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Feature Articles on Statistics
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December 2018
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Broadly speaking, Hong Kong's fertility showed a declining trend over the past 36 years.  After experiencing the historic low of 901 live births per 1 000 women in 2003, the total fertility rate once rebounded to 1 285 in 2012, and then dropped to 1 125 in 2017.  During the whole period, the total fertility rate of Hong Kong has been consistently below the replacement level of 2 100.
This article gives a brief account of the fertility trend in Hong Kong over the period from 1981 to 2017 and analyses the factors underlying the fertility trend.

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