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Release: Characteristics of Birth 2, England and Wales, 2010

Released: 10 November 2011 Next edition: 07 February 2013

Contact

Elizabeth McLaren

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch

vsob@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110

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

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Region

Presents data on birth registrations in England and Wales by characteristics of birth. This package contains statistics on month and quarter of occurrence, 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 (439.7 Kb Pdf)  and Births Summary Quality Report (275.2 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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