Data Set

The Human Fertility Database Summary Indicators: Mean Age at First Birth

Description

The value refers to the average age of the mother at birth of first child, standardized for the age structure of the female population of reproductive age. This indicator is part of the “HFD summary indicators” (update 26/08/2019) of the Human Fertility Database (HFD).

The Human Fertility Database (HFD) is a joint project of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, and the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) in Vienna, Austria.

It seeks to provide free and user-friendly access to detailed and high-quality data on period and cohort fertility to facilitate research on changes and inter-country differences in fertility in the past and modern era. The HFD is entirely based on official vital statistics and places great emphasis on data quality and a uniform methodology.

The years covered differ by type of indicator and country. Registration is required to access HFD data and is free of charge.

If you use this indicator, please cite as:
Human Fertility Database. Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany) and Vienna Institute of Demography (Austria) [Data]. Data retrieved from the Social Policy and Law Shared Database (SPLASH) (distributor). Retrieved from: www.splash-db.eu on Day/Month/Year.

Please check the original source for further information on the use of the data and proper citation.

Values

Unit: Years

  1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria                                                 24.10 24.32 24.42 24.63 24.72 24.82 24.97 24.96 25.04 25.14 25.41 25.65 25.91 26.00 26.15 26.31 26.39 26.54 26.75 26.94 27.04 27.26 27.48 27.65 27.77 27.97 28.23 28.47 28.67 28.82 28.95 29.16 29.24 29.32
Belarus         24.82 24.86 24.64 24.59 24.57 24.39 24.07 23.89 23.81 23.76 23.65 23.55 23.49 23.41 23.35 23.27 23.19 23.28 23.25 23.22 23.20 23.16 23.32 23.13 23.16 23.10 22.90 22.90 22.84 22.84 22.81 22.88 23.00 22.98 23.14 23.20 23.38 23.40 23.63 23.74 23.92 24.10 24.20 24.34 24.46 24.60 24.85 24.95 25.02 25.08 25.23 25.43 25.62  
Bulgaria 22.06 22.03 22.05 22.04 22.04 22.08 22.02 22.03 21.97 21.98 21.99 22.00 22.03 22.03 21.99 22.01 21.96 21.93 21.95 21.91 21.85 22.01 21.81 21.82 21.81 21.79 21.86 21.92 21.93 21.96 22.01 21.86 21.90 22.02 22.16 22.37 22.53 22.77 22.90 22.99 23.48 23.68 23.86 24.16 24.35 24.64 24.90 25.01 25.00 25.12                
Canada 23.62 23.54 23.52 23.47 23.51 23.46 23.47 23.51 23.57 23.67 23.70 23.82 23.97 24.07 24.24 24.25 24.36 24.51 24.69 24.81 24.90 25.04 25.08 25.28 25.41 25.52 25.57 25.69 25.79 25.81 25.90 25.90 26.05 26.16 26.23 26.34 26.54 26.72 26.77 26.95 27.13 27.32 27.49 27.77 27.92 27.98 28.03 28.05 28.08 28.17 28.35 28.53            
Croatia                                                                                     25.83 26.05 26.25 26.42 26.57 26.72 26.93 27.15 27.47 27.64 27.78 27.97 28.14 28.28 28.47 28.54
