About this dataset

Presents data on birth registrations in the UK by area of usual residence of mother. The tables contain summary data for live births for local authorities and local health boards (within Wales) including figures by age of mother.

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Important notes and usage information

Main points from our latest release:

  • In 2015 the total fertility rate (TFR) in the UK was 1.82 children per woman, unchanged from 2014.

  • Northern Ireland had the highest TFR of all UK countries in 2015, with 1.96 children per woman, in England and Wales the TFRs were 1.82 and 1.77 respectively; Scotland had the lowest TFR with 1.56 children per woman.

  • The East was the region of England with the highest TFR in 2015 with 1.92 children per woman, while the North East had the lowest with 1.71 children per woman.

  • Among the local authorities in England in 2015, Barking and Dagenham had the highest TFR with 2.42 children per woman while City of London had the lowest with 1.00 children per woman.

  • Among the local authorities in Wales in 2015, Denbighshire had the highest TFR with 2.16 children per woman while Cardiff had the lowest with 1.64 children per woman.

  • In England in 2015, there were 6.3 births per 1,000 women aged under 18, in Wales the figure was 8.0.

  • London was the region of England with the lowest birth rate for women aged under 18 (4.4 births per 1,000 women) while the North East had the highest (10.5 births per 1,000 women).

  • In England in 2015 there were 1.1 births per 1,000 women aged 45 and over, in Wales the figure was 0.5.

  • The North East was the region of England with the lowest birth rate for women aged 45 and over (0.4 births per 1,000 women) while London had the highest (2.8 births per 1,000 women).

Our User guide to birth statistics provides further information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to births and includes a glossary of terms.

Contact details for this Dataset

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