Posts Tagged ‘Fertility rate’

Population decline worries experts as fertility rates drop globally

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Fertility rates worldwide are plummeting and experts are worried the population decline could be very bad news. Humans have altered the planet to such an extent that scientists have declared a new name for a new era – ‘The Anthropocene’, the age of humans. But for better or worse, the boom time could be over. Read more

Stats NZ records New Zealand’s lowest-ever fertility rate

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

The latest quarterly data from Stats NZ reports New Zealand’s lowest-ever fertility rate. It says the ratio of births to the number of women of child-bearing age is now 1.63. This is well below the 2.1 ratio needed for a woman to replace herself, and her partner. Without migration, the New Zealand population will join Read more

Falling fertility rates: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, a new study has found. And 23 nations – including Spain and Japan – are expected to see their populations halve by 2100. Countries will also age dramatically, with as many people turning 80 as there are being Read more

Italy predicts decline in births following coronavirus

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

According to Italy’s national statistics institute, Italy is likely to see a significant decline in the number of babies born in the period following the COVID-19 pandemic. In their 2020 annual report, Istat, Italy’s national statistics institute, predicted that the climate of uncertainty and fear caused by the coronavirus may result in 10,000 fewer births Read more