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Mean age of women at childbirth
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2021 32.7 (p) Provisional value .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2020 32.4 32.3 31.0 (p) Provisional value
2019 32.3 32.3 30.9 (b) Break in time series
2018 32.3 32.2 30.8 (p) Provisional value
2017 32.1 32.1 30.7 (b) Break in time series
2016 32.0 32.0 30.6
2015 31.9 31.9 30.5 (b) Break in time series
2014 31.7 31.8 30.4 (b) Break in time series
2013 31.6 31.7 30.3
2012 31.4 31.6 30.2 (b) Break in time series
2011 31.3 31.4 30.2 (b) Break in time series
2010 31.1 31.2 30.0 (b) Break in time series
2009 30.9 31.0 29.9
2008 30.8 30.8 29.8
2007 30.8 30.8 29.7
2006 30.9 30.9 29.6
2005 30.9 30.9 29.5
2004 30.9 30.9 29.4
2003 30.9 30.8 29.3
2002 30.9 30.8 29.2
2001 31.0 30.8 29.0
2000 30.9 30.7 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Units: Years.
Source Catalonia: Idescat; INE. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: July 18, 2022.

Statistics NAIX

Methodological note

The mean age of women at childbirth is the mean age of women when their children are born. For a given calendar year, the mean age of women at childbearing is calculated using the fertility rates by age (between 15 and 49 years of age). The mean age is not influenced by a specific population structure (number of mothers in each age group) and is therefore better for geographical and temporal comparisons.

The data for Catalonia have been calculated using population estimates and figures on Births Statistics. From 2012 onwards, the data is reported annually in two phases: the provisional data, based on events concerning residents registered with civil registries of Catalonia, and the definitive data, with events concerning all residents (including those registered with civil registries in other autonomous communities).