Cohort fertility

Average number of children at different ages by generation
Birth cohort Cumulative fertility per 100 women (age at last birthday) Trend projection *
24 29 34 39 Completed fertility Mean age of childbearing
1930 91 177 232 258 265 27,5
1940 97 182 226 239 242 26,4
1950 89 154 192 208 212 26,5
1960 66 139 184 206 212 27,7
1970 37 103 162 192 201 29,6
1975 30 96 161 194 203 30,0
1980 31 95 161 195 205 30,1
1985 31 94 158   203 30,2
1990 29 84        
1991 28          
1992 27          
1993 26          
1994 25          
1995 24          

Metropolitan France
*For the 1930-67 cohorts, observed completed fertility and mean age of childbearing; for later cohorts, unobserved rates have been estimated to be equal to those observed at the same age in 2017. Calculations and estimates based on data from INSEE, Division of Demographic Surveys and Studies
Source : "Recent demographic Development in France", Population, 4/2021

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Update: July 2022