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Over 4,500 Babies Born in Iceland in 2012

A total of 4,533 babies were born in Iceland last year, 41 more than in 2011.

baby_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

According to the latest data from Statistics Iceland, 2,317 boys and 2,216 girls were born in Iceland in 2012.

The highest number of births was in August, 432, and the lowest in December, 337.

Two thirds of children born in Iceland last year were born out of wedlock, similar to 2011. However, 50.7 percent of children born outside of marriage were born to parents living together while 16.1 percent were born to parents not living together. For comparison, an average of 40 percent of children born in the EU are born out of wedlock.

The mean age of primiparas in 2012 was 26.9 years. The age of mothers at the birth of a first child has increased over the years. The mean age was 21.3 in 1970, 21.9 in 1980, 24 in 1990, 25.4 in 2000, and 26.8 in 2010.

The mean age of mothers in 2012 was 29.9.


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