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Births and Breastfeeding Report published

23 March 2023

Public Health Intelligence has published the annual Births and Breastfeeding Report which contains the latest statistics for Jersey in 2022. 

The report considers trends over time in Jersey and compares Jersey with England where appropriate.

Key findings include:

  • In 2022, there were 840 births in Jersey, corresponding to a crude birth rate of 8.1 live births per 1,000 resident population
  • The total fertility rate (TFR) in Jersey during the period 2020-2022 was 1.32 births per woman, which is the lowest recorded since 2001-2003, and lower than England and Wales, where the latest TFR was 1.59 (2019-2021) 
  • The proportion of births to mothers in the older age groups has increased since 1995-1997. The proportion of births to women aged 30-39 year-olds saw an increase from 51% to 66% in 2020-2022, while those aged 40 and over saw an increase from 2% to 8% in 2020-2022
  • During the three-year period 2020-2022, around 40% of all deliveries in Jersey were by c-section. This is an increase over the last two decades, up from 27% in 2000-2002
  • 67% of babies were being breastfed at discharge from maternity in 2022, a similar proportion to that seen in each year since 2011; by 6-8 weeks, this proportion was 65%, this is the highest recorded percentage between 2011 and 2022 

The full report can be found here. 

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