Childlessness in England & Wales 2016, by year of birth (cohorts)

This statistic shows the proportion of women remaining childless in England and Wales as of 2016, by cohort. For women born in 1920, 21 per cent remained childless by their 46th birthday. This fell to one in ten for women born in 1945. The cohort of women who have most recently come to the end of their official childbearing period were born in 1971. In this cohort, 18 percent remained childless which marked an increase of women with children in comparison to the previous cohort.

Proportion of women remaining childless in England and Wales as of 2016, by year of birth

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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

* Latest cohort to complete childbearing. If a woman has not had her first birth by her 46th birthday it is considered that she remains childless.

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