Published: 2019-03-10 13:58
Last Updated: 2019-03-10 15:01
According to the yearly report issued by the Social Statistics Division of the Department of Statistics, compared to the year 2017, 2018 has marked a 1.8% drop in the number of registered newborns.
The crude birth rate in 2018 concluded 22.3 births per 1 thousand population, comparing to 23.3 births per 1 thousand population in 2017, while the crude death rate concluded 6 per 1 thousand population, reported Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI).
Males secured 57.4% of newborns while females got 42.6% of the total number, according to this ratio, male mortality in all governorates of the Kingdom was higher than females, except for Jerash governorate where the ratio was almost equal.
Jordan’s Capital, Amman, witnessed the highest rate of birth with 85.1 thousand, followed by Irbid governorate with 44.1, Zarqa governorate with 25, Mafraq governorate with 13 thousand, Balqa governorate with 8.6 thousand, Karak governorate with 7.3 thousand, Madaba governorate with 5.1, Aqaba governorate with 4.9, Ajloun governorate with 4.4, Ma'an Governorate with 3.5, Jerash governorate with 3.5, and Tafilah Governorate with 2.5.
In 2018, registered births decreased by 4124 births, while recorded deaths increased by 316 deaths. Which means that the recorded births decreased by 11.4 births per day and the recorded daily deaths increased by 0.8 deaths.
On the other hand, SIGI stated that the most common name given to newborn males in 2018 was "Mohammed" which was used 9113 times, followed by Ahmed, Omar, Adam, Yousef, Ameer, Karam, Ryan, Abdulrahman, Abdullah, Ali, Taym, Zaid, Jad, Hashem, Shahm, Ibrahim, Rashid, Jawad, and Mahmoud.
The most common name given to females, with a frequency that reached 3435 times, was “Joury", followed by Sarah, Salma, Zaina, Mira, Joud, Mariam, Leen, Layan, Jana, Marya, Hala, Tala, Farah, Ghena, Rital, Noor, Ghazal, Masa, and Tolein.