Live births in England and Wales 2017, by age of mother

This statistic shows the number of live births in England and Wales from 1970 to 2017, by age group of mother. Throughout this time period there has been quite a considerable drop in the number of women aged 20-24 years giving birth, declining from approximately 290 thousand in 1970 to 97 thousand births in 2017. There was also a decrease in live births from teenage mothers, from 81 thousand instances in 1970 to 20 thousand in 2015. In fact the number of women aged 40 years and over have surpassed the rate of teenage mothers.

Number of live births in England and Wales from 1970 to 2017, by age group of mother

Age of motherUnder 20 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40 and over
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Release date

July 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

1970 to 2017

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