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Mean age of women at birth of first child
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2021 31.7 (p) Provisional value .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2020 31.4 31.2 29.5 (e) Estimated value
2019 31.2 31.1 29.4 (p) Provisional value
2018 31.0 31.0 29.3 (b) Break in time series
2017 31.0 30.9 29.2 (b) Break in time series
2016 30.8 30.8 29.1
2015 30.6 30.7 29.0 (b) Break in time series
2014 30.5 30.6 28.9 (b) Break in time series
2013 30.4 30.4 28.8 (e) Estimated value
2012 30.3 30.3 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2011 29.9 30.1 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2010 29.7 29.8 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2009 29.4 29.6 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2008 29.1 29.3 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2007 29.3 29.4 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2006 29.6 29.4 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2005 29.4 29.4 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2004 29.3 29.4 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2003 29.4 29.3 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2002 29.3 29.2 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2001 29.4 29.2 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
2000 29.4 29.1 .. 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.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: July 18, 2022.

Statistics NAIX

Methodological note

The mean age of women at birth of first child is the mean age of women when their first children are born. For a given calendar year, the mean age of women at first 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).