THE common household has shrunk to 1.89 youngsters — the smallest on document, official figures reveal.

Girls born in 1945 had a median of two.19 youngsters and sometimes began having them aged 23 to 24.

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The variety of one baby households in England and Wales has grown from 14 per cent to 18 per cent[/caption]

These born in 1972 — now primarily aged 46 and not having children — had their first baby once they have been 31.

The variety of girls in England and Wales with no youngsters has risen 80 per cent from one in ten to 1.eight in ten, Workplace for Nationwide Statistics figures present.

One-child households have grown from 14 per cent to 18 per cent.

The ONS’s Paula Man mentioned girls could also be having fewer youngsters due to increased training, marrying later or for monetary causes. She mentioned: “Girls are delaying childbearing to their 30s.

The research in contrast girls born in 1972, now of their 40s, with these born in 1945, who bore a median of two.19 youngsters
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“Two youngsters stays the commonest household dimension for ladies born in 1972.

“However the proportion of ladies with two youngsters is decrease, whereas the proportion of ladies with one baby or no youngsters is larger than for ladies born a technology earlier than.”


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