Cohort fertility

Average number of children at different ages by generation
Birth cohortCumulative fertility per 100 women (age at last birthday)Trend projection *
24293439Completed fertilityMean age of childbearing
1930 90 177 231 256 263 27,5
1940 96 181 225 238 241 26,4
1950 89 154 192 207 211 26,5
1960 66 139 184 206 212 27,7
1970 37 103 162 192 200 29,5
1975 30 96 161 194 203 30
1980 31 95 161   204 30,1
1985 31 94        
1988 30          
1990 29          
1991 28          
1992 27          

Metropolitan France
*For the 1930-66 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 2016. Calculations and estimates based on data from INSEE, Division of Demographic Surveys and Studies
Source : "Recent demographic Development in France", Population, 3/2017

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