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Births in England and Wales by Parents’ Country of Birth, 2012

Key Findings

  • A quarter of births (25.9%) in 2012 were to mothers born outside the UK which was a slight increase from 2011 (25.5%).
  • The total fertility rates (TFRs) for UK born women and non-UK born women have remained unchanged at 1.90 and 2.29 respectively between 2011 and 2012.
  • Poland remains the most common country of birth for non-UK born mothers in 2012.
  • Romania moved into the top 10 most common countries of birth for non-UK born mothers in 2012, replacing China.
  • Pakistan remains the most common country of birth for non-UK born fathers in 2012.
  • Romania moved into the top 10 most common countries of birth for non-UK born fathers in 2012, replacing Ghana.
  • Newham remains the local authority with the highest proportion of births to non-UK born women (76.7%) in 2012.

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