This module provides data on birth and fertility rates of Wisconsin residents.
Birth rates are the number of births per 1,000 population, while fertility rates
are births per 1,000 women of childbearing age.
This revision adds 2011 and 2012 birth and population data.
To define your query, first select a
measure. Then select geographic areas and data years, and define rows and columns.
Note: Birth and fertility rates can only be calculated for geographic areas for which annual population
estimates are available.
Step 1. Which measure do you wish to focus on?
If you submit your request at this point, you will see results for Wisconsin statewide for
the latest available year of data (2012).
Step 2. Choose One or More Geographic Areas
You can ask for data for the entire state of Wisconsin or for smaller geographic areas. All locations refer to residence of mother.
State: Click on the "Wisconsin statewide" button. (This is the default option.) Region: Click on the "Region" button. Then select on the region name, or hold down the Control
(Ctrl) key and select multiple regions. County: Click on the "County" button. Then select the county name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key
and select multiple counties.
Note: To see results for individual areas, first select the areas of interest here, then choose "Geographic Area" as a ROW
or COLUMN variable (Step 4 or 5 below).
Step 3. Choose One or More Years
You can see data for the latest available year (2012). Or you can choose to see one or more single years, or one or more groups of years.
If you are requesting data for an area or group with few annual births, it may be useful to combine years of data. WISH suppresses small
numbers (cell size less than 5) to comply with Wisconsin vital records data privacy guidelines.
One or more years: Click on the "One or more years" button. Then select a year, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key
and select more than one year.
Specify your own years: Click on this button, then enter the years of interest, one per box or as a range.
Note: To see results for a series of years (or a series of year groups), first select the years of interest here, then choose "Year(s)" as
a ROW or COLUMN variable in Step 4 or 5 below.