Czech Republic 22.88 22.90 22.81 22.75 22.73 22.69 22.57 22.50 22.54 22.47 22.47 22.59 22.62 22.63 22.60 22.52 22.50 22.49 22.46 22.42 22.37 22.39 22.37 22.32 22.32 22.36 22.40 22.44 22.45 22.49 22.47 22.43 22.51 22.61 22.92 23.32 23.68 24.04 24.36 24.60 24.96 25.34 25.63 25.93 26.32 26.62 26.95 27.15 27.33 27.44 27.62 27.78 27.92 28.08 28.14 28.22 28.21 28.23
Denmark                 23.48 23.53 23.84 24.06 24.02 24.03 24.01 23.92 24.03 24.06 24.29 24.44 24.60 24.77 24.96 25.19 25.42 25.60 25.74 25.96 26.15 26.26 26.35 26.61 26.72 26.89 27.03 27.16 27.27 27.40 27.47 27.56 27.70 27.75 28.00 28.16 28.29 28.32 28.40 28.47 28.43 28.60 28.70 28.84 28.86 29.02 29.11 29.18 29.24  
Estonia 25.13 25.04 24.85 24.88 24.89 24.74 24.71 24.56 24.41 24.28 24.13 23.97 23.87 23.90 23.74 23.65 23.58 23.46 23.37 23.27 23.17 23.21 23.35 23.36 23.33 23.24 23.25 23.22 23.23 22.84 22.73 22.64 22.73 22.75 22.80 22.98 23.13 23.37 23.60 23.75 23.95 24.14 24.53 24.67 24.85 25.07 25.24 25.33 25.69 26.01 26.28 26.40 26.53 26.47 26.63 27.17 27.51 27.70
Finland                                             25.40 25.59 25.70 25.92 26.05 26.29 26.37 26.47 26.47 26.56 26.64 26.83 26.95 27.18 27.24 27.37 27.44 27.38 27.40 27.48 27.58 27.79 27.81 27.89 27.99 28.08 28.16 28.19 28.29 28.44 28.46 28.54 28.59 28.79    
Germany                                                                                                   28.66 28.80 28.94 29.04 29.20 29.36 29.43 29.39 29.56
Hungary 22.86 22.84 22.91 23.01 22.96 22.94 22.89 22.87 22.84 22.82 22.82 22.74 22.72 22.71 22.67 22.53 22.42 22.43 22.43 22.42 22.44 22.55 22.57 22.66 22.71 22.80 22.87 22.95 23.06 23.10 23.09 23.19 23.31 23.41 23.56 23.78 24.04 24.23 24.53 24.86 25.10 25.32 25.60 25.92 26.28 26.63 26.90 27.10 27.20 27.37 27.67 27.76 27.71 27.65 27.68 27.85 27.83 28.04
Iceland                                                             23.96 24.34 24.60 24.75 24.88 24.94 24.96 25.06 25.15 25.09 25.45 25.68 26.02 26.01 26.19 26.30 26.44 26.64 26.50 26.74 26.86 27.10 27.07 27.44 27.48 27.51    
Italy                                                                                         29.44 29.56 29.71 29.86 29.93 30.04 30.18 30.33 30.54 30.63 30.73      
Lithuania                     24.72 24.62 24.50 24.51 24.35 24.30 24.16 24.06 23.96 23.96 23.79 24.33 24.22 24.27 24.18 24.11 24.12 24.09 23.58 23.38 23.28 23.15 23.07 23.15 23.04 23.17 23.20 23.39 23.61 23.80 23.90 24.17 24.26 24.39 24.74 24.80 25.04 25.28 25.58 25.98 26.45 26.52 26.63 26.74 26.95 27.07 27.28 27.47
Netherlands 25.75 25.59 25.47 25.33 25.29 25.19 25.13 25.04 24.98 24.85 24.78 24.75 24.82 24.92 24.97 25.17 25.29 25.42 25.53 25.68 25.74 25.85 26.00 26.21 26.38 26.64 26.91 27.17 27.33 27.45 27.61 27.76 27.97 28.16 28.23 28.43 28.59 28.62 28.73 28.69 28.63 28.64 28.68 28.78 28.88 28.95 29.02 29.03 29.10 29.16 29.24 29.32 29.34 29.44 29.54 29.68 29.76  
Norway               23.83 23.78 23.66 23.49 23.44 23.36 23.42 23.46 23.52 23.64 23.74 23.98 24.02 24.16 24.28 24.40 24.64 24.80 24.94 25.11 25.23 25.36 25.46 25.59 25.77 25.89 26.00 26.23 26.32 26.39 26.55 26.71 26.82 26.89 27.04 27.20 27.44 27.60 27.69 27.71 27.75 27.80 27.88 28.01 28.22 28.40 28.55 28.73      
