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Births in England and Wales - Birth Statistics

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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 2020
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Births in England and Wales 2020

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ISBN
9781804939918
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Publication Date
13 April 2022
Edition
2020
Format
Paperback
Extent
370 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Trade Tariff Code
490199

Annual summary statistics on live births and stillbirths by sex, whether inside marriage or civil partnership, percentage of non-UK-born mothers, birth rates; live births by age of mother and by mothers' area of usual residence.

Main points
  • There were 613,936 live births in England and Wales in 2020, a notable decrease of 4.1% from 2019.
  • The total fertility rate (TFR) reached a record low in 2020, decreasing to 1.58 children per woman.
  • Fertility rates decreased across all age groups.
  • The stillbirth rate reached a record low for the fourth year in a row, with 3.8 stillbirths per 1,000 total births in 2020.

Delays in birth registrations because of the coronavirus pandemic have affected 2020 data. 


Births in England and Wales 2019
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Births in England and Wales 2019

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ISBN
9781839721540
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Publication Date
21 December 2020
Edition
2019
Format
Paperback
Extent
272 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Trade Tariff Code
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Live births, stillbirths and the intensity of childbearing, measured by the total fertility rate.

Main points
  • There were 640,370 live births in England and Wales in 2019, a decrease of 2.5% since 2018 and a 12.2% decrease since the most recent peak in 2012.
  • The total fertility rate (TFR) for England and Wales decreased from 1.70 children per woman in 2018 to 1.65 children per woman in 2019; this is lower than all previous years except 2000, 2001 and 2002.
  • The TFR for Wales was the lowest since records began in 1982 at 1.54 children per woman.
  • Fertility rates for women in age groups under 30 years were at the lowest level since records began in 1938.
  • Fertility rates decreased in all age groups except for women aged 40 years and over, among whom the rate increased to 16.5 births per 1,000 women.
  • The stillbirth rate for England fell to a record low for the third consecutive year to 3.8 stillbirths per 1,000 total births, while the stillbirth rate for Wales increased from 4.4 to 4.6 stillbirths per 1,000 total births in 2019.
 


Births in England and Wales 2018
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Births in England and Wales 2018

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ISBN
9781839720239
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
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Publication Date
20 December 2019
Edition
2018
Format
Paperback
Extent
260 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Trade Tariff Code
490199

Contains the ONS Statistical Bulletins:
  • Births in England and Wales: 2018
  • Births by parents' country of birth, England and Wales: 2018
  • Birth Characteristics in England and Wales: 2018
  • Childbearing for women born in different years, England and Wales: 2018
  • Deaths registered in England and Wales: 2018
Plus associated tables. 


Births in England and Wales 2017


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Births in England and Wales 2017

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ISBN
9781787760745
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
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Publication Date
7 February 2019
Edition
2017
Format
Paperback
Extent
275 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Trade Tariff Code
490199

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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Births in England and Wales 2016

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ISBN
9781787321472
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
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Publication Date
11 December 2017
Edition
2016
Format
Paperback
Extent
299 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Trade Tariff Code
490199

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.
 



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