Births

As a component of natural movement, live births naturally increase the population. Live births include live births, i.e. births of live children, i.e. children who, after complete expulsion (head, trunk, limbs) from the mother's body, are breathing or in whom at least a heartbeat is observed. A child is designated as stillborn (stillbirth) if it shows no signs of life at birth and if its weight is at least 500 grams or if the gestation period lasted at least 22 full weeks.

Births
  2018 2019 2020
Live births   87 851 86 172 85 499
Boys 45 013 44 123 44 111
Girls 42 838 42 049 41 388
Swiss 61 650 60 875 60 996
Foreigners 26 201 25 287 24 503
Stillbirths   381 344 ...
2020: provisional annual figures
…= The figures are not available yet
Source: FSO – BEVNAT

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
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