But families tend to have more children.
In April, 3,774 babies were born in St. Petersburg, a 9-year record low number, City+ reports quoting the St. Petersburg Committee for civil registry. A similar low birth rate was in 2011, when 3,980 babies were born in April.
The mortality rate in April was almost 2,000 people higher than the birth rate. 5,303 people died in April in St. Petersburg, 97 people more than in April last year.
The birth rate in St. Petersburg was declining last year, too, with over 30 thousand boys and about 28 thousand girls born in 2019.
The average age when people become parents for the first time in growing. Women give birth to their first child at 29 on the average, while men become fathers at 32.
Another trend is, there are more families with several children, the most often case with the new babies is, they are third children in the family.
In 2019, the birth rate in St. Petersburg declined by almost 8%.