Nov 2nd, 2012 – Nigerian Mothers Delivered 8,000 Babies In 2011 – UK National Statistics
According to the latest figures released by the United Kingdom‘s Office For National Statistics, 24% of the babies born in 2011 were born to non-UK mothers. naijagists.com
UK Office for National Statistics said the childbearing figures indicate the changing demographic pattern in the United Kingdom.
The figures reveal that 67% of children born last year were born to non-UK mothers who came from 5 different countries.
Find the countries and the number of children delivered in the UK last year below:
• Poland mothers delivered 23,000 babies in UK last year
• Pakistan mothers delivered 19,000 babies in UK last year
• Indian mothers delivered 15,500 babies in UK last year
• Bangladeshian mothers delivered 8,500 babies in UK last year
• Nigerian mothers delivered 8,000 babies in UK last year
• German mothers delivered 7,000 babies in UK last year
The ONS found that the number of births to UK born mothers remained virtually static between 2007 and 2011. In 2007, there were 603,000 births to UK-born mothers compared to 612,000 in 2011.
However, the number of children born to non-UK born mothers rose by 16% from 169,000 to 196,000. Part of this is explained by the numbers of UK-born and non-UK born women living in the UK. Between 2007 and 2011 there has been a 24% rise in the number of women of child-bearing age living in the UK whereas the number of such UK born women has actually fallen by 5%.
The survey found that fertility rates are much higher among non-UK born than among UK-born populations. The general fertility rate measures the annual number of live births per 1,000 women of childbearing age (often taken to be from 15 to 49 years old. That figure is 60 for UK born women. The figure is nearly 150 for Pakistani-born women and nearly 140 for Nigerian born women. For Bangladeshi-born women the figure is around 110, for Indian-born women around 95 and for Polish-born women around 90.
The survey found that, on average, foreign born mothers have 2.28 children each while UK born mothers have only 1.89 children.(Credit:workpermit.com)