Number of live births increased by 38 452
While the number of live births was 1 241 412 in 2011. In 2012, this number reached to 1 279 864 by increasing 3.1%. 51% of births were males and 49% of births were females.Total fertility rate became 2.08 by increasing
Total fertility rate means that the average number of live births that a woman would have under the assumption that she survived to the end of her reproductive life (15-49 age group) and had a child according to a given age specific fertility rate.
While the total fertility rate was 2.02 children in 2011, this rate was 2.08 children in 2012. It means that a woman gave approximately 2.08 live births during her reproductive life in 2012. With this rate, a level close to the population replacement level has been reached (2.10). The province which has the highest total fertility rate is Şanlıurfa
When the total fertility rates of provinces are analyzed, in 2012 the province which had the highest total fertility rate was Şanlıurfa with 4.39 children. Şırnak with 4.1 children, Ağrı with 4 children and Siirt with 3.8 children follow the province of Şanlıurfa. The province which had the lowest total fertility rate was Kırklareli with 1.43 children. Eskişehir with 1.44 children, Edirne and Bartın with 1.49 children follow the province of Kırklareli. The First 10 Provinces With the Highest and Lowest Total Fertility Rates
The highest age specific fertility rate was in “25-29” age group
Age specific fertility rate means that the average number of live births per 1 000 females in certain age group.While it is seen that the highest total fertility rate was in “20-24” age group in 2001, since 2006 it has shifted to “25-29” age group. The highest age specific fertility rate was in “25-29” age group with 127‰ in 2012. In other words, the number of live births was 127 per 1 000 females in “25-29” age group. Age Specific Fertility Rates, 2012The largest increase in the number of births took place among women with "30-34" age group
While it was observed that the number of births to women aged less than 25 decreased, the largest increase in the number of births took place among women with "30-34" age group. The number of live born infants to the women in this age group reached to 303 224 in 2012 from 278 265 by increasing approximately 9% compared to 2011. The number of live born infants to the women with "35-39" and "40-44" age groups had increased correspondingly.Crude birth rate was 17‰
While the crude birth rate was 16.8‰ in 2011, this rate was 17‰ in 2012. It means that while the number of births was 16.8 per thousand population in 2011, the number of births was 17 per thousand population in 2012.The province which has the highest crude birth rate is Şanlıurfa
When the crude birth rates of provinces are analyzed, the province which had the highest crude birth rate was Şanlıurfa in 2012 with 33.4‰. Ağrı with 29.9‰, Şırnak with 29.6‰ and Muş with 27.7‰ follow the province of Şanlıurfa. The province which had the lowest crude birth rate was Kırklareli with 10.2‰. Edirne and Tunceli with 10.6‰, Karabük with 10.9‰ and Çanakkale with 11‰ follow the province of Kırklareli.________________________________________________________________________________________Explanations
Birth statistics have been started to be produced from The Central Population Administrative System (MERNIS) database after MERNIS had on-line application in 2001. Birth statistics are updated continually because MERNIS has a dynamic structure. Birth statistics for 2001-2011 are updated as of August 31, 2012 and also birth statistics for 2012 are announced for the same date in this Press Release.