In England and Wales the most common age for a mother giving birth was between 30 and 34 in 2017. The last 30 years has seen a decrease in women having a child under the age of 24 and an increase in women over the age of 35 doing so. Since 2013, the number of women over the age of 40 having children has surpassed the number of teenage mothers. The teenage birth rate in Northern Ireland has decreased in recent years also, dropping from 15.52 per 1,000 women in the period 2008-2010 to 9.93 per 1,000 during 2014-2016. The rate of teenage childbirths in England was 6 times higher in the most deprived decile compared to the least deprived.
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In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 26 most important statistics relating to "Births in the UK".