Poland                       23.41 23.48 23.50 23.44 23.41 23.40 23.39 23.39 23.40 23.42 23.43 23.42 23.45 23.45 23.49 23.47 23.44 23.41 23.38 23.34 23.32 23.44 23.53 23.66 23.76 23.89 24.04 24.17 24.34 24.52 24.77 24.99 25.25 25.53 25.73 25.86 25.96 26.02 26.24 26.44 26.59 26.61 26.68 26.84 27.00 27.15  
Portugal 25.27 25.23 25.17 25.24 25.15 25.11 24.95 24.92 24.85 24.83 24.79 24.80 24.71 24.62 24.52 24.30 23.98 23.96 23.98 24.01 24.02 23.98 23.91 23.84 23.93 24.09 24.15 24.31 24.51 24.65 24.89 25.07 25.24 25.38 25.55 25.74 25.88 25.97 26.13 26.39 26.47 26.64 26.79 27.05 27.13 27.29 27.48 27.55 27.69 27.88 28.12 28.42 28.61 28.94 29.20 29.47    
Russia 24.40 24.12 24.16 24.01 24.06 24.03 23.97 23.95 23.91 23.75 23.64 23.52 23.44 23.40 23.34 23.29 23.22 23.18 23.10 23.03 22.99 23.01 23.00 22.96 22.92 22.91 22.95 22.92 22.90 22.78 22.65 22.60 22.60 22.56 22.53 22.67 22.88 22.97 23.12 23.29 23.54 23.66 23.76 23.85 23.96 24.11 24.21 24.34 24.44 24.67 24.90 24.91 24.96 25.14 25.25      
Slovakia 22.71 22.64 22.68 22.65 22.62 22.65 22.64 22.61 22.55 22.55 22.64 22.74 22.72 22.74 22.69 22.74 22.74 22.73 22.70 22.69 22.69 22.72 22.65 22.64 22.63 22.61 22.60 22.61 22.64 22.64 22.65 22.51 22.56 22.67 22.82 23.00 23.17 23.38 23.60 23.83 24.17 24.33 24.70 24.99 25.33 25.68 25.93 26.20 26.44 26.74 27.03 27.45 27.48 27.59 27.67      
Slovenia                                               22.96 23.04 23.11 23.19 23.21 23.36 23.53 23.72 23.95 24.10 24.51 24.63 24.92 25.19 25.52 25.83 26.13 26.46 26.68 27.17 27.26 27.47 27.66 27.92 28.06 28.20 28.21 28.41 28.42 28.46 28.53 28.61 28.73 28.82 28.77
Spain                               25.05 24.94 24.85 24.80 24.77 25.06 25.25 25.43 25.52 25.66 25.80 25.98 26.14 26.26 26.57 26.82 27.17 27.52 27.82 28.14 28.43 28.48 28.73 28.91 29.02 29.13 29.15 29.23 29.30 29.35 29.37 29.36 29.34 29.30 29.60 29.82 30.11 30.25 30.42 30.55 30.69 30.80  
Sweden                     24.22 24.17 24.14 24.16 24.18 24.33 24.54 24.69 24.88 25.08 25.22 25.34 25.50 25.72 25.93 26.02 26.10 26.19 26.20 26.26 26.27 26.46 26.71 26.92 27.09 27.20 27.38 27.50 27.75 27.87 27.87 28.13 28.22 28.45 28.61 28.66 28.75 28.75 28.75 28.87 28.91 29.00 29.07 29.14 29.20 29.23 29.23 29.31
Switzerland                                                                             28.26 28.27 28.43 28.62 28.73 28.85 29.09 29.23 29.37 29.55 29.69 29.85 29.99 30.16 30.26 30.40 30.58 30.63 30.68  
Ukraine 24.45 24.13 24.17 24.02 24.16 24.16 24.09 23.99 23.84 23.78 23.58 23.47 23.41 23.55 23.33 23.27 23.09 23.07 22.92 22.87 22.80 22.78 22.68 22.68 22.57 22.60 22.59 22.56 22.54 22.46 22.34 22.30 22.23 22.22 22.23 22.22 22.26 22.41 22.54 22.74 22.89 23.10 23.20 23.37 23.53 23.70 23.82 23.94 24.01 24.17 24.37 24.45 24.50 24.62        
United Kingdom                                                                                                           28.33 28.55 28.63 28.77  
United States 22.32 22.28 22.24 22.24 22.38 22.38 22.39 22.36 22.51 22.46 22.43 22.45 22.42 22.48 22.66 22.77 22.96 23.09 23.25 23.35 23.44 23.60 23.71 23.83 23.96 24.03 24.12 24.25 24.31 24.31 24.33 24.28 24.35 24.36 24.40 24.50 24.66 24.81 24.91 25.04 25.20 25.33 25.49 25.70 25.73 25.71 25.65 25.66 25.73 25.86 26.06 26.27 26.41 26.61 26.84 26.97 27.15 27.24