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Easily Seen Gender Statistcs

No. 121
Read. 138
Title 2000~2016 Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate
Date 2018-02-27

This is the result of examining Crude Birth Rate ()* and Total Fertility Rate** from 2000 to 2016 through KOSTAT's Vital Statistics. Crude birth rate refers to the number of crude births occurring during the year per 1,000 population. And as of 2016, it was 7.9 people. This is the smallest figure recorded since year 2000’s 13.3 people, followed by 8.9 people in 2010, 8.6 people in 2015. The total fertility rate has also shown a slight decline since 2000. The total fertility rate, which was 1.47 in 2000, showed the lowest level at 1.08 in 2005, then rebounded slightly to 1.25 in 2007, but then declined again to 1.15 in 2009. Since 2001, there has been a very low fertility rate of 1.3 or less, with 1.30 persons in 2012 and 1.24 persons in 2015. Even in 2016, the total fertility rate is only 1.17, which is not falling far below the low fertility rate.



* Crude Birth Rate: A basic indicator of the level of birth in a particular population, which is the total number of births per year divided by the total population in the year, expressed as a thousand shares, calculated using the formula below. Birth rate = ((total births in one year) / (annual population in the current year)) * 1,000

** Total Fertility Rate refers to the average number of children a woman has during the child's 15 to 49 years of age.