About this dataset

Presents data on birth registrations in the United Kingdom 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.

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Key points from latest release

  • In 2014, the total fertility rate (TFR) in the UK was 1.82 children per woman. Northern Ireland had the highest TFR with 1.97 children per woman, the TFRs in England and Wales were 1.83 and 1.78 respectively, while Scotland had the lowest with 1.62 children per woman.
  • West Midlands and the East had the highest TFRs among the regions of England in 2014 with 1.92 children per woman while London had the lowest TFR with 1.71 children per woman.
  • Among the local authorities in England in 2014, Peterborough unitary authority had the highest TFR with 2.34 children per woman while City of London had the lowest with 0.96 children per woman.
  • Among the local authorities in Wales in 2014, Denbighshire had the highest TFR with 2.25 children per woman while Ceredigion had the lowest with 1.64 children per woman.
  • Among the regions in England for 2014, for women aged under 18 London had the lowest birth rate (4.4 births per 1,000 women) and the North East had the highest (10.4 births per 1,000 women). For women aged 45 and over, the North East had the lowest birth rate (0.3 births per 1,000 women) and London had the highest (2.3 births per 1,000 women).
  • In England and Wales, the highest birth rate across all ages is in the age group 30 to 34 (110.4 births per 1,000 women) and the lowest is in the 45 and over age group (0.9 births per 1,000 women).

Contact details for this Dataset

Elizabeth McLaren
vsob@ons.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110