Fertility and Family Analysis Unit
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444677
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
Presents data on fertility by year of birth of mother rather than the year of birth of child. This package includes average number of live-born children and the proportion of women remaining childless by year of birth.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to birth statistics, please see Births Metadata and Births Summary Quality Report.
There is also a frequently asked questions on births and fertility document (198 Kb Pdf) .
In addition, there is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in fertility to be analysed at the local level.
There is a lookup table (44.1 Kb Pdf) to show 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.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.