This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Age-specific fertility rates for women aged 10 to 14, 15 to 19 and under 20
The number of live births to mothers of a particular age per 1,000 women of that age in the population
|Unit of measurement||
Birth rate per 1,000 women in age group
Live birth - A baby showing signs of life at birth.
Adolescent - The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an adolescent as any person between ages 10 and 19.
Age-specific fertility rate - The number of live births to mothers of a particular age per 1,000 women of that age in the population.
Age specific fertility rates are calculated by dividing the number of live birth to mothers in each age group by the mid-year female population. Rates for women aged 10 to 14 are calculated using the female population aged 10 to 14, while rates for women aged 15 to 19 are calculated using the female population aged 15 to 19. Rates for women under 20 are calculated using the sum of the female population aged 10 to 14, and the sum of the female population aged 15 to 19.
For the 10 to 14 age group, rates were calculated using births to mothers aged 14 and under, as this was the most detailed data available, and therefore could potentially include births to mothers aged under 10. The potential number of these births cannot be revealed for confidentiality reasons. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||17 March 2023|
|Metadata last updated||17 March 2023|