of your life, if your birth would have to behave like all the women between 15 and 49 years in the year under review.
The birth rate has declined in 14 of the 16 Federal States. Only in Bavaria and Bremen, and remained unchanged at the previous year's level. In Bremen and lower Saxony, the birth rate was 1.6 children per woman is the highest. Berlin was, however, with 1.41 children per woman, the country with the lowest birth rate.
In the year 2018, the total fertility rate in Germany according to data of the Statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat), slightly higher than the EU average (1.55 children per woman). The highest birth rate was measured at 1.88 children per woman at that time in France, and the lowest with 1.23 children per woman in Malta.
their first child, women in Germany get later and later in life: At birth of first child women 2019 were on average 30.1 years old. Ten years previously the average age was for the birth of the first child at 28.8 years. At the birth of the second child mothers in 2019, an average of 32.2 years, with a third child, 33.2 years old. In a comparison of the Federal States of Hamburg were present at the birth of their first child, with 31.2 years of age at the oldest, in Saxony-Anhalt, by contrast, 28.9 years at the latest. According to the age at the first child mothers in Germany to 2018 included in the European comparison with the older third.Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 05:20