UK Birth Rate Plunges To Lowest Level In 80 Years, by Tyler Durden.
Birth rates have hit a historic low amid falling fertility rates, an ageing population and increasing numbers of women leaving it until later in life to have children.
There were just over 11 babies born for every 1,000 people in England and Wales last year – the lowest level since birth rates were first recorded 80 years ago.
The Office for National Statistics said falling fertility rates were mainly responsible for the fall, but said difficulties conceiving among couples who choose to delay having families was also a major factor.
It said ‘women are progressively delaying childbearing to older ages’ and are now most likely to have children in their 30s.
So many excellent careers in cubicles, so few babies. Especially babies who aren’t called Mohammed.