Annual births, fertility rates, sex ratios, mean age of mother and percentage of births to non-UK born mothers and births outside marriage.

Publications

Data

  • Births in England and Wales: summary tables

    Annual summary statistics on live births and stillbirths, by sex, age of mother, whether inside marriage or civil partnership, percentage of non-UK-born mothers, birth rates and births by mothers' area of usual residence.

Methodology

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Birth summary tables in England and Wales: 2015

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access granted to
Organisation
Period
Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Health
Department of Health
24 hrs
Special Advisor to Secretary of State
Department of Health
24 hrs
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care Quality
Department of Health
24 hrs
Assistant Private Secretary to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care Quality
Department of Health
24 hrs
Deputy Director, Children, Families and Communities
Department of Health
24 hrs
Statistical Officer
Department of Health
24 hrs
Press Officer
Department of Health
24 hrs
Senior Press Officer
Department of Health
24 hrs
Policy Officer
Department of Health
24 hrs