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Majority of babies born in England and Wales in 2021 were out of wedlock, new statistics reveal

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For the first time since records began, more babies were born out of wedlock in England and Wales in 2021. There were 624,828 live births registered in England and Wales in 2021. This includes 320,713 live births to women who were not married or in a civil partnership when they delivered. It is the first time since counting such statistics began in 1845. The fertility rate rose to 1.61 children per woman in 2021 from 1.58 in 2020.
2 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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The IndependentThe Independent

More babies born out of wedlock or civil partnerships ‘for first time on record’

There were 624,828 live births registered in England and Wales in 2021, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The TelegraphThe Telegraph

More babies born out of wedlock than into married families for first time on record

Data shows 51.3 per cent of live births in 2021 were not to married couples – the first majority since records began in 1845

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky NewsSky News

Majority of babies born in England and Wales in 2021 were out of wedlock, new statistics reveal

It is the first time since 1845, but the figures do coincide with COVID lockdown when weddings and civil partnerships were impossible - and illegal. They also show an increase in stillbirths on the 2020 total.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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The TimesThe Times

More babies born out of wedlock than in for first time

The number of babies born to mothers who are not married or in a civil partnership has surpassed those whose mothers are for the first time since records began,

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Wales OnlineWales Online

More babies now born outside wedlock than to married couples, figures show

The number of births in England and Wales is higher for couples who are not married or in a civil partnership for the first time on record

2 months ago
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Daily EchoDaily Echo

Majority of babies born to unmarried mums for first time on record in England and Wales

It is the first time since records began in 1845 that more babies were born to mothers who were not in marriages or civil partnerships.

2 months ago·Southampton, United Kingdom
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