(measure: births per woman; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Netherlands: Fertility rate, births per woman
For that indicator, we provide data for the Netherlands from 1960 to 2018. The average value for the Netherlands during that period was 1.91 births per woman with a minimum of 1.47 births per woman in 1983 and a maximum of 3.22 births per woman in 1961.
The latest value from 2018 is 1.62 births per woman. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 190
countries is 2.66 births per woman.
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Definition: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.