Tuesday - 13 March 2012
Live births in Iceland were 4,496 in 2011, 2,327 boys and 2,169 girls. That amounts to 1,073 boys for every 1,000 girls. This is a decrease in the number of births from the previous year when 4,907 children were born. Although decreasing, the number of births in 2011 is still the same as the average in the last couple of decades. The crude birth rate, i.e. the number of births per 1,000 women aged 20-44 years, was 68.0 in 2011, compared with 73.7 in the previous year.
Most births in Reykjavik
Most of the children were registered with domicile in Reykjavik (1,718), Kˇpavogur (491) and Hafnarfj÷rur (413). Most births in 2011 occurred in the month of August (428) and July (405) and fewest in October (336). In 2010, most children were born in September (472) and fewest in February (372).
Children born in Iceland but domiciled abroad are not included.
Statistics Iceland cannot at present publish a more detailed breakdown of births in 2011 as data were not received in time from the Directorate of Health (Birth Registration). Further publication is thus postponed.