What's New?

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

September 02, 2022

Data for Iceland and the Republic of Korea were updated through 2020, and data for Finland were updated through 2021

June 30, 2022

Data for Poland were updated through 2019 and data for the USA were updated through 2020

May 31, 2022

Data for France and Italy were updated through 2019 and data for Sweden were updated through 2021

May 04, 2022

Data for Denmark were updated through 2021

April 26, 2022

Data for Japan were updated through 2020

April 11, 2022

Data for Belgium were added to the HFD; data for Spain were updated through 2020

March 15, 2022

Data for Lithuania were updated through 2020

March 14, 2022

Data for Hungary were updated through 2020

March 10, 2022

Data for Canada were updated through 2019, and data for Finland and Sweden were updated through 2020

January 10, 2022

Data for Canada were updated through 2019, and data for Finland and Sweden were updated through 2020

October 13, 2021

Data for Italy were updated through 2018

August 27, 2021

Data for Austria, Czechia, and the Netherlands were updated through 2019, and data for Norway and Portugal were updated through 2020

May 27, 2021

Data for Croatia were updated through 2019, and data for Denmark were updated through 2020

April 22, 2021

Data for Belarus and Canada were updated through 2018, and data for Estonia, Taiwan, and the USA were updated through 2019

November 23, 2020

Data for Finland, Lithuania, and Sweden were updated through 2019 and data for Russia were updated through 2018

September 29, 2020

Data for France, the Netherlands and Spain were updated through 2018

September 24, 2020

Data were updated for the USA through 2018 and for Denmark through 2019

September 02, 2020

Data for the UK were updated through 2018

June 11, 2020

Data for Czechia and Switzerland were updated through 2018

May 12, 2020

Data for Iceland and Japan were updated through 2018

April 21, 2020

Data for Portugal were updated through 2018

March 03, 2020

Data for Italy were updated through 2017

February 06, 2020

Data for Republic of Korea were revised and updated through 2018

January 28, 2020

Data for Finland, Norway and Sweden were updated through 2018

November 11, 2019

Data for Republic of Korea were added to the HFD

September 17, 2019

Data for France were updated through 2017

August 26, 2019

Data for Poland were updated through 2016

June 26, 2019

Data for Canada were updated through 2016

May 15, 2019

Data for Japan were updated through 2017

May 07, 2019

Data for Germany as well as for East(ern) and West(ern) Germany, Sweden and USA were updated through 2017

April 08, 2019

Data for Czechia and Slovenia were updated through 2017

November 30, 2018

Data for Croatia were added to the HFD. Data for Iceland were updated through 2015, for Japan through 2016 and for Latvia (section for preliminary data) through 2017

November 21, 2018

Data for Spain were updated through 2016 and for Estonia, Hungary and Lithuania through 2017

October 12, 2018

Data for Austria were updated through 2017

September 24, 2018

Data for France were updated through 2016

September 06, 2018

Data for the UK were updated through 2016; data for Denmark (through 2016) were added to the HFD

August 15, 2018

Data for the USA, Switzerland and the Netherlands were updated through 2016

May 25, 2018

Data for Belarus were updated through 2016 and for Slovakia through 2014

April 17, 2018

Data for Czech Republic were updated through 2016; country name was changed to Czechia

January 31, 2018

Data for Sweden were updated through 2016

October 06, 2017

Data for Poland were added to the HFD; data for the USA were updated through 2015

September 18, 2017

Data for the United Kingdom and Italy were updated through 2014

July 07, 2017

Data for the Netherlands were updated through 2014 and for France through 2015

March 30, 2017

Preliminary data were released for Greece (through 2009)

March 27, 2017

Data for Portugal were updated through 2015

February 20, 2017

Data for Finland were updated through 2015

October 04, 2016

Data for Japan were updated through 2014

August 30, 2016

Data for Spain were added to the HFD

August 22, 2016

Data for Switzerland were updated through 2014

June 21, 2016

Data 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 08, 2016

Data for Hungary and Russia were updated through 2014; preliminary data (through 2014) were released for Luxembourg

