For almost 50 years, women in Bavaria have not had as many children as they did last year. The Fürth State Bureau of Statistics reported that the birth rate in the Free State was 1.6.
The birth rate is almost the same as in the record year of 1972
According to the institution, in 2021 the average of 1.6 was slightly below the previous record of 1.73, which was set in 1972. In 2020, the average number of children per woman was 1.55. According to statisticians, the value continued to rise in all administrative districts and most counties, as it has every year since 2006. At that time, the indicator was 1.32.
Neustadt an der Waldnaab district in front
The district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab in Upper Palatinate is ahead of Bavaria with 2.0 children per woman. Among the city districts, the Swabian city of Kaufbeuren has the highest value – 1.78. Is the rising number of births related to the effects of the coronavirus pandemicstatisticians could not determine.
The administrative district with the greatest growth in the last ten years is the Upper Palatinate. According to statistics, Upper Franconia has the lowest reproductive rate in Bavaria, with 1.55 births per woman.
Low rates in university towns
All university cities have the lowest rates in Bavaria: Passau in Lower Bavaria with 1.15 children per woman, Bayreuth in Upper Franconia with 1.20 children, Regensburg in Upper Palatinate with 1.23 and Erlangen in Middle Franconia with 1.25 children.
Background – statistical effect: relatively many young women of childbearing age, but many delay family planning due to studies and careers.
With material from dpa.