Friday, 2 August 2019

Birth rate plunges to 80-year-low in England and Wales

Birth rate plunges to 80-year-low in England and Wales The birth rate in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level for at least 80 years, official figures have revealed.

In 2018 there were 657,076 live births, a decrease of 3.2 per cent since 2017 and 9.9 per cent down since 2012.

It is the third year in a row that the number of live births has dropped and levels have not been this low since 2005, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Independent

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