Italy: fertility rate 2018, by region

In 2018, the Italian region which registered the highest fertility rate in the country was Trentino-South Tyrol. In the year considered, the average number of children born per female in this area reached 1.63 infants. Overall over the last years, the birth rate in Italy has constantly decreased.

Less and less children born per female

The average number of children born per female significantly changed from the middle of the twentieth century to nowadays. In 2017, Italian women were on average a mother of one child, whereas about seven decades earlier females had on average one kid more.

Italy, the country with one of the lowest fertility rates globally

In the global perspective, Italy turned out to be one of the world twenty countries with the lowest fertility rate in 2017. The fertility rate in Singapore was estimated to be at 0.83 children per woman, placing the country on top of the ranking.

Average number of children born per female in Italy in 2018, by region*

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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.

*Forecast.

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