Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Pregnancy and Before

Crude Birth Rate and Number of Live Births

The crude birth rate is the number of live births per 1,000 people. This rate is influenced by the age structure of the population and will be higher among populations with more women of reproductive age. To account for different age structures in different populations, see the page on fertility rates. The data on this page are from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and represent hospital births only.

Since 2006, the number of babies born in Simcoe Muskoka has remained relatively stable while the crude birth rate decreases because the population is getting larger.  This decrease is due, in part, to people waiting longer to have children and not having as many children as in the past.  In 2016, 5,193 babies were born to Simcoe Muskoka mothers.


The crude birth rate in Simcoe Muskoka is lower than that of Ontario, which may be because there is a lower percentage of women in their reproductive years in Simcoe Muskoka compared to Ontario. The crude birth rates in both Ontario and Simcoe Muskoka have been decreasing since the early 1990’s.