By Euro Weekly News Media • 23 June 2015 • 5:20
THE birth rate has risen for the first time in five years, according to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE). In addition, the average maternity age is up, as is life expectancy.The INE say that a total of 426,303 babies were born in Spain during 2014, which was 588 more than the same period in 2013. The rise of 0.1 per cent year-on-year denotes the first recorded rise in five years.The Natural Population Movement report from the INE that also noted marriages in Spain had risen 1.3 per cent year-on-year, and stated that the average age of women who gave birth had increased slightly from 31.7 years of age, to 31.8.The other significant fact they discovered pertains to the life expectancy of Spaniards, which rose in 2014 by 0.2 years compared to the previous year to reach 83, the longest in recorded history.
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