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Release: Birth Summary Tables, England and Wales, 2013

Released: 16 July 2014 (Latest) Next edition: July - August 15 (provisional date)

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, Conception and Fertility Rates

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority

The tables contain data for numbers of live births, fertility rates, percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership, sex ratio, mean age of mother, area of usual residence of mother and country of birth of mother.

Births data before 2008 are available in the annual publication Birth Statistics, England and Wales (Series FM1). The data years available include 1998 - 2008.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to birth statistics, please see Births Metadata (439.7 Kb Pdf) and Quality and Methodology Information for Birth Statistics (275.2 Kb Pdf) .

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 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.

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:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

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