Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
A production error was identified in the calculation of 2011 age-standardised mortality rates for cancer and circulatory diseases included in the statistical bulletin. The rates and percentage change since 2001 have now been corrected.
The tables contain data for numbers of live births, fertility rates, percentage of births outside marriage, sex ratio, mean age of mother, area of usual residence of mother and country of birth of mother and father.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to birth statistics, please see Births metadata (375.7 Kb Pdf) and Quality and Methodology Information for Birth Statistics (117.8 Kb Pdf) .
There is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in fertility to be analysed at the local level.
The Outcome of birth statistics review and lookup file for new tables (44.1 Kb Pdf) shows how the current birth tables relate to former Series FM1 tables.
The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide quarterly and annual births data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries.
We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release. The Health and Life Events (HLED) User Engagement Strategy (95.1 Kb Pdf) outlines the divisional approach to user engagement.
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.