Mothers' country of birth dashboard

View the Mothers' country of birth dashboard.

Use the dashboard to examine trends in the place of birth of mothers in the districts, Oxfordshire, the South East, and England as a whole. The first tab shows the number and percentage of births to mothers born in or outside the UK. The second tab shows where the non-UK-born mothers come from.

This dashboard uses data from the Office for National Statistics showing the number of live births and the countries of origin of their mothers. The data was collated from their series 'Parents' country of birth, England and Wales', availabe here.

The number of births in Oxfordshire to UK-born mothers fell slightly between 2001 and 2014. Over the same period, the number of births to mothers born outside the UK nearly doubled, from around 1,100 to around 2,100.

In 2001 births to mothers born outside the UK comprised 15.5% of all live births in the county (around one in six births). In 2014 they comprised over one in four births (26.9%). In Oxford, the proportion rose from 30.6% of all births to 48.5%. The other districts have also seen rises. These trends are in line with the national and regional picture.

Throughout the period, the largest group of mothers born outside the UK came from other parts of the EU, with their share of births rising from 4.5% in 2001 to 11.5% in 2014.