New 2020 statistics released

The annual update of the Live Births in England and Wales series took place at 09.30 on 14 October 2021 with the release of new data for 2020. The datasets included in this release are:

Background information

Birth statistics are derived from information recorded when births are registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement. Figures represent births which occurred in England and Wales in the calendar year, but include a small number of late registrations from the previous year.