Updated: Apr 6
The influx of migrants has had significant effects on Germany’s birth rates. In 2016 there was a 7 per cent surge in new-borns, the country’s Federal Statistics Office reported on March 28, 2018.
In the year 2016, a total number of 792,131 children were born in Germany. Compared with 2015’s total of 737,575 new-borns, the number had increased by 7 per cent in a single year.
A large increase in the number of these births were registered among migrant women. They were having 25 per cent more babies totaling 184,660, while an increase of 3 per cent was seen among women with German citizenship, who had 607,500 babies.
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While the birth rate among German women rose from 1.43 to 1.46, the number skyrocketed among migrant women, who experienced a rise from 1.95 to 2.28.
Overall, Germany’s total birth rate rose to 1.59 children per woman, a level that hasn’t been recorded since 1973, over four decades ago.