Those who believe that more and more are expected to have children, or that women tend to delay Moment of being a mother, are not misguided according to the latest data provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which states that the average age of women who were mothers in Spain in the first quarter of 2011 amounted to 31.06 years, while that the last two years was approaching but not reaching 31. That is not the thing, since the average of children per woman has dropped two hundredths, to be set at 1.41 per Spanish.
The Biscayan women are the Spaniards who most recently have their children, at an average age of 32.3 years, followed by the Guipuzcoans, with 32.19 years. Palencia and Coruña are the other two provinces where the average age of first-time mothers exceeds 32 years.
On the other hand, the most "young" mothers-below 30 years of age on average-are found in Ceuta (29.45), Melilla (29.34) and Almería (29.51).
So far this year there have been 120,566 births in Spain (62,174 were children and 58,392 girls). Andalusia (23,690), Catalonia (20,540), Madrid (18,489) and Valencia (12,877) were the communities where most births took place, while, in Ceuta and Melilla (at 300 in each), La Rioja (796), Navarra (1,648) and Asturias (1,966) registered the fewest births.
Source: INE / EP