Marital status of new mothers in England and Wales in 2000-2018

This statistic shows the number of live births in England and Wales from 2000 to 2018, by marital status of the mother. Although mothers who were married consistently outnumbered mothers who were not married, there has been a significant increase in the number of children born to unmarried mothers. In 2018 there were 339.27 thousand births from married mothers and 283.75 thousand births from unmarried mothers.

Number of live births in England and Wales from 2000 to 2018, by marital status of mother

Married Not married
2000356.84238.61
2001356.55238.09
2002354.09242.03
2003364.24257.23
2004370269.72
2005369.33276.51
2006378.23291.38
2007384.46305.55
2008387.93320.78
2009380.07326.18
2010384.38338.79
2011382.57341.34
2012383.19346.49
2013367.62330.89
2014365330.24
2015364.63333.22
2016364.52331.75
2017352.27326.84
2018339.27283.75
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

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