Av­er­age age of 1st-time moth­ers steadily in­creas­ing

The China Post - - LOCAL -

With more women choos­ing to de­lay moth­er­hood, the av­er­age age of first-time moth­ers in Tai­wan has in­creased steadily from 27.4 in 2004 to 30.5 in 2014, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est statis­tics re­leased by the Min­istry of the In­te­rior.

Of the over 100,000 first-time moth­ers last year, 57.3 per­cent were 30 or older, the statis­tics show.

That rep­re­sents a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease of 29.1 per­cent­age points from 2004, when 28.3 per­cent of moth­ers giv­ing birth for the first time were 30 or older, ac­cord­ing to the statis­tics.

Of the 109,235 first-time moth- ers last year, 40.9 per­cent were aged be­tween 30 and 34; 29.6 per­cent were be­tween 25 and 29, 14.5 per­cent were be­tween 35 and 39, and 1.8 per­cent were aged 40 or more.

Mean­while, 211,399 ba­bies were born in Tai­wan in 2014, an in­crease of 8.4 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous year.

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