Mother’s Day: How does your family size compare?

In the UK it is Mothers Day on Sunday 15 March 2015.

Are you wishing to surprise your mother with a present, by purchasing through The Giving Machine you can also make a donation to your favourite charity or charities, without any cost to yourselves. You can both remember and acknowledge your mother and your favourite charities in one action. My own favourite charity is Sheffield Mencap & Gateway and I donate to them, when shopping on the internet, by using The Giving Machine, it is so easy.

Original postfrom Office of National Statistics*

‘..Mother’s Day has been celebrated in England and Wales since the 16th century. Over time, family sizes have decreased and women are having fewer children by the age of 30 compared to previous generations.

Fast forwarding to the 20th century, the average family size for women born in 1941 – for example – was 2.34 children per mother. In contrast, their daughters’ generation – represented by women born in 1968 – had on average 1.92 children per mother. Meanwhile, women born in 1983 had fewer children on average (1.02) by their 30th birthday than women born in 1968 – who had 1.15 children by the same age.

Use our calculator below to enter both your year of birth and your mother’s year of birth – or any other generation(s) you like. How do the different childbearing patterns compare?………………..’


You can also view other statistics, being Economy, Employment and Labour Market and many more.


*Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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