• Germany had a 51% Birth Gap in 2015.

    When populations collapse, who is going to pay national debts, fund future pension liabilities and maintain infrastructure costs ? Who is going to look after the elderly ?

Germany's Deep Red Colours and Widening 'Gaps' Reveal Its Extreme Birth Gap of 51%

In 2015, Germany produced less than half the babies needed to maintain their workforce in future, with a 51% Birth Gap. The UK has a lesser problem with a 15% Birth Gap, while Ireland is the only EU country that is actually growing. Many other EU nations have Birth Gaps close to that of Germany. The drastic drop in births will soon be felt economically and socially through a drastic fall in the number of taxpayers to support pension schemes, pay national debts and attract investment.

The Birth Gap Maps of Europe

Over 40 regional maps illustrating the Birth Gap for each corner of Europe. Data is provided by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Articles, papers and books

A set of links to newspaper articles, academic papers and books on Europe's collapsing birth rate

Videos on Population Collapse

A range of short videos. Make sure to view the 'Do it for Denmark' commercials!

Going Retro Blog: Europe's Widening Birth Gap

Researching the Impact of Europe's Collapsing Population