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Release: Characteristics of Birth 1, England and Wales, 2010

Released: 15 September 2011 Next edition: 31 October 2012

Contact

Elizabeth McLaren

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch

vsob@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110

Categories: Population, Births and Fertility, Live Births and Stillbirths, Maternities, Live Births, Stillbirths

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Region

In this release

Presents data on birth registrations in England and Wales by birth characteristics. This package contains summary statistics on stillbirths including figures by age of parents and quarter of occurrence. Tables also provide birthweight data for live and stillbirths by mother's area of usual residence and maternities, live births, and stillbirths in hospitals by area of occurrence. See Characteristics of Birth 2 for statistics on multiple births and place of birth.

Before 2009, tables were published as part of annual publication Birth statistics, England and Wales (Series FM1). The data years available include 1998 - 2008. There is a lookup table (44.1 Kb Pdf) to show how the current birth tables relate to former Series FM1 tables.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to birth statistics, please see Births metadata (412.8 Kb Pdf)  and Quality and Methodology Information for Birth Statistics (258.6 Kb Pdf) .

In addition, there is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in fertility to be analysed at the local level.

The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide quarterly and annual births data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries.

For data for other UK countries please see the latest birth statistics for Northern Ireland and the latest birth statistics for Scotland.

We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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