I inputted historical birth rate data from Macrotrends for the years 2009-2021, and added the year 2022 as year 2021 adjusted down by 23.24%.
Obviously, 2022 is not over and the number of Taiwanese babies to be born this year (or during the next 12 months) is unknown. So the chart below is an illustration of what would happen in the next 12 months if the 23.24% drop stays constant.
When expressed in “sigmas”, units of standard deviation, the 23.24% drop in the birth rate in Taiwan is a 26-sigma event! This is can be described as “unimaginable” in terms of the likelihood of happening due to random chance.
THERE WAS ALSO A 15.23% INCREASE IN THE DEATH RATE
There were 17,409 deaths in May 2022 which increased 15.23% compared with the same month last year. The average showed that there was about one death at every 2.6 minutes. The annual crude death rate was 8.83%.
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