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Mean age of women at birth of first child
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 31.2 .. .. ..
2018 31.0 31.0 .. 29.3 (p)
2017 31.0 30.9 29.7 (b) 29.2 (b)
2016 30.8 30.8 .. 29.1
2015 30.6 30.7 29.5 (b) 29.0 (b)
2014 30.5 30.6 29.4 (b) 28.9 (b)
2013 30.4 30.4 29.3 (e) 28.8 (e)
2012 30.3 30.3 .. ..
2011 29.9 30.1 .. ..
2010 29.7 29.8 .. ..
2009 29.4 29.6 .. ..
2008 29.1 29.3 .. ..
2007 29.3 29.4 .. ..
2006 29.6 29.4 .. ..
2005 29.4 29.4 .. ..
2004 29.3 29.4 .. ..
2003 29.4 29.3 .. ..
2002 29.3 29.2 .. ..
2001 29.4 29.2 .. ..
2000 29.4 29.1 .. ..
Units: Years.
Source Catalonia: Idescat; INE. Source Spain, eurozone 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 17, 2020. Revised series on December 3, 2020.

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).