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Baby boom as Swedes go forth and procreate

The Local · 1 Jul 2010, 16:28

Published: 01 Jul 2010 16:28 GMT+02:00

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At the same time, the number of deaths declined by 3 percent, to 46,486 people, according to a new report from Infotorg.

"Our previous figures from 2009 indicated that a baby boom was looming," said Patrik Attemark, InfoTorg CEO in a statement on Thursday.

The report indicates that immigration is 70 percent higher than emigration, despite a 35 percent hike in the number of those leaving Sweden in comparison with 2009.

While Swedish procreation is ensuring an increased at the younger end of the population, longer life spans and a higher average age of new arrivals to Sweden, the average age of the population increased somewhat over the period.

"Sweden will continue to see pregnant bellies and baby carriages in increasing amounts in the streets. At the same time, we note a reduced number of deaths, a trend that indicates a prosperous population living longer," Attemark said.

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The Infotorg report is based on figures from the Swedish Population Address Register (SPAR), which are based on an average daily change over a given month multiplied by the number of days in the month.

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18:29 July 1, 2010 by Nemesis
I have noticed.

A lot of my friends are pregnant.

Good to see.
20:35 July 1, 2010 by christo
heheh let me get my girlfriend pregnant earlier hehehehe
20:45 July 1, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
Was the weather in Sweden worse than usual in the 39 weeks preceding whatever the dates of first half 2010 births?

Being indoors more seems to have that effect.
21:06 July 1, 2010 by glamelixir
could this be related to the increase of unemployment? People find themselves in a career break and procreate.

In my case the unemployment only brings more panic to get pregnant. Different cultures maybe.
21:09 July 1, 2010 by Dave N
Like similar news from England , France and the Netherlands this "baby boom" is just a sign of the breeding habits of immigrants from the 3rd World. The headline is a lie. It is not Swedes who are multiplying - the Swedes, like all the other European nations, are not breeding in sufficient numbers to replace themselves. They are in fact dying out. Eurabia awaits.
21:10 July 1, 2010 by boby
This is a sign of the demographic change in Sweden. Immigrant families have more children then native Swedes, that is why the numbers are climbing. The master plan of the liberals is coming into effect.

Just a pity that with the increase of newborns comes the end of Sewden as a Christian country.
21:55 July 1, 2010 by zircon
Yes, Peggy? Toilet flush... (Married with children scene.)
22:27 July 1, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
The former fans of antisemitism in Europe have given way to a generation of fans of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hysteria who try to incite fear and talk about "Eurabia".

At the Stockholm area BVCs, the overwhelming majority of parents there seem to speak Swedish with a traditional Swedish accent and look no more or less Swedish than the members of the Swedish Royal House of Vasa. That is no less true at most all of the BVCs around Sweden.

I'm sure this kind of observation must annoy the extremists who support racism and other forms of bigotry and repeatedly try to use fear in order to engage in their petty propaganda efforts.
22:34 July 1, 2010 by asian123
it is not swedes growing in sweden.

infact immigrants are responisible to this baby boom.

especially people from middle east and north aftrica and somalia.

same phenomena all over the europe.

and europe is heading towards civil war.
22:50 July 1, 2010 by diegoveggie
more humans! just what we all need. creating a next generation of spoiled brats
22:51 July 1, 2010 by dizzymoe33
Keep those blonde hair and blue eyed babies coming because we are becoming a minority.
23:26 July 1, 2010 by wxman
Dave and asian have it right.
01:05 July 2, 2010 by Michael84
Good Good ;)
03:29 July 2, 2010 by JoeSwede
Interesting info. Good luck to all the parents.
11:24 July 2, 2010 by Hauhr
any thoughts on what is causing the increased number of pregnancies?
12:57 July 2, 2010 by goerre
is it the Swedes who are breeding or immigrants?
13:25 July 2, 2010 by matthewF
And these negative comments coming from an english language newspaper in Sweden! Does anyone see the irony?

