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Press release 329 / 2012-09-20: Slight decrease of the fertility rate to 1.36 children per woman in 2011

WIESBADEN – The total fertility rate for 2011 was 1.36 children per woman in Germany. As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports, the rate was lower than in the preceding year (1.39) and near the level of 2009. For younger women, the average number of births fell in 2011, while it increased for women in their mid-thirties to mid-forties. 

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