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Women in Cyprus having first child later

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In line with an EU-wide trend, women in Cyprus are having their first child later, according to data published on Wednesday by Eurostat.

This shows that the mean age of women in the EU giving birth to their first child stood at 29.4 years in 2019, 30 in Cyprus and 30.6 in Greece.

The mean age has increased in all EU Member States over this period, though to varying degrees.

The largest change was in Estonia, where the mean age increased by 1 year, from 27.2 years in 2015 to 28.2 years in 2019, followed by Lithuania and Luxembourg (both +0.9 years).

Over the same period, the smallest changes were recorded in Slovakia (+0.1 years) and Slovenia (+0.2).

In Cyprus, the mean age in 2015 was 29.5 years.

In 2019, the mother’s age at the first childbirth was above 31 in three EU Member States, in Italy (31.3 years), Spain and Luxembourg (both 31.1 years).

In contrast, in two Member States the mean ages at which women had their first child were below 27 years, in Bulgaria (26.3 years) and Romania (26.9 years).

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