Nordic populations have been in decline for many years, and indeed a temporary rise may not even significantly alter a >10yr decline in overall growth. It's just stats!

Those using this story as an opportunity to vent their own, individual insecurities about immigration should actually try to engage in a conversation about this matter with those people new to Sweden, instead of hiding away behing the cover of the internet.

Lets talk about your feelings towards people coming to Sweden, No one is going to take your stuga away from you!
13:55 July 2, 2010 by Purple_Rache
Well, I've got to say, as an immigrant myself, I have not been rushing to procreate. It has been extremely difficult to find a job, in fact I've been told, it could take me another 2 years of study! Without the security of a job, we can't decide to start a family. There are some fantastic benefits for having a child here in Sweden, IF you're working. From my experience, the people having the babies are the Swedes, as they can afford to.
14:55 July 2, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
It's always so interesting to see how birds of (the prejudiced) feather flock together here in order to try to attack their favorite prey.

When unemployment is up in an environment where government-paid benefits come by way of being a parent or the opportunity cost of parenting drops, it is not unexpected that there would be a greater recourse to parenthood.

What is causing the increased number of pregnancies is people of a reproductive age having unprotected sex or taking advantage of fertility treatments. What is motivating such behavior is people's personal business.
15:57 July 2, 2010 by Jannik
The PC crowd are coming up with all sorts of minor explanations as to why the fertility rate is rising.

As many others have noted, the main reason ofcourse, is the muslim colonization of Sweden, and many other countries in western Europe.

Detailed studies carried out in neighbor country Denmark, documents that people of middleeastern and african descent have a significantly higher fertility rate than ethnic danes.

The groups with the highest fertility rate are, palestinians, somalis, pakistanis ,turks, and people from sub-saharan africa, like sudanese and west africans.

There is no reason to suspect that the fertility pattern is different in Sweden.

People like "USA is number 1" and "matthewF" , simply are ignorant of the facts.

The factors they cite, only has a negligent effect on the overall population fertility rate.

This rise in fertility especially makes sense, when one considers that Sweden in the last 10-20 years has had one of the highest immigration rates in all of western europe.
17:00 July 2, 2010 by DAVID T
Criminal Baby boom as Non-Swedes go forth and procreate
17:21 July 2, 2010 by Bender B Rodriquez
Oh, so many retards on here...
17:58 July 2, 2010 by insect
I moved towns recently in Sweden and it is true, everywhere I turn there is a pregnant woman.

What is not true however is that they are immigrants. I have yet to see any pregnant immigrant in this town. Either they dont like walking when they are pregnant or maybe I can't tell the difference between an immigrant and a native swede.........ha ha
19:05 July 2, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
Jannik likes to proclaim people ignorant who are informed enough to recognize bigotry where it exists, including above. So much for seeing ignorance where it does not exist.
05:55 July 3, 2010 by Rebel
"any thoughts on what is causing the increased number of pregnancies? "

Not sure, I don't think Tiger Wooods, John Edwards or Al Gore have been visiting, have they?
08:07 July 3, 2010 by JoeSwede
Sweden is such a statistically based country but in all these articles by the local ethnicity is not released at all. Strange. Same with crime rates. One feels that not the whole truth is being told and that there is an agenda behind things.

In the US with all its faults, freedom of information seams to mean freedom of information.
17:25 July 3, 2010 by wenddiver
What's the most common name of all these new Swedes, Mohammed???
17:26 July 3, 2010 by Danish Omer Zuberi
Please retain your identity. Dont let us destroy your culture.

Idont want to visit Sweden, only to find my self in another London, Frankfurt, or Los Angeles area where you cant walk ten steps without running into a South Asian.

Worse, these immigrants retain their own culture and avoid assimilation in the community.

Dear Sweden do something to remain the Sweden that you were. Dont allow the Camel in you tent so much that it pushes you out.
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