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Number of live births increased but natural growth remained negative
Vital Statistics
Number of live births increased but natural growth remained negative - 2015
28 April 2016

Summary

In 2015 there were 85,500 live births of mothers residing in Portugal, which represents an increase of 3.8% (3,133 children), compared to the previous year.
There were 108,511 deaths of Portuguese residents in national territory, an increase of 3.5% (3,668 deaths) compared to 2014. Of total deaths, 54,158 were of men and 54,353 were of women; 84.9 % of deaths were of persons aged 65 and over.
Portugal has a negative natural growth for the seventh consecutive year. In 2015, the natural growth stood at -23,011 (-22,423 in 2014).
The number of marriages in Portugal (32,393) slightly increased compared to 2014 (more 915), reversing the trend observed in recent years.


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