Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: 01329 444110
Categories: Births and Fertility, Live Births and Stillbirths, Live Births
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
Presents data on live birth registrations in England and Wales by parental characteristics. This package contains age-specific fertility rates for men, the mean age of father, and paternities within/outside marriage. See Characteristics of Mother 1 and 2 for birth statistics by age of mother, type of registration (within marriage, joint, sole) and number of previous liveborn children.
There is also a frequently asked questions on births and fertility document.
In addition, there is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in fertility to be analysed at the local level.
There is a lookup table to show how the current birth 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 outlines the divisional approach to user engagement.