Birth; age mother (on 31-12), birth order and fertility rates 1950-2014

Birth; age mother (on 31-12), birth order and fertility rates 1950-2014

Age mother (on 31 December) Periods Live born children Total live born children Total live born children (number) Live born children Total live born children First child (number) Live born children Total live born children Second child (number) Live born children Total live born children Third child (number) Live born children Total live born children Fourth or following children (number) Live born children Marital live born children Total marital live born children (number) Live born children Marital live born children First child (number) Live born children Marital live born children Second child (number) Live born children Marital live born children Third child (number) Live born children Marital live born children Fourth or following children (number) Live born children Non-marital live born children Total non-marital live born children (number) Live born children Non-marital live born children First child (number) Live born children Non-marital live born children Second child (number) Live born children Non-marital live born children Third child (number) Live born children Non-marital live born children Fourth or following children (number) Live born children, rates Total live born children (0/00) Live born children, rates First child (0/00) Live born children, rates Second child (0/00) Live born children, rates Third child (0/00) Live born children, rates Fourth or following children (0/00)
Total (ages mothers) 1950 229,718 62,373 56,399 39,183 71,763 226,289 59,974 55,980 38,947 71,388 3,429 2,399 419 236 375 90.53 24.58 22.23 15.44 28.28
Total (ages mothers) 2000 206,619 95,972 74,014 25,685 10,948 155,080 63,607 59,970 22,088 9,415 51,539 32,365 14,044 3,597 1,533 52.37 24.33 18.76 6.51 2.78
Total (ages mothers) 2005 187,910 84,928 69,668 23,980 9,334 122,347 46,965 48,977 18,769 7,636 65,563 37,963 20,691 5,211 1,698 47.97 21.68 17.78 6.12 2.38
Total (ages mothers) 2010 184,397 85,466 66,412 23,604 8,915 108,645 42,921 41,658 17,078 6,988 75,752 42,545 24,754 6,526 1,927 48.01 22.25 17.29 6.15 2.32
Total (ages mothers) 2013 171,341 79,460 62,905 20,930 8,046 97,342 38,458 38,251 14,629 6,004 73,999 41,002 24,654 6,301 2,042 45.29 21.00 16.63 5.53 2.13
Total (ages mothers) 2014 175,181 80,744 64,013 21,754 8,670 97,933 38,542 38,153 14,791 6,447 77,248 42,202 25,860 6,963 2,223 46.54 21.45 17.01 5.78 2.30
Younger than 20 years 1950 3,562 3,201 330 28 3 2,964 2,621 314 26 3 598 580 16 2 - 9.02 8.10 0.84 0.07 0.01
Younger than 20 years 2000 2,503 2,316 183 3 1 565 514 50 1 - 1,938 1,802 133 2 1 5.54 5.13 0.41 0.01 0.00
Younger than 20 years 2005 2,010 1,872 133 5 - 296 273 23 - - 1,714 1,599 110 5 - 4.15 3.87 0.28 0.01 -
Younger than 20 years 2010 1,884 1,763 114 7 - 204 180 21 3 - 1,680 1,583 93 4 - 3.84 3.59 0.23 0.01 -
Younger than 20 years 2013 1,360 1,305 53 2 - 166 152 14 - - 1,194 1,153 39 2 - 2.81 2.69 0.11 0.00 -
Younger than 20 years 2014 1,276 1,199 76 1 - 130 113 17 - - 1,146 1,086 59 1 - 2.62 2.46 0.16 0.00 -
20 to 25 years 1950 32,747 19,928 9,297 2,796 726 31,476 18,834 9,162 2,768 712 1,271 1,094 135 28 14 82.38 50.13 23.39 7.03 1.83
20 to 25 years 2000 17,456 12,748 4,064 570 74 9,973 6,873 2,662 392 46 7,483 5,875 1,402 178 28 36.92 26.97 8.60 1.21 0.16
20 to 25 years 2005 16,693 12,062 3,992 574 65 8,044 5,552 2,165 293 34 8,649 6,510 1,827 281 31 35.09 25.35 8.39 1.21 0.14
20 to 25 years 2010 16,417 12,358 3,487 508 64 6,599 4,848 1,489 234 28 9,818 7,510 1,998 274 36 32.34 24.35 6.87 1.00 0.13
20 to 25 years 2013 14,581 10,926 3,152 443 60 5,537 4,000 1,327 185 25 9,044 6,926 1,825 258 35 27.94 20.93 6.04 0.85 0.12
20 to 25 years 2014 14,213 10,592 3,094 457 70 5,250 3,782 1,243 196 29 8,963 6,810 1,851 261 41 27.14 20.23 5.91 0.87 0.13
25 to 30 years 1950 71,176 25,657 23,805 12,827 8,887 70,415 25,192 23,660 12,742 8,821 761 465 145 85 66 178.07 64.19 59.55 32.09 22.23
25 to 30 years 2000 57,358 34,104 17,665 4,425 1,164 43,087 24,099 14,300 3,736 952 14,271 10,005 3,365 689 212 103.90 61.78 32.00 8.02 2.11
