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People > Mother's mean age at first birth: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Australia 30.5 2006
2 Switzerland 30.2 2010
3 United Kingdom 30 2006
=4 Ireland 29.8 2011
=4 Hong Kong 29.8 2008
6 South Korea 29.6 2008
=7 Singapore 29.4 2008
=7 Japan 29.4 2007
=9 Luxembourg 29.3 2008
=9 Spain 29.3 2006
11 Greece 29.2 2007
12 Denmark 29.1 2010
=13 Germany 28.9 2013
=13 Netherlands 28.9 2005
15 Slovenia 28.7 2010
=16 France 28.6 2006
=16 Sweden 28.6 2005
18 Austria 28.5 2011
19 Norway 28.4 2011
20 Hungary 28.2 2010
21 Belgium 28 2013
22 Finland 27.9 2005
=23 Croatia 27.7 2010
=23 Italy 27.7 2010
=23 New Zealand 27.7 2008
=26 Kazakhstan 27.6 2010
=26 Czech Republic 27.6 2010
=26 Canada 27.6 2007
29 Cyprus 27.5 2005
30 Portugal 27.4 2005
=31 Israel 27.3 2011
=31 Slovakia 27.3 2010
33 Serbia 27.2 2010
34 Iceland 27 2011
=35 Poland 26.6 2010
=35 Lithuania 26.6 2010
37 Malta 26.5 2008
38 Latvia 26.4 2010
=39 Estonia 26.3 2010
=39 Montenegro 26.3 2009
41 Bulgaria 26.2 2010
=42 Republic of Macedonia 26 2010
=42 Romania 26 2010
44 Bosnia and Herzegovina 25.9 2010
45 Morocco 25.4 2004
46 United States 25 2006
=47 Jordan 24.9 2013
=47 Belarus 24.9 2010
49 Turkmenistan 24.6 2006
50 Azerbaijan 24.4 2010
51 Armenia 24.1 2013
=52 Maldives 23.9 2013
=52 Albania 23.9 2013
=52 Georgia 23.9 2010
55 Uzbekistan 23.8 2006
56 Chile 23.7 2004
=57 Samoa 23.6 2013
=57 Kyrgyzstan 23.6 2010
59 Moldova 23.5 2010
=60 Ukraine 23.1 2013
=60 Philippines 23.1 2008
62 Thailand 23 2013
=63 Paraguay 22.9 2013
=63 Rwanda 22.9 2013
=63 Egypt 22.9 2008
=63 Turkey 22.9 2003
67 Cambodia 22.8 2013
68 Pakistan 22.7 2007
=69 Sri Lanka 22.6 2013
=69 Vietnam 22.6 2002
=71 Indonesia 22.5 2007
=71 South Africa 22.5 2003
=73 Peru 22.3 2013
=73 Tajikistan 22.3 2001
75 Haiti 22.2 2006
76 East Timor 22.1 2013
77 Mauritania 21.9 2001
=78 Ghana 21.8 2013
=78 Ecuador 21.8 2004
=80 Colombia 21.4 2013
=80 Senegal 21.4 2013
=80 Namibia 21.4 2007
=83 Mexico 21.3 2013
=83 Burundi 21.3 2013
=85 Jamaica 21.2 2013
=85 Lesotho 21.2 2013
=85 Bolivia 21.2 2013
88 Panama 21.1 1976
89 Nigeria 20.9 2008
=90 Guyana 20.8 2013
=90 El Salvador 20.8 2008
92 Eritrea 20.6 2002
93 Zimbabwe 20.5 2013
=94 Guatemala 20.3 2013
=94 Dominican Republic 20.3 2007
96 Democratic Republic of the Congo 20.2 2007
=97 Nepal 20.1 2013
=97 Afghanistan 20.1 2013
=97 Honduras 20.1 2006
=100 Benin 20 2006
=100 Togo 20 1998
102 India 19.9 2006
=103 Kenya 19.8 2013
=103 Congo, Republic of the 19.8 2005
=105 Cote d'Ivoire 19.7 2013
=105 Nicaragua 19.7 2013
=107 Ethiopia 19.6 2013
=107 Tanzania 19.6 2013
=109 Cape Verde 19.5 2013
=109 Madagascar 19.5 2013
=109 Swaziland 19.5 2007
=112 Sao Tome and Principe 19.4 2013
=112 Burkina Faso 19.4 2013
=112 Cameroon 19.4 2004
=115 Yemen 19.2 2013
=115 Zambia 19.2 2007
117 Liberia 19.1 2007
118 Sierra Leone 19 2008
=119 Uganda 18.9 2013
=119 Malawi 18.9 2013
=121 Guinea 18.8 2005
=121 Mozambique 18.8 2003
123 Gabon 18.7 2000
124 Mali 18.6 2006
125 Chad 18.2 2004
126 Bangladesh 18.1 2007
127 Niger 18 2006

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Interesting observations about People > Mother's mean age at first birth

  • All of the top 2 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are High income OECD.
  • All of the top 2 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are Christian.
  • 38 of the bottom 42 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are Hot countries.
  • 35 of the top 44 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are European.
  • 8 of the top 12 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are Tourist destination.
  • 20 of the bottom 22 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are Sub-Saharan African.
  • 3 of the top 4 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are Cold countries'.
  • 16 of the top 23 countries by mother's mean age at first birth are European Union.
  • Switzerland ranked first for mother's mean age at first birth amongst Landlocked countries in 2010.
  • Australia ranked first for mother's mean age at first birth amongst Former British colonies in 2006.
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