Birth rate drops in Tatarstan in first half — RealnoeVremya.com
The birth rate fell by 15% in June
17,667 children were born in Tatarstan in the first 6 months of 2022. Compared to the same period last year, the birth rate in the republic decreased by 10.2%, Realnoe Vremya calculated based on the data from Rosstat.
A decline in the birth rate since the beginning of the year in Tatarstan has been observed almost every month except January. In the first month of 2022, 2,875 newborns were registered in the republic, which is 1.4% more than last January.
The peak of the decline in the birth rate occurred in the last month of the semester. In June 2022, 3,061 children were born in Tatarstan, which is 15.4% less than in the first month of last summer. At the same time, this is the largest number of newborns in the Volga Federal District.
The highest number of births in the first half of the year was recorded in March — 3,210. At the same time, the birth rate compared to the same month of 2021 in Tatarstan fell by 15.2%.
In April, the birth rate in comparison with the same month last year decreased in the republic by 14.9% (2,801 children). In May, it fell by 11.2% — 2.9 thousand babies were born.
The minimum reduction in the birth rate was recorded at the end of winter — 2,820 newborns were born, 2.2% less than in February 2021.
In terms of fertility, Tatarstan is the 2nd in the Volga Federal District after Bashkiria
According to the number of births registered in the first half of 2022, Tatarstan is the 2nd in the Volga Federal District. The 1st neighbors Bashkiria, where 17,948 children were born in January-June. However, the birth rate there has also fallen — compared to the same period last year, it has fallen by 7%.
It should be noted that a decrease in the birth rate in the first six months was recorded in all 14 regions of the Volga Federal District. More than in Tatarstan, it fell in the Kirov oblast — by 14.1% and in the Orenburg oblast — by 11.9%.
A decrease in the birth rate in the first half of the year was recorded in the entire Volga Federal District – it fell by 8.7%. In January-June 2022, 116,171 children were born in the district.
In general, 635,218 children were born in Russia in the first semester. Compared to January-June 2021, the birth rate in the country has fallen by 6.3%.