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Crude birth rate of England and Wales hits a new low


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Birth rate in England and Wales reached a new low in 2018.

It decreased from 20.5 live births per 1,000 population in 1947 to 11.1 in 2018.

Total fertility rate dropped in all age groups except women aged 40 and over.

Stillbirth rate reached a record low for the second year in 2018.

Falling fertility rates and an ageing population may be the underlying cause.

Total fertility rate is lower than many other years except 1977 and 1999 to 2002