The most common month to be born in Malta is October, while April has the least average of live births, official figures gathered over the past 25 years reveal.
According to data collected by the National Statistics Office (NSO), there were an average of 380 live births during the tenth month of the year between 1996 and 2022. On the other hand, April saw a much lower average, 321.
On the other hand, a look at the individual days of the year in the past quarter century reveals very slight fluctuations. The number of live births per day shifts between a highest average of 15 deliveries on the 9th of November and a lowest average of 9 births on both the 15th of May and New Year’s Day. Moreover, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve are among 43 days of the year with the second-lowest average of 10 registered births.
Average number of monthly live births (1996-2002)
The same NSO birth statistics requested by The Journal also confirm how the number of live births in Malta has been declining over the past generation. The 5,000 birth mark has never been achieved again since 1996, which saw 5,038 deliveries. The lowest number of births in these past 25 years, 3,765, was registered in 2007.
Total number of live births per year (1996-2002)
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