Denmark’s fertility rate climbed to 1.69 in 2014, a small increase over 2013 and the first time that year-end numbers have been up since 2010.
There were significant geographical differences in fertility rate, with women in western Jutland having a fertility rate of 1.91 and Copenhagen area women at just 1.57.
The highest fertility rate was among 30-year-old women, while fewer and fewer Danish women under the age of 20 are having children. The rate of under-20s giving birth is now on par with 43-year-old women, whereas 20 years ago the younger age group had a fertility rate five times as high as 43-year-olds.
The numbers also showed that at the conclusion of 2014, every seventh Danish woman (13.2 percent) remains childless at the age of 50.
Danish fertility rates from 1974-2014 can be seen below, courtesy of Statistics Denmark.