The number of births falls to the historical minimum in a September


The births reached last September historical low for that month in Spain, with falls of 5.94% compared to the same month of 20216.30% compared to 2020 and 8.69% compared to September 2019, before the pandemic.

According to the monthly estimate made public this Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute (INE)In the last five years alone, births in this month have plummeted by 15.45% to 28,381 last September, only 946 per day on average, when in 2017 there were 1,118 per day and a total of 33,566.

The INE statistics show great differences when analyzing the data by age of the mother, with a greater drop in the birth rate at younger ages. Thus, the drop compared to September 2019 reached 25.59% among women who gave birth between the ages of 15 and 19; 15.34% between 20 and 24 years old; 12.19 between 25 and 29; 6.10 between 30 and 34; 8.06 between 35 and 39; and 4.87 between 40 and 44.

On the contrary, in the 45 to 49 age group they grew by 2.53% and among women over 50 years of age, 66%, although this figure is so high because in September 2019 there were only nine births to mothers of that age, when the average for recent years is 15, the same as today. By autonomous communities, all of which decreased in September compared to that month of 2019, the drop in births was greater in La Rioja (-15.10%), Canarias (-14.89%), Castilla-La Mancha (-12 89%), Navarra (-11.76%) and the Basque Country (-11.45%).

It was also above the average in Castilla y León (-9.26%), Galicia (-8.87%), Andalusia (-8.70%) and Catalonia (-8.45%) and was lower in Cantabria (-8.19%), Extremadura (-8.15%), Madrid (-7.34%), Aragon (-6.80%), the Balearic Islands (-5.36%), Murcia (-5, 00%), Asturias (-4.46%) and the Valencian Community (-3.90%). In Melilla it fell by 33.37% and in Ceuta by 10.65%.

Regarding mortality, which the INE publishes by weeks, adding the weeks that include the month of September, it decreased by 1.09% compared to the same month in 2021 and 5.17 in relation to that of 2020, in the midst of the covid pandemic -19, although it is still 9% above the data for September 2019 and was 8.64% higher than that of that month five years ago.


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