Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
Birth registrations in England and Wales by characteristics of the mother. This package contains live birth statistics (numbers and rates) within and outside marriage/civil partnership, first live births within marriage by marriage/civil partnership duration, live births within marriage/civil partnership by age of mother and number of previous live-born children.
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.
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.
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.