Birth rate declines in Brussels in 2021: Reports

In Brussels, in 2021, the number of cases related to the birth of the child has been reported as 15,600, and it is the only region in Belgium where the birth rate is showing a downward trend.

As per the figures provided by the preliminary birth data, the Belgian statistical office Statbel, the birth of the children has been reduced to around 300 in Brussels as compared to 2020.

On the other hand, the cases of birth are increasing in Flanders and Wallonia as it has been reported as 3,000 and 1,600, respectively.

Additionally, Statbel’s research discovered, “In the nation, the active count of the births does not seem to be recuperating, but it is constantly reducing.”

In 2021, most of the deliveries held all over Belgium were reported as more than 118,100, which was more number of births than in 2020 as it was approximately over 4,400 new labours.

However, the birth rate in 2020 was moderately low, and the number of noted births in 2021 will be similar to the average number of births from 2017 to 2019.

Furthermore, in Flanders, there are around 65,800 births cases that have been reported, over 3,000 deliveries noticed in 2020 and between 2017-2019, there were approximately 1,700 average childbirth cases. Observing the figures of the active birth cases shows a decrease in the number of deliveries.

In 2021, there were little over 36,700 births in Wallonia. According to Statbel, this is about 1,600 higher than in 2020 but similar to the average birth rate from 2017 to 2019. The birth rate in the Walloon Region seems to be enhancing.

As per the research, the changes in the number of women of the reproductive age as well as the demographic structure were not taken into consideration.

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