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Vital Statistics / Basic Demographic Indicators. Provisional data 2019

The number of births decreased 3.5% in 2019 and the average number of children per woman stood at 1.23. The natural increase of the population presented a negative balance of 57,146 people. The number of marriages decreased by 1.2% compared to 2018.

Births in Spain. Year 2019. Provisional data
  Value Variation
Total Births 359,770 -3.49
Girls 174,639 -3.62
Boys 185,131 -3.36
Of a spanish mother 279,639 -5.32
Of a foreign mother 80,131 3.48
  • Variation respect the same period of the last year
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Datos provisionales 2019 Published: 03/06/2020

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Birth Statistics have been prepared since 1858 and constitute one of the most traditional works in the INE. It collects information on births occurring in Spain, as well as data on the birth and the newborn¿s parents.

It is prepared in cooperation with the Autonomous Communities, with the Civil Registries being the primary source of information, which is collected from the Statistical Bulletin of Births. This document is filled out by the parents, relatives, or persons obliged by law to declare the birth. The civil registry in which the birth is registered fills out the information related to the registration of each newborn.