Birth rate in Europe

Polish mothers have more children once they come to Britain: Birth rate among migrants is two third higher here than in their homeland

  • Total fertility rate – average number of children they can expect to have – for Romanian women in England and Wales is 2.93
  • Among women in Romania it is only 1.25, and 1.84 for UK-born mothers
  • One in four babies is born to mothers born overseas

Birth rates among Polish women rise by two thirds when they move to Britain, official figures showed yesterday.

Those who migrated here after 2004 have an average of 2.13 children compared with the 1.30 level seen in their native land.

Romanians have enjoyed an even bigger baby boom – producing 2.93 children in Britain but only 1.25 back home.

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