Fertility in UK

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This page gives information of type fertility about the country UK.
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Data sources

Some data on this page comes from the Human Fertility Database (website www.humanfertility.org) (data downloaded February 26, 2014, last updated by HFD June 25, 2013). The data collected by the Human Fertility Database is based on government data collection by the government of UK. You can download the data yourself here. Details about the modalities of data collection are available here. Where available, we use HFD data because of its higher reliability.

Period fertility

Further information: period fertility in UK


Year Crude birth rate (CBR) (births per 1000 people) CBR minus previous year's CBR Total fertility rate (TFR) (sum of all age-specific fertility rates) ballpark for replacement fertility is 2.1 TFR minus previous year's TFR TFR40 TFR40 minus previous year's TFR40
1974 13.1 1.914 1.883
1975 12.4 -0.7 1.805 -0.109 1.777 -0.106
1976 12.01 -0.39 1.739 -0.066 1.714 -0.063
1977 11.69 -0.32 1.683 -0.056 1.659 -0.055
1978 12.22 0.53 1.75 0.067 1.727 0.068
1979 13.06 0.84 1.86 0.11 1.836 0.109
1980 13.38 0.32 1.894 0.034 1.87 0.034
1981 12.97 -0.41 1.823 -0.071 1.798 -0.072
1982 12.77 -0.2 1.779 -0.044 1.755 -0.043
1983 12.81 0.04 1.768 -0.011 1.744 -0.011
1984 12.93 0.12 1.766 -0.002 1.742 -0.002
1985 13.28 0.35 1.793 0.027 1.768 0.026
1986 13.32 0.04 1.78 -0.013 1.756 -0.012
1987 13.66 0.34 1.811 0.031 1.786 0.03
1988 13.83 0.17 1.824 0.013 1.799 0.013
1989 13.62 -0.21 1.791 -0.033 1.766 -0.033
1990 13.95 0.33 1.834 0.043 1.807 0.041
1991 13.8 -0.15 1.818 -0.016 1.79 -0.017
1992 13.56 -0.24 1.795 -0.023 1.765 -0.025
1993 13.2 -0.36 1.758 -0.037 1.727 -0.038
1994 12.97 -0.23 1.74 -0.018 1.708 -0.019
1995 12.62 -0.35 1.709 -0.031 1.676 -0.032
1996 12.61 -0.01 1.727 0.018 1.692 0.016
1997 12.46 -0.15 1.725 -0.002 1.688 -0.004
1998 12.26 -0.2 1.714 -0.011 1.676 -0.012
1999 11.94 -0.32 1.685 -0.029 1.646 -0.03
2000 11.54 -0.4 1.642 -0.043 1.602 -0.044
2001 11.32 -0.22 1.627 -0.015 1.585 -0.017
2002 11.27 -0.05 1.634 0.007 1.59 0.005
2003 11.67 0.4 1.705 0.071 1.658 0.068
2004 11.94 0.27 1.755 0.05 1.705 0.047
2005 11.97 0.03 1.765 0.01 1.712 0.007
2006 12.31 0.34 1.82 0.055 1.764 0.052
2007 12.6 0.29 1.869 0.049 1.81 0.046
2008 12.86 0.26 1.915 0.046 1.853 0.043
2009 12.7 -0.16 1.897 -0.018 1.833 -0.02
2010 12.87 0.17 1.927 0.03 1.861 0.028
2011 12.8 -0.07 1.923 -0.004 1.853 -0.008
Maximum 13.95 0.84 1.927 0.11 1.883 0.109
Minimum 11.27 -0.7 1.627 -0.109 1.585 -0.106
Average 12.6913157895 -0.0081081081 1.7832631579 0.0002432432 1.7468684211 -0.0008108108
Median 12.785 -0.05 1.7795 -0.004 1.7555 -0.008
Standard deviation 0.7136778403 0.3248148005 0.0804718128 0.0448636238 0.0777936185 0.0440301903
Slope for best linear fit (using linear regression) -0.0188040267 0.0023304884 0.0001450925 0.0012183499 -0.0009927782 0.0010912755
Multiplier for best logarithmic fit (using linear regression on logarithm) 0.9985079181 1.0000366522 0.999401821
R^2 for linear regression 0.0857362041 0.0776628224 0.0004014848 0.29395424 0.0201133068 0.268278503


Completed fertility

Further information: completed fertility in UK


Cohort Completed cohort fertility (CCF) CCF minus previous year's CCF CCF40 CCF40 minus previous year's CCF40
1959 1.983 1.94
1960 1.98 -0.003 1.935 -0.005
1961 1.952 -0.028 1.905 -0.03
1962 unavailable 1.884 -0.021
1963 unavailable 1.876 -0.008
1964 unavailable 1.869 -0.007
1965 unavailable 1.857 -0.012
1966 unavailable 1.843 -0.014
1967 unavailable 1.842 -0.001
1968 unavailable 1.845 0.003
1969 unavailable 1.836 -0.009
1970 unavailable 1.832 -0.004
1971 unavailable 1.823 -0.009


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