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Fertility rates for women under 30 drop to record low in England and Wales --


Total fertility rate dropped from 1.7 children per woman in 2018 to 1.65 children  

Since 1973 the total fertility rate has been below population replacement level  

The percentage of unmarried women giving birth has been steadily increasing 

Fertility rates for women under 30 in England and Wales have dropped to a record low, official figures revealed today.

But data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the number of over-40s giving birth has risen to a record-high.

Some 29,618 women over 40 had a child in 2019 — at a rate of 16.5 births per 1,000 women, more than triple the figure of 5.3 in 2000.