25 to 30 years 2005 48,852 28,397 15,838 3,748 869 31,948 17,019 11,400 2,876 653 16,904 11,378 4,438 872 216 98.84 57.45 32.04 7.58 1.76
25 to 30 years 2010 51,570 29,899 16,798 3,937 936 30,728 16,517 10,857 2,716 638 20,842 13,382 5,941 1,221 298 104.08 60.34 33.90 7.95 1.89
25 to 30 years 2013 49,342 28,776 16,018 3,652 896 28,133 15,204 9,954 2,403 572 21,209 13,572 6,064 1,249 324 96.05 56.02 31.18 7.11 1.74
25 to 30 years 2014 50,307 29,501 16,110 3,750 946 28,374 15,463 9,971 2,351 589 21,933 14,038 6,139 1,399 357 96.76 56.74 30.99 7.21 1.82
30 to 35 years 1950 60,682 9,585 15,360 13,957 21,780 60,247 9,412 15,289 13,886 21,660 435 173 71 71 120 170.89 26.99 43.26 39.30 61.34
30 to 35 years 2000 87,117 35,805 35,813 11,522 3,977 69,669 25,518 30,410 10,245 3,496 17,448 10,287 5,403 1,277 481 135.18 55.56 55.57 17.88 6.17
30 to 35 years 2005 73,845 29,940 30,816 9,946 3,143 51,111 17,538 22,772 8,160 2,641 22,734 12,402 8,044 1,786 502 131.35 53.25 54.81 17.69 5.59
30 to 35 years 2010 69,420 28,732 28,308 9,464 2,916 43,640 15,315 18,684 7,291 2,350 25,780 13,417 9,624 2,173 566 138.64 57.38 56.53 18.90 5.82
30 to 35 years 2013 65,925 26,812 27,496 8,728 2,889 40,076 13,780 17,571 6,523 2,202 25,849 13,032 9,925 2,205 687 131.35 53.42 54.78 17.39 5.76
30 to 35 years 2014 68,120 27,677 28,185 9,239 3,019 40,577 13,925 17,644 6,716 2,292 27,543 13,752 10,541 2,523 727 135.32 54.98 55.99 18.35 6.00
35 to 40 years 1950 42,024 3,123 6,009 7,411 25,481 41,769 3,060 5,966 7,371 25,372 255 63 43 40 109 120.81 8.98 17.28 21.31 73.26
35 to 40 years 2000 36,750 9,753 14,531 8,122 4,344 28,036 5,958 11,340 6,963 3,775 8,714 3,795 3,191 1,159 569 56.53 15.00 22.35 12.49 6.68
35 to 40 years 2005 39,967 10,981 16,713 8,429 3,844 26,898 5,752 11,296 6,619 3,231 13,069 5,229 5,417 1,810 613 61.79 16.98 25.84 13.03 5.94
35 to 40 years 2010 37,213 10,496 15,117 8,075 3,525 22,864 5,058 9,130 5,826 2,850 14,349 5,438 5,987 2,249 675 66.34 18.71 26.95 14.40 6.28
35 to 40 years 2013 32,939 9,525 13,718 6,714 2,982 19,448 4,400 8,058 4,681 2,309 13,491 5,125 5,660 2,033 673 64.97 18.79 27.06 13.24 5.88
35 to 40 years 2014 33,797 9,630 14,112 6,860 3,195 19,488 4,339 7,991 4,692 2,466 14,309 5,291 6,121 2,168 729 67.41 19.21 28.15 13.68 6.37
40 to 45 years 1950 17,715 808 1,511 2,032 13,364 17,614 784 1,503 2,022 13,305 101 24 8 10 59 53.06 2.42 4.53 6.09 40.03
40 to 45 years 2000 5,249 1,216 1,729 1,012 1,292 3,611 628 1,189 734 1,060 1,638 588 540 278 232 8.62 2.00 2.84 1.66 2.12
40 to 45 years 2005 6,308 1,622 2,133 1,234 1,319 3,902 801 1,303 795 1,003 2,406 821 830 439 316 9.72 2.50 3.29 1.90 2.03
40 to 45 years 2010 7,565 2,122 2,524 1,549 1,370 4,403 950 1,442 975 1,036 3,162 1,172 1,082 574 334 11.78 3.30 3.93 2.41 2.13
40 to 45 years 2013 6,836 1,993 2,374 1,342 1,127 3,775 860 1,279 806 830 3,061 1,133 1,095 536 297 11.09 3.23 3.85 2.18 1.83
40 to 45 years 2014 7,046 2,004 2,333 1,395 1,314 3,861 848 1,225 805 983 3,185 1,156 1,108 590 331 11.94 3.40 3.96 2.37 2.23
45 years or older 1950 1,812 71 87 132 1,522 1,804 71 86 132 1,515 8 - 1 - 7 5.88 0.23 0.28 0.43 4.94
45 years or older 2000 186 30 29 31 96 139 17 19 17 86 47 13 10 14 10 0.33 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.17
45 years or older 2005 235 54 43 44 94 148 30 18 26 74 87 24 25 18 20 0.39 0.09 0.07 0.07 0.16
45 years or older 2010 328 96 64 64 104 207 53 35 33 86 121 43 29 31 18 0.51 0.15 0.10 0.10 0.16
45 years or older 2013 358 123 94 49 92 207 62 48 31 66 151 61 46 18 26 0.56 0.19 0.15 0.08 0.14
45 years or older 2014 422 141 103 52 126 253 72 62 31 88 169 69 41 21 38 0.66 0.22 0.16 0.08 0.20
Total fertility rate (TFR) 1950 3.10 0.80 0.74 0.53 1.02
Total fertility rate (TFR) 2000 1.72 0.83 0.60 0.21 0.09
Total fertility rate (TFR) 2005 1.71 0.80 0.62 0.21 0.08
Total fertility rate (TFR) 2010 1.80 0.84 0.65 0.23 0.08
Total fertility rate (TFR) 2013 1.68 0.78 0.62 0.21 0.08
Total fertility rate (TFR) 2014 1.71 0.79 0.63 0.21 0.08
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


