WISH Query: Fertility Module

(Data Updated November 2016)

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 2015 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?


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).

Geographic Area

Step 3. Choose One or More Years

You can see data for the latest available year (2015). 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.


Step 4. Choose a Row Variable

Row Variable

Step 5. Choose a Column Variable (optional)

Column Variable

To send your request for data now.

To clear all selections and start over.

Last Revised: November 4, 2016