The birth rate in Norway increased by more than 4% in the second quarter of this year

The birth rate in Norway increased by more than 4% in the second quarter of this year

A total of 14,578 children were born between April and June this year. That is 575 more than at the same time last year, new figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show.

In 2020, 14,003 children were born in the second quarter. The increase thus amounts to 4.11%.

The birth rate in the last quarter is the highest since the third quarter of 2019, the SSB writes.

“The increase in the number of births began already in December 2020 and has continued through both the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2021,” Ane Margrete Tømmerås at the SSB stated. 

Birth surplus

In total, the population now numbers over 5.4 million.

At the same time, 9,475 people died in the second quarter. That is 248 fewer compared to the same period in 2020.

According to the SSB, the birth surplus thus ends at 5,100, which is the highest for the second quarter since 2017.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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