The Human Fertility Database


News


See the Data Availability page for a list of the populations currently included in the HFD, with the range of years for which data on all birth orders combined as well as order-specific data on period and cohort fertility (births, fertility rates and summary indicators) are available.

Additions, updates, and changes to the Human Fertility Database (HFD) are listed below in reverse chronological order:

Date
Description of HFD Update
October 6, 2017Data for Poland were added to the HFD; data for the USA were updated through 2015
September 18, 2017Data for the United Kingdom and Italy were updated through 2014
July 7, 2017Data for the Netherlands were updated through 2014 and for France through 2015
March 30, 2017Preliminary data were released for Greece (through 2009)
March 27, 2017Data for Portugal were updated through 2015
February 20, 2017Data for Finland were updated through 2015
October 4, 2016Data for Japan were updated through 2014
August 30, 2016Data for Spain were added to the HFD
August 22, 2016Data for Switzerland were updated through 2014
June 21, 2016Data were updated for USA through 2014, for Germany (East and West as well) through 2013, and for Iceland through 2012. Preliminary data were released for Israel (1983-2009) and updated for Ireland through 2014.
June 8, 2016Data for Hungary and Russia were updated through 2014; preliminary data (through 2014) were released for Luxembourg
May 25, 2016Data for Taiwan, Estonia and Lithuania were updated through 2014
May 17, 2016Preliminary data were released for Denmark (through 2014)
April 22, 2016Preliminary data were released for Latvia (through 2014)
March 31, 2016Data for Sweden were updated through 2014
March 16, 2016Data for Belarus were updated through 2014
March 14, 2016Data for Canada were updated through 2011
March 2, 2016Data for Finland and Norway were updated through 2012 and 2014, respectively
February 15, 2016Data for Italy (until 2012) were added to the HFD
February 10, 2016Data for Slovenia were updated through 2014
January 20, 2016Data for the USA and Ukraine were updated through 2013
December 3, 2015Data for the Czech Republic were updated through 2014; data for Estonia were updated through 2013
November 30, 2015Data for Lithuania were updated through 2013
November 13, 2015Preliminary data were released for Italy
November 9, 2015Data for Austria were updated through 2014
November 9, 2015Data for the United Kingdom were updated through 2013
November 9, 2015Data for the Netherlands were updated through 2012
October 2, 2015Data for France were updated through 2013
April 1, 2015Data for Japan were updated through 2012
January 21, 2015Data for Germany (East and West) were updated through 2012
September 26, 2014Data for Iceland were added to the HFD
July 24, 2014Data for Chile were added to the HFD
May 2, 2014Data for Estonia were updated through 2012 and include important revisions for 1990-2010 (see the B&D for details)
April 4, 2014Data for Belarus were added to the HFD
March 20, 2014Data for Portugal were updated through 2012
March 20, 2014Data for France were updated through 2012
March 12, 2014Data for Sweden were updated through 2011
March 6, 2014Data for Lithuania were updated through 2011
December 11, 2013Data for the United Kingdom were updated through 2011
November 11, 2013Data for Ukraine were added to the HFD
October 1, 2013Data for Canada were updated through 2009 and include important revisions (see the B&D for details)
June 13, 2013Data for Germany (East and West) refined and updated through 2010, order specific data (2009-2010) added. See the B&D for the explanation of some changes in the data.
April 8, 2013Data for Switzerland were updated through 2011
April 8, 2013Data for Taiwan were added to the HFD
February 27, 2013Data for Japan were added to the HFD
February 21, 2013Data for Norway were added to the HFD
February 8, 2013Data for the Czech Republic were updated through 2011
February 6, 2013Data for the USA were updated through 2010
December 11, 2012Data for France were updated through 2010. See the B&D for the explanation of some changes in the data.
November 2, 2012Data for Estonia were updated through 2010
May 21, 2012Data for Lithuania were updated through 2010
April 17, 2012Data for Russia were revised and updated through 2010. Note some changes in data for 1992, 1994 and 2002 due to applied territorial adjustments and in data for 2003 due to added birth counts. For details see the B&D file.
January 9, 2012Austrian data updated through 2010
November 1, 2011New website design, new summary indicators added
November 1, 2011HFD methodology modified, data for all countries recalculated
October 31, 2011Swiss data updated (1932-2009), order specific data (1998-2009) added
October 31, 2011Swedish data updated through 2010
October 31, 2011Lithuania (1959-2009) added to the HFD
October 31, 2011Portugal (1940-2009) added to the HFD
October 28, 2011Bulgaria (1947-2009) added to the HFD
September 2, 2011Data for the United States updated through 2007
August 24, 2011Russian data updated through 2009
August 24, 2011Estonian data updated through 2009
August 23, 2011Data for the United Kingdom added to the HFD
July 14, 2011Dutch data updated through 2009
June 8, 2011Finish data updated through 2009
June 2, 2011Hungary (1950-2009) added to the HFD
May 20, 2011Data for Slovakia updated through 2009
May 20, 2011Data for Czech Republic updated through 2009
May 13, 2011Data for Germany (East and West) refined and updated through 2009
March 31, 2011Data for Slovenia updated through 2009
March 31, 2011French data updated through 2009
November 25, 2010Germany (1956-2008) added to the HFD
November 15, 2010Canada (1921-2007) added to the HFD
February 5, 2010Switzerland (1944-2007) added to the HFD
January 20, 2010Austrian data updated through 2008
September 25, 2009HFD launched: Data available on-line for 6 countries