BIRTH AND FERTILITY OF THE RESIDENT ITALIAN POPULATION - YEAR 2022

27.11.2023

The decline in births continues Another negative record for the birth rate: in 2022 births fell to 393 thousand, recording a drop of 1.7% on the previous year. The decline in birth rates continues into 2023: according to the first provisional data, births in January-June are around 3,500 fewer than in the same period in 2022. The average number of children per woman drops to 1.24, showing a slight decline in 2021 (1.25); the provisional estimate drawn up for the first 6 months of 2023 highlights a fertility rate of 1.22 children per woman. In 2010 the average number of children per woman had reached the relative maximum recorded in the last twenty years of 1.44.


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