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Prior to 2009, Births in England and Wales was formerly published as Birth Statistics.

Births in England and Wales Presents data on birth registrations in England and Wales by birth characteristics. Births in England and Wales contains summary statistics on stillbirths including figures by age of parents and quarter of occurrence.


Births in England and Wales 2017

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9781787760745
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Publication Date
7 February 2019
Edition
2017
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Extent
275 pages
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This bulletin presents summary statistics of live births and stillbirths in England and Wales in 2016. These statistics include counts of live births and stillbirths, fertility rates by age of mother and by area of usual residence, and the percentage of births to mothers born outside the UK.

Headline points
  • In 2017, there were 679,106 live births in England and Wales, the lowest number of live births since 2006; of these, 51.3% were boys and 48.7% were girls.
  • The average age of first-time mothers was 28.8 years in 2017, unchanged since 2016; the average age of all fathers increased to 33.4 years in 2017, up from 33.3 years in 2016.
  • 42% of all live births were first births, 35% were second births and 23% were third or subsequent births in 2017.
  • The percentage of women giving birth at home was 2.1% in 2017, unchanged from 2016 but a slight decline compared with 2012 to 2015 when 2.3% of women gave birth at home.
  • 15.8 out of every 1,000 women giving birth had a multiple birth in 2017; this is the second consecutive annual decline in the multiple maternity rate, decreasing from 15.9 in 2016 and 16.1 in 2015.
  • Women aged 45 years and over were the age group most likely to have a multiple birth in 2017, where 77.6 out of every 1,000 women giving birth in this age group had a multiple birth; however, this represents the lowest multiple maternity rate for women aged 45 years and over since 2006.
  • 7.0% (47,257) of live births in England and Wales were of low birthweight (under 2,500 grams) in 2017, unchanged since 2011.
  • In England, the stillbirth rate in the most deprived areas was 5.5 per 1,000 total births, compared with 3.0 per 1,000 total births in the least deprived areas.
  • 26 September was the most popular day to be born in England and Wales, with an average of 1,974 babies born on this day between 1995 and 2017.
 


Births in England and Wales 2016

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Publication Date
11 December 2017
Edition
2016
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Extent
299 pages
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This bulletin presents summary statistics of live births and stillbirths in England and Wales in 2016. These statistics include counts of live births and stillbirths, fertility rates by age of mother and by area of usual residence, and the percentage of births to mothers born outside the UK.

Main points
  • There were 696,271 live births in England and Wales in 2016, a decrease of 0.2% from 2015.
  • In 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR) decreased to 1.81 children per woman, from 1.82 in 2015.
  • The average age of mothers in 2016 increased to 30.4 years, compared with 30.3 years in 2015.
  • Women aged 40 and over had a higher fertility rate than women aged under 20 for the second time since 1947.
  • Over a quarter (28.2%) of live births in 2016 were to mothers born outside the UK, the highest level on record.
  • In 2016, the stillbirth rate decreased to 4.4 per 1,000 total births, the lowest rate since 1992.
 


Births in England and Wales 2015

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9781787320031
Author
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Publication Date
9 December 2016
Edition
2015
Format
Paperback
Extent
276 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)

This bulletin presents summary statistics of live births and stillbirths in England and Wales in 2015. These statistics include counts of live births and stillbirths, fertility rates by age of mother and by area of usual residence, and the percentage of births to mothers born outside the UK.

Main points
  • There were 697,852 live births in England and Wales in 2015, an increase of 0.4% from 2014.
  • In 2015, the total fertility rate (TFR) decreased to 1.82 children per woman, from 1.83 in 2014.
  • The average age of mothers in 2015 increased to 30.3 years, compared with 30.2 years in 2014.
  • The fertility rate for women aged 40 and over rose above the rate for women aged under 20 for the first time since 1947.
  • Over a quarter (27.5%) of live births in 2015 were to mothers born outside the UK, the highest level on record.
  • In 2015, the stillbirth rate decreased to 4.5 per 1,000 total births, the lowest rate since 1992.
 


Births in England and Wales 2014

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9781785840814
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Publication Date
20 November 2015
Edition
2014
Format
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Extent
310 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)

This bulletin presents summary statistics of live births and stillbirths in England and Wales in 2014. These statistics include counts of live births and stillbirths, fertility rates by age of mother and by area of usual residence, and the percentage of births to mothers born outside the UK.

Main points
  • There were 695,233 live births in England and Wales in 2014, a decrease of 0.5% from 698,512 in 2013.
  • In 2014, the total fertility rate (TFR) decreased to 1.83 children per woman, from 1.85 in 2013.
  • In 2014, the stillbirth rate remained at 4.7 per thousand total births, the same as in 2013.
  • The average age of mothers in 2014 increased to 30.2 years, compared with 30.0 years in 2013.
  • Over a quarter (27.0%) of live births in 2014 were to mothers born outside the UK; a small increase compared with 26.5% in 2013.
 


Births in England and Wales 2013

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ISBN
9781910535318
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Publication Date
21 January 2015
Edition
2013
Format
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Extent
345 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)

This bulletin presents summary statistics of live births and stillbirths in England and Wales in 2013. The birth statistics reported include counts of live births and stillbirths, fertility rates by age of mother and by area of usual residence, and the percentage of births to mothers born outside the UK.

Key Findings
  • There were 698,512 live births in England and Wales in 2013, a decrease of 4.3% from 729,674 in 2012.
  • In 2013, the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) decreased to 1.85 children per woman, from 1.94 in 2012.
  • In 2013 the stillbirth rate fell to 4.7 per thousand total births, from 4.9 in 2012.
  • The average age of mothers in 2013 increased to 30.0 years, compared with 29.8 years in 2012.
  • Over a quarter (26.5%) of live births were to mothers born outside the UK; a small increase compared with 25.9% in 2012.
 



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