Press release: 12.737
4 827 fewer births than deaths in 2021; number of births increased by 2.4% compared to 2020
"In 2021, the number of births increased by 2.4% compared to the previous year. There were also slightly more children born in Austria than in the pre-Corona year 2019. Nevertheless, Austria's birth balance in 2021 was negative: 85 607 newborns contrasted to 90 434 deceased, which makes a birth deficit of 4 827", explains Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
In 2021, 229 children died under one year of age. This translated into a provisional infant mortality rate of 2.7‰.
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