May 25, 2016

Data for Taiwan, Estonia and Lithuania were updated through 2014

May 17, 2016

Preliminary data were released for Denmark (through 2014)

April 22, 2016

Preliminary data were released for Latvia (through 2014)

March 31, 2016

Data for Sweden were updated through 2014

March 16, 2016

Data for Belarus were updated through 2014

March 14, 2016

Data for Canada were updated through 2011

March 02, 2016

Data for Finland and Norway were updated through 2012 and 2014, respectively

February 15, 2016

Data for Italy (until 2012) were added to the HFD

February 10, 2016

Data for Slovenia were updated through 2014

January 20, 2016

Data for the USA and Ukraine were updated through 2013

December 03, 2015

Data for the Czech Republic were updated through 2014; data for Estonia were updated through 2013

November 30, 2015

Data for Lithuania were updated through 2013

November 13, 2015

Preliminary data were released for Italy

November 09, 2015

Data for the United Kingdom were updated through 2013

November 09, 2015

Data for Austria were updated through 2014

November 09, 2015

Data for the Netherlands were updated through 2012

October 02, 2015

Data for France were updated through 2013

April 01, 2015

Data for Japan were updated through 2012

January 21, 2015

Data for Germany (East and West) were updated through 2012

September 26, 2014

Data for Iceland were added to the HFD

July 24, 2014

Data for Chile were added to the HFD

May 02, 2014

Data for Estonia were updated through 2012 and include important revisions for 1990-2010 (see the B&D for details)

April 04, 2014

Data for Belarus were added to the HFD

March 20, 2014

Data for Portugal were updated through 2012

March 20, 2014

Data for France were updated through 2012

March 12, 2014

Data for Sweden were updated through 2011

March 06, 2014

Data for Lithuania were updated through 2011

December 11, 2013

Data for the United Kingdom were updated through 2011

November 11, 2013

Data for Ukraine were added to the HFD

October 01, 2013

Data for Canada were updated through 2009 and include important revisions (see the B&D for details)

June 13, 2013

Data 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 08, 2013

Data for Switzerland were updated through 2011

April 08, 2013

Data for Taiwan were added to the HFD

February 27, 2013

Data for Japan were added to the HFD

February 21, 2013

Data for Norway were added to the HFD

February 08, 2013

Data for the Czech Republic were updated through 2011

February 06, 2013

Data for the USA were updated through 2010

December 11, 2012

Data for France were updated through 2010. See the B&D for the explanation of some changes in the data.

November 02, 2012

Data for Estonia were updated through 2010

May 21, 2012

Data for Lithuania were updated through 2010

April 17, 2012

Data 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 09, 2012

Austrian data updated through 2010

November 01, 2011

HFD methodology modified, data for all countries recalculated

November 01, 2011

new website design, new summary indicators added

October 31, 2011

Swiss data updated (1932-2009), order specific data (1998-2009) added

October 31, 2011

Swedish data updated through 2010

October 31, 2011

Portugal (1940-2009) added to the HFD

October 31, 2011

Lithuania (1959-2009) added to the HFD

October 28, 2011

Bulgaria (1947-2009) added to the HFD

September 02, 2011

Data for the United States updated through 2007

August 24, 2011

Estonian data updated through 2009

August 24, 2011

Russian data updated through 2009

August 23, 2011

Data for the United Kingdom added to the HFD

July 14, 2011

Dutch data updated through 2009

June 08, 2011

Finish data updated through 2009

June 02, 2011

Hungary (1950-2009) added to the HFD

May 20, 2011

Data for Czech Republic updated through 2009

May 20, 2011

Data for Slovakia updated through 2009

May 13, 2011

Data for Germany (East and West) refined and updated through 2009

March 31, 2011

French data updated through 2009

March 31, 2011

Data for Slovenia updated through 2009

November 25, 2010

Germany (1956-2008) added to the HFD

November 15, 2010

Canada (1921-2007) added to the HFD

February 05, 2010

Switzerland (1944-2007) added to the HFD

January 20, 2010

Austrian data updated through 2008

September 25, 2009

HFD launched: Data available on-line for 6 countries