Live born children (among the population of the Netherlands) by birth order from the mother, marital status of the mother, age of the mother and fertility rates.

Available selections:
- live born children by birth order to the mother, marital status of the mother and age of the mother;
- fertility rates by birth order to the mother and age of the mother.

Data available from 1950 until 2014.

Status of the figures:
All data recorded in this publication are final data.

Changes on 30 June 2016:
This table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.

Description topics

Live born children
Live born children by marital status of the mother and birth order from the mother.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Birth order from the mother (live born children):
The position of the child in the ranking of live born children from a mother.

Marital status:
Legal status involving someone's rights and competences as determined by legal marriage and registered partnership.

Legal marriage:
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people. Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Lesbian parenthood
The law on lesbian parenthood came into effect on 1 April 2014. From April 2014 onwards the female partner of the biological mother may become the legal parent of the child without a legal adoption procedure. The same data for both mothers are available in the municipal population register. Statistics Netherlands does not have information about which of the mothers is the biological mother. To obtain data about, for example, the age, number of children and ethnic background of the mother, Statistics Netherland selects one of the mothers at random.


Partnership registration:
A marriage-like relationship recorded at the registry office. Partnership registration is open to same-sex and different-sex couples.
Total live born children
Total live born children by birth order from the mother.
Total live born children
First child
Live born first children to the mother.
Second child
Live born second children to the mother.
Third child
Live born third children to the mother.
Fourth or following children
Live born fourth or following children to the mother.
Marital live born children
Marital born child:
A child where the mother is married at the time of birth, or a child from a widow whose male or female spouse passed away less than 306 days before the birth.

Break in series
From 2010 onwards a small shift has occurred between a number of marital statuses (fewer never married and more married, divorced and widowed respectively). Because information on some marital statuses was lacking for the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, 'divorced after partnership' and 'widowed after partnership' were not included in these statistics for this period. For these statistics, the marital status before the partnership was used instead, which was mostly 'never married'. From 2010 all marital statuses are available.

Married:
From 2010: legally married and partnership.
1998 to 2010: legally married.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in data in the period 1998 to 2010 used by Statistics Netherlands, partnerships were not included in this period.
Until 1998: legally married.

