Mean age of women at birth of first child
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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national and international (Eurostat and UNICEF TransMONEE) official sources.

Definition: The mean age of women at birth of first child is the weighted average of the different childbearing ages, using as weights the age-specific fertility rates of first-order births.

General note: Data come from registers, unless otherwise specified. Data for 2010 come from the European Demographic Data Sheet (Wittgenstein Centre) for the following countries: Albania, Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, Sweden and Turkey.


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Country: Belgium
Change in definition (1980 - 2000): Data are based on events.
Country: Canada
2000 : data refer to 1999.
Country: Cyprus
Data cover only the government controlled area.
Data are based on events and not on fertility rates.
Break in series - 2010: change is source.
Country: Finland
Change in definition (1980): Data refer to children born in marriages.
Country: France
Break in series - 2007: change is source.
Country: Georgia
From 1995 : data do not cover Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Tshinvali).
Country: Germany
Break in methodlogy (2009): From 2009 data refer to biological birth order.
Country: Germany
Change in definition (1980 - 2008): Data refer to children born in marriages. Data are based on events.
Country: Germany
Territorial change (1980 - 1990): Data cover only West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany).
Country: Germany
Territorial change (1995 - 2012): Data refer to reunified Germany, i.e. include the ex-German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
Country: Greece
Before 1991: data were based on the de facto population. From 1991: data are based on the de jure population. Break in time series in 2000. Before 2000 mean age was calculated on the basis of events. From 2000 onwards calculations are based on rates.
Country: Ireland
Data are based on events and not on fertility rates. For 2007-2008, data refer to yera of registration and could include data from previous years.
Country: Ireland
Data cover the Republic of Ireland only.
Country: Israel
Data are based on events.
Country: Italy
Additional information (2000 - 2011): Since 1/1/1999 data by birth order are estimated using resident population registers and sample surveys. Data related to 2002-2011 are calculated using intercensal register population estimates.
Country: Luxembourg
Change in definition (1995 - onwards): Data are based on events
Country: Malta
Data refer to the average of the different childbearing ages of first-order births.
Country: Montenegro
Break in series - 2010: change is source.
Country: Norway
Data is calculated based on actual age at first births.
Country: Portugal
Data are based on events by age groups, using as weights the middle point of each five years age groups, from 15 to 49
Country: Russian Federation
From 2000: break in series; estimates based on available data from territories that produce data on birth by order and single ages of mother.
Country: Serbia
Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Sweden
Break in series - 2010: change in source.
Country: Switzerland
Change in definition (1980 - 2012): Data refer to married women only.
Country: United Kingdom
Territorial change (2000 - onwards): Data refer to England and Wales.

Information

Unit
Years
Contact
Gender Statistics, UNECE/STAT
Tel: -
E-mail: gender.stats@unece.org
Latest update
2/1/2017
Data type
Average
Creation date
4/26/2018
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000350