Denmark: Fertility Rate, by year
YearFertility rate
  • Region: Denmark
  • Time period: 2000 to 2023
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Decline in Fertility Rate Over Recent Years

Denmark's fertility rate has seen a consistent decline over the last five years, dropping from 1.72 children per woman in 2021 to 1.50 children per woman in 2023. This trend highlights a significant shift in birth rates, underscoring a decreasing population growth potential.

The Highest and Lowest Fertility Rates

The data reveals that the highest fertility rate was observed in 2010, with 1.90 children per woman, while the lowest rate occurred in 2023, at 1.50 children per woman. These points mark the extremities of Denmark's fertility trends over the observed period.

A Decade of Change: 2010 vs. 2020

Comparing fertility rates between 2010 and 2020 illustrates a notable decline from 1.90 to 1.67 children per woman, respectively. This decline over a decade underscores shifting demographic patterns in Denmark.

Period of Stability Before Decline

Between 2006 and 2011, Denmark's fertility rate remained relatively stable, averaging approximately 1.79 children per woman. This period of stability contrasts sharply with the variability and overall decline that followed.

Recent Five-Year Trend

Over the most recent five-year span, from 2019 to 2023, the fertility rate has been steadily decreasing, moving from 1.70 to 1.50 children per woman. This trend signals a continued focus on demographic challenges in the near future.

Long-Term Decrease from 2010 Peak

Since reaching its peak in 2010, the fertility rate in Denmark has experienced a general downward trajectory, decreasing by 0.40 children per woman over 13 years. This long-term decrease reflects broader societal and demographic shifts.

Analysis of Early 2000s Stability

The early 2000s showed a relatively stable fertility rate, with a slight fluctuation between 1.72 and 1.79 children per woman from 2001 to 2004. This stability provided a baseline for understanding subsequent demographic changes.

Impact of Decline on Population Growth

The steady decline in fertility rates, particularly from 2010's high of 1.90 to 2023's low of 1.50, has significant implications for Denmark's population growth and age distribution, indicating potential challenges in labor force sustainability and support for an aging population.

Frequently Asked Questions

What has been the trend in Denmark's fertility rate over the last five years?

Denmark's fertility rate has consistently declined from 1.72 children per woman in 2021 to 1.50 children per woman in 2023.

What were the highest and lowest fertility rates in Denmark?

The highest fertility rate in Denmark was 1.90 children per woman in 2010 and the lowest was 1.50 children per woman in 2023.

Terms and Definitions

Fertility rate refers to the average number of children born to a woman during her lifetime. It's a key indicator in demography that helps understand population growth and trends.

Population growth rate refers to the change in size of a population over a specific period, typically annually. It considers births, deaths, and net migration.

Demography is the statistical study of human populations, especially with reference to their size, structure, and distribution. It deals with the collection and analysis of data that includes births, deaths, age, fertility rate, and other factors that influence population growth and changes.

Net migration rate is the difference in the number of individuals entering and leaving a country over a certain period, typically measured per 1000 inhabitants.

Birth rate is the number of live births per 1,000 people per year. It’s one of the fundamental drivers of a nation's overall population increase or decrease.
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