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Birth rate down 4.3% in 2013

ONS figures show decline in overall birth rate and fertility rate over previous year

  • The Office for National Statistics has published a statistcial bulletin covering births in 2013.

    The overall number of live births in England and Wales decreased by 4.3% in 2013 to 698,512, compared with 729,674 in 2012. When split down by country of origin the figues show that there was a 5.0% fall in live births to UK born women and a 2.1% fall to non-UK born women.

    Other useful numbers revealed include:
    • births to non-UK born mothers accounted for 26.5% of all live births in 2013, compared with 25.9% in 2012, the highest proportion since records began in 1969. In 1990, it was 11.6%
    • the total fertility rate (TFR) for UK born women has fallen to 1.79 from 1.90 in 2012. That compares with 2.19 for non-UK born women (down from 2.29 in 2012)
    • Poland, Pakistan and India were the three most common countries of birth for non-UK born mothers in 2013.
    The full bulletin can be downloaded from the ONS website.

News, published: 28/08/2014


Published: 28/08/2014


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