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Births and fertility (JSNAA)

Key facts for South Tyneside

  • There are roughly 1,700 births each year
  • This is projected to decrease to 1,600 births per year by 2024

Go to the most recent data on births by local authority


The total period fertility rate if the average number of children born per woman over her lifetime.

  • The total period fertility rate for South Tyneside is 1.8
  • This is slightly below average for England and has not significantly changed between 2010 and 2013
  • The English average is 1.9

The general fertility rate is the total number of live births per 1,000 woman of reproduce age (15 to 49) in a population per year.

  • The general fertility rate for South Tyneside is 59.3
  • This is in the second quintile of clinical commissioning groups in England
  • The English average is 62.4

Go to fertility data by local authority and CCG

Infant mortality and stillbirths

Infant mortality is the death of a child less than 1 year of age.  A stillborn baby is a baby who is born dead after 24 completed weeks of pregnancy.  Compared to England:

  • We have better than average levels of infant mortality (1 per 1,000 live births)
  • We have average levels of stillbirths (4.6 per 1,000 live and stillbirths)

Go to infant mortality and stillbirths profiles by local authority

Last updated: March 2016

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