Thursday, July 10, 2008

UK: Women have more children than at any time since 1973

Paging Mark Steyn.

Two-thirds of those born were born to women who are originally from overseas.

Each woman now has 1.91 children on average - the highest since 1973 - according to the Office for National Statistics.

As a result the number of births - 690,000 - increased by 20,000 in 2007 compared to the previous year, when there were 1.86 children per woman.

A third of those were born to British mothers and the rest to women originally from overseas.

One factor in the rise is the tendency for foreign-born mothers, particularly from the Indian sub-continent, to have large families.

Indian sub-continent = Muslims.