Births in England and Wales: 2015

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  • There were 697,852 live births in England and Wales in 2015, an increase of 0.4% from 2014.
  • In 2015, the total fertility rate (TFR) decreased to 1.82 children per woman, from 1.83 in 2014.
  • The average age of mothers in 2015 increased to 30.3 years, compared with 30.2 years in 2014.
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  • Childhood mortality in England and Wales

    Stillbirths, infant and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.

  • Birth Summary Tables - England and Wales

    Numbers of live births and stillbirths, fertility rates, percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership, sex ratio, mean age of mother, area of usual residence of mother and percentage of births to non-UK born mothers.

  • Characteristics of Birth 1, England and Wales

    Presents statistics on birth registrations in England and Wales by birth characteristics. This package contains summary statistics on stillbirths including figures by age of parents and quarter of occurrence. Tables also provide birthweight data for live and stillbirths by mother's area of usual residence and maternities, live births, and stillbirths in hospitals by area of occurrence.

  • Birth characteristics

    Live births by sex, ethnicity and month. Maternities by place of birth and with multiple births. Stillbirths by age of parents and quarter.

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