Europe’s Statistics Agency Eurostat released data regarding the age women in the bloc are becoming mothers.
Apparently, the youngest mothers in Europe -“across the 1 342 NUTS 3 regions* of the European Union (EU), the mean age of women at childbirth (for all births, not only the first one)- in 2016 was in the Bulgarian region of ‘Sliven’ (25.1 years) whereas the oldest in the Greek region of ‘Voreios Tomeas Athinon’ (33.8 years) – in northern Athens in the prefecture of Attica.
On average across the entire united Europe, the mean age of women at childbirth was 30.6 years.
The official data as Eurostat’s site presents them can be found below:
Youngest women at childbirth in Bulgaria and Romania
The mean age of women at childbirth was under 27 in 22 EU regions. All of these regions were located in two Member States: Bulgaria (15 of its 18 NUTS 3 regions fell into this category) and Romania (7 regions). The Bulgarian regions of Sliven (25.1 years), Yambol (25.4 years), Pazardzhik (25.8 years), Montana (25.9 years) and Vidin (26.2 years) were those where women were youngest when their children were born. The regions of Giurgiu (26.2 years) and Călăraşi (26.3 years) recorded the lowest mean age of women at childbirth for Romania.
Five of the 12 regions with oldest mean age at childbirth in London
Alongside Voreios Tomeas Athinon (33.8 years) in Greece, 11 EU regions at NUTS 3 level also recorded a mean age of women at childbirth of 33 years or over. Five of those regions were in the United Kingdom, specifically in London: Wandsworth (33.7 years), Camden & City of London (33.7 years), Kensington and Chelsea & Hammersmith and Fulham (33.6 years), Westminster (33.3 years) as well as Lambeth (33.0 years).
Other cities across Europe where women were on average 33 years old or more when their children were born are Medio Campidano and Nuoro in Italy, Paris in France, Heidelberg, Stadtkreis in Germany, Bizkaia in Spain and Byen København in Denmark…. / IBNA