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Mean age of women at childbirth
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
2018 32.2 (p) .. .. ..
2017 32.1 32.1 31.1 (b) 30.7 (b)
2016 32.0 32.0 31.0 30.6
2015 31.9 31.9 30.9 (b) 30.5 (b)
2014 31.7 31.8 30.8 (b) 30.4 (b)
2013 31.6 31.7 30.7 30.3
2012 31.4 31.6 30.6 (b) 30.1 (b)
2011 31.3 31.4 30.6 (b) 30.1 (b)
2010 31.1 31.2 30.4 29.9 (b)
2009 30.9 31.0 30.3 29.8
2008 30.8 30.8 30.2 29.7
2007 30.8 30.8 30.1 29.7
2006 30.9 30.9 30.0 29.6
2005 30.9 30.9 29.9 29.5
2004 30.9 30.9 29.8 29.3
2003 30.9 30.8 29.7 29.2
2002 30.9 30.8 29.6 29.1
2001 31.0 30.8 29.5 29.0
2000 30.9 30.7 29.4 ..
Units: Years.
Source Catalonia: Idescat; INE. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: September 30, 2019.

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).