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Home / Twitter. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "Fertility rate in Australia from 1937 to 2017. The post war baby boom, the introduction of the pill, the baby bust and the echo of the baby boom can be clearly seen. Today Australia has its lowest ever fertility rate (un. Asghar Zaidi sur Twitter : "Falling total fertility is not necessarily bad, instead it should be welcomed, @ProfSarahHarper says in a most insightful article on the issue. @oxford_ageing @RichPereira_ONS @UNFPAasia @HelpAgeAPRO @SN.

The average completed family size for women born in 1972, and reaching age 45 in 2017, was 1.89 children per woman, the lowest level recorded. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "The world will soon have a fertility rate below 2.1 children for women. That's the so called replacement rate. 80 years after we reach this number global population will decline (because people will also live longer). So. 'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates. Image copyright Getty Images There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers.

'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust" - meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were a "huge surprise". And there would be profound consequences for societies with "more grandparents than grandchildren".