Caribbean Netherlands; births, fertility, age mother

Table description


This table contains information about live births among the population on the islands of Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius.
Available selections:
- Key figures fertility;
- Live born children by sex;
- Live born children by age of the mother;
- Live born children by birth order from the mother;
- Live born children by marital status of the mother.

Since 10 October 2010, the islands of Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius have the status of 'special municipalities' of the Netherlands.

Data available from: 2011.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 27 October 2022:
None, this is a new table.

When will new figures be published?
Final figures for 2022 will be published in the second quarter of 2023.

Description topics

Live born children
Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.
Live born children, rate
Live born children, rate
The number of live born babies per thousand of the average population.

Average population:
Half of a population at the beginning of a certain period plus half of a population at the end of the period.

Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.
Average number of children per female
Average number of children per female:
This figure can be interpreted as the average number of children a woman would have if the age-specific fertility rates in a given year were to apply throughout her life.

Age specific fertility rate:
The number of live-born children born by women of a particular age group in a given period related to the average number of women in that age group and period.

Age mother:
The age of the mother on 31 December since the birth of her child.
Calculated as the year of birth of the child minus the year of birth of the mother.

Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.
Live born children: age mother
Live born children by age of the mother (on 31 December).

Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.

Age mother:
The age of the mother on 31 December since the birth of her child.
Calculated as the year of birth of the child minus the year of birth of the mother.
Total live born children
Younger than 20 years
20 to 24 years
25 to 29 years
30 to 34 years
35 to 39 years
40 to 44 years
45 years or older
Live born children: birth order
Live born children by birth order from the mother.

Birth order from the mother:
The position of the child in the ranking of live born children from a mother.
Previous stillbirths from the mother do not count in determining the ranking.

Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.
Total live born children
1st child
Live born first children from the mother.
2nd child
Live born second children from the mother.
3rd child
Live born third children from the mother.
4th or following children
Live born fourth or following children from the mother.
Live born children: marital status
Live born children by marital status of the mother.

Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.

Marital status:
Legal status involving someone's rights and competences as determined by legal marriage and registered partnership. Registered partnership was introduced in The Netherlands on 1 January 1998. Registered partnership and marriage are usually treated in the same way.

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 live born children
Mother married
Live born children where the mother is married at the time of birth, or a birth from a widow whose male or female partner passed away less than 306 days before the birth.

Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.

Married:
Legally married and partnership.

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

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

Marriage:
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.
Since 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.
Mother never married
Birth 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 partner less than 306 days before she gave birth, the birth is considered within marriage.

Live born children:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy. Live born children are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality of birth.

Never married:
Marital status indicating that someone was never married or never in a registered partnership.

Widowed:
Widowed after a legal marriage and widowed after a partnership.

Divorced:
Divorced after legal marriage and divorced after partnership.

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.