International Day of Families, 15 May 2015, Eurostat

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Press Release:  13 May 2015 - 4 Page(s)
International Day of Families

In 2013, a majority (51.2%) of women in the European Union (EU) gave birth to their first child when aged in their 20s, while 40.6% became mothers in their 30s. In addition, more than 127 000 births of first children in the EU in 2013 were to women aged less than 20 (teenage mothers) and around 65 500 to women aged 40 and over. On average, women in the EU were 28.7 years old when they became mothers for the first time.

Original title:  Women in the EU gave birth to their first child at almost 29 years of age on average