Widowed:
From 2010: widowed after a legal marriage and widowed after a partnership.
From 1998 to 2010: widowed after a legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, partnerships were not included in this period. For these statistics, this results in data including 'partnership after widowed'. For 'widowed after partnership' the marital status before the partnership was used, which was mostly unmarried.
Until 1998 widowed after a legal marriage.

Divorced:
From 2010: divorced after legal marriage and divorced after partnership.
1998 to 2010: divorced after legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in data in the period 1998 tot 2010 used by Statistics Netherlands, partnerships were not included in this period. For these statistics, this results in data including 'partnership after divorced'. For 'divorced after partnership' the marital status before the partnership was used, which was mostly unmarried.
Until 1998: divorced after legal marriage.

Legally married:
Marital status resulting from having married legally. Including judicial separations which are included in the catagory married.

Partnership:
Marital status resulting from entering into a registered partnership.

Widowed after a legal marriage:
Marital status resulting from death ending a legal marriage.

Widowed after partnership:
Marital status resulting from death ending a registered partnership.

Divorced after a legal marriage:
Marital status resulting from ending a legal marriage by divorce.
Excluding judicial separations which are included in the catagory married.

Divorced after partnership:
Marital status resulting from ending a registered partnership other than by the death of the partner.

Marriage (legal):
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.
Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Registered partnership was introduced in The Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total marital live born children
First child
Marital live born first children to the mother.
Second child
Marital live born second children to the mother.
Third child
Marital live born third children to the mother.
Fourth or following children
Marital live born fourth or following children to the mother.
Non-marital live born children
Non marital born child:
A child where the mother is never married, divorced or widowed at the moment of birth. If the mother was married and the marriage was dissolved by the death of her husband less than 306 days before she gave birth, the birth is considered within marriage.

Break in series
From 2010 onwards a small shift has occurred between a number of marital statuses (fewer never married and more married, divorced and widowed respectively). Because information on some marital statuses was lacking for the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, 'divorced after partnership' and 'widowed after partnership' were not included in these statistics for this period. For these statistics, the marital status before the partnership was used instead, which was mostly 'never married'. From 2010 all marital statuses are available.

Never married:
From 2010: marital status indicating that someone was never married or never in a registered partnership.
1998 to 2010: marital status indicating that someone was never married.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, partnerships were not included in this period. For these statistics, this results in data including 'partnership after never married'. For 'widowed after partnership' and 'divorced after partnership' the marital status before the partnership was used, wich was mostly unmarried.
Until 1998: marital status indicating that someone was never married.

Widowed:
From 2010: widowed after a legal marriage and widowed after a partnership.
From 1998 to 2010: widowed after a legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, partnerships were not included in this period. For these statistics, this results in data including 'partnership after widowed'. For 'widowed after partnership' the marital status before the partnership was used, wich was mostly unmarried.
Until 1998 widowed after a legal marriage.

Divorced:
From 2010: divorced after legal marriage and divorced after partnership.
1998 to 2010: divorced after legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in data in the period 1998 tot 2010 used by Statistics Netherlands, partnerships were not included in this period. For these statistics, this results in data including 'partnership after divorced'. For 'divorced after partnership' the marital status before the partnership was used, wich was mostly unmarried.
Until 1998: divorced after legal marriage.

Widowed after a legal marriage:
Marital status resulting from death ending a legal marriage.

Widowed after partnership:
Marital status resulting from death ending a registered partnership.

Divorced after a legal marriage:
Marital status resulting from ending a legal marriage by divorce.
Excluding judicial separations which are included in the catagory married.

Divorced after partnership:
Marital status resulting from ending a registered partnership other than by the death of the partner.

Marriage (legal):
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.
Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Registered partnership was introduced in The Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total non-marital live born children
First child
Non-marital live born first children to the mother.
Second child
Non-marital live born second children to the mother.
Third child
Non-marital live born third children to the mother.
Fourth or following children
Non-marital live born fourth or following children to the mother.
Live born children, rates
Live born children by birth order from the mother per 1,000 of the average female population in the selected agegroup.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Birth order from the mother:
The position of the child in the ranking of live born children from a mother.
Total live born children
Total number of live born children per 1,000 females in the selected agegroup.
First child
Live born first children per 1,000 females in the selected agegroup.
Second child
Live born second children per 1,000 females in the selected agegroup.
Third child
Live born third children per 1,000 females in the selected agegroup.
Fourth or following children
Live born fourth or following children per 1,000 females in the selected agegroup.