Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
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.
Before 2008, tables for England and Wales were published as part of annual publication Birth statistics, England and Wales (Series FM1). The data years available include 1998 - 2007. 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 (332.6 Kb Pdf) and Quality and Methodology Information for Births Statistics (257.9 Kb Pdf) .
There is also 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.
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.