Births in England and Wales: 2016

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  • There were 696,271 live births in England and Wales in 2016, a decrease of 0.2% from 2015.
  • In 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR) decreased to 1.81 children per woman, from 1.82 in 2015.
  • The average age of mothers in 2016 increased to 30.4 years, compared with 30.3 years in 2015.
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