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Easily Seen Gender Statistcs

No. 122
Read. 138
Title 2010, 2016 Age-specific Fertility Rate of Mothers
Date 2018-03-06

This is the result of examining age-specific fertility rate of mothers in 2010 and 2016 through KOSTAT’s Vital Statistics. Looking at birth rates by mother’s ages in 2010 and 2016, the age-specific fertility rate for 2016 is lower than that of 2010, but the birth rate for 2016 is higher for people over 35 years old. This can be attributed to the fact that the birth age is increasing due to delayed marriage.

As of 2010, the fertility rate of the 25-29 age group was 79.7 people but it dropped to 56.4 people in 2016. In addition, the fertility rate of 30-34 age group has also decreased from 112.4 people to 110.1 people in 2010. On the other hand, when we look at the fertility rate of 35-39 years old, it increased from 32.6 people in 2010 to 48.7 people in 2016, and the birth rate of 40-44 years old group also rose from 4.1 people to 5.9 people. As the fertility rate of the active age-group is lowered, policy concern should be considered nationally.


*Age-specific Fertility Rate of Mothers: (Number of births per woman by age / Population of women by age) * 1,000