Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
Presents data on birth registrations in England and Wales by area of usual residence of mother. The tables contain summary data for live births for local authorities and health areas including figures by age of mother.
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 Births Statistics (117.8 Kb Pdf) .
There is also a Frequently asked questions on births and fertility document (198 Kb Pdf) .
There is also an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in fertility to be analysed at the local level.
The outcome of the birth statistics review and lookup file (44.1 Kb Pdf) shows how the current Births by Usual Area of Residence 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.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.