The mean age of women in the EU giving birth to their first child is gradually increasing and stood at 29.4 years in 2019, while the figure in Cyprus was 30 and 30.6 in Greece, according to data released Wednesday by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU.
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 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).