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England and Wales

Units

Live births

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This dataset provides statistics on birth rates and the standardised mean age of mother for live births in England and Wales. Further birth statistics are available on the Office for National Statistics website.

Important information for interpreting these birth statistics:


  • birth statistics represent births that occurred in England and Wales in the calendar year, but include a very small number of late registrations from the previous year
  • figures are compiled from information supplied when births are registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement.
Our birth statistics[Birth Statistics Quality and Methodology Information] contains important information on:


  • the strengths and limitations of the data and how it compares with related data
  • uses and users of the data
  • how the output was created
  • the quality of the output including the accuracy of the data
Our birth statistics[User Guide to Birth Statistics] provides further information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to births and includes a glossary of terms. Information about how rates are calculated is also included.

For more information on birth statistics and feedback on this dataset please contact

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Office for National Statistics
email: vsob@ons.gov.uk
telephone: +44(0)1329 444110

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Release DateStatusReference Period
1 Aug 20provisional2019
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1 Aug 19Released2018
18 Jul 18Released2017

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