Methodology related to live births

  • Births QMI

    Methodology | Released on 19 January 2023

    Quality and Methodology Information for live births occurring and registered in England and Wales, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used, and data uses and users.

    Keywords: childbirth, stillbirth, maternity, fertility, country of birth

  • User guide to birth statistics

    Methodology | Released on 19 January 2023

    Supporting information for birth statistics, which present figures on births that occur and are then registered in England and Wales. Figures are based on information collected at birth registration.

    Keywords: childbirth, stillbirth, live, maternity, fertility

  • Baby names QMI

    Methodology | Released on 5 October 2022

    Quality and methodology information for baby names statistics produced for England and Wales.

    Keywords: baby names, quality, boys' names, girls' names

  • Baby Names QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 2 September 2016

    Most popular first names for baby boys and girls. Derived from final annual births registration data and includes all live births in England and Wales

    Keywords: most popular,first,forenames,names for boys,names for girls,soon to be parents

  • Births QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 13 July 2016

    Annual statistics on live births. Includes countries of birth for non-UK born mothers and fathers.

    Keywords: birthplace,foreign born mothers and farthers,non uk born,live births,fertility rates