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Field Listing :: Mother's mean age at first birth
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.
By Country Listing of the values for the Mother's mean age at first birth field
Country Mother's mean age at first birth
Afghanistan
19.9 years (2015 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Albania
24.5 years (2014 est.)
Angola
19.4 years (2015/16 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Armenia
24.4 years (2015/16 est.)
Australia
28.7 years (2014 est.)
Austria
29 years (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan
23.2 years (2014 est.)
Bangladesh
18.5 years (2014 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Belarus
25.7 years (2014 est.)
Belgium
28.6 years (2013 est.)
Benin
20.3 years (2011/12 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Bolivia
21.2 years (2008 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Bosnia and Herzegovina
27 years (2014 est.)
Bulgaria
26.7 years (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso
19.4 years (2010 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Burma
25 years (2015/16 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Burundi
21.3 years (2010 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Cambodia
22.9 years (2014 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Cameroon
19.7 years (2011 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Canada
28.1 years (2012 est.)
Chad
17.9 years (2014/15 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Colombia
21.7 years (2015 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Comoros
24.6 years (2012 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Congo, Democratic Republic of the
19.9 years (2013/14 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Congo, Republic of the
19.8 years (2011/12 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Cote d'Ivoire
19.8 years (2011/12 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Croatia
28 years (2014 est.)
Cyprus
28.8 years (2014 est.)

note: data represent only government-controlled areas

Czechia
28.1 years (2014 est.)
Denmark
29.1 years (2015 est.)
Dominican Republic
21.3 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Egypt
22.7 years (2014 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

El Salvador
20.8 years (2008 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Eritrea
21.3 years (2010 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Estonia
26.6 years (2014 est.)
Ethiopia
20 years (2016 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Finland
28.8 years (2015 est.)
France
28.1 years (2010 est.)
Gabon
20.3 years (2012 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Gambia, The
20.9 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Georgia
24.5 years (2014 est.)

note: data do not cover Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Germany
29.4 years (2015 est.)
Ghana
22.3 years (2017 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Gibraltar
Greece
29.8 years (2014 est.)
Guatemala
21.2 years (2014/15 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Guinea
18.9 years (2012 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Guyana
20.8 years (2009 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Haiti
22.8 years (2016/7 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Honduras
20.4 years (2011/12 est.)

note: median age a first birth among women 25-29

Hong Kong
29.8 years (2008 est.)
Hungary
28.3 years (2014 est.)
Iceland
27.4 years (2015 est.)
Indonesia
22.8 years (2012 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Ireland
30.7 years (2015 est.)
Israel
27.6 years (2015 est.)
Italy
30.7 years (2014 est.)
Jamaica
21.2 years (2008 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Japan
30.7 years (2015 est.)
Jordan
24.7 years (2012 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Kazakhstan
25 years (2014 est.)
Kenya
20.3 years (2014 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Kiribati
23.1 years (2009 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Korea, South
31 years (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan
23.2 years (2014 est.)
Latvia
27.2 years (2014 est.)
Lebanon
Lesotho
21 years (2014 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Liberia
19.2 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Lithuania
27 years (2014 est.)
Luxembourg
30.1 years (2015 est.)
Macedonia
26.8 years (2014 est.)
Madagascar
19.5 years (2008/09 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Malawi
18.9 years (2015/16 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Maldives
23.9 years (2009 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Mali
18.8 years (2012/13 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Malta
26.9 years (2010 est.)

note: data refer to the average of the different childbearing ages of first-order births

Mexico
21.3 years (2008 est.)
Moldova
24 years (2014 est.)
Mongolia
20.5 years (2008 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 20-24

Montenegro
26.3 years (2010 est.)
Mozambique
18.9 years (2011 est.)
median age at first birth among women 25-29
Namibia
21.5 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Nepal
20.8 years (2016 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Netherlands
29.6 years (2015 est.)
New Zealand
27.8 years (2009 est.)

note: median age at first birth

Nicaragua
19.2 years (2011/12 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Niger
18.1 years (2012 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Nigeria
20.3 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Norway
28.9 years (2015 est.)

note: data is calculated based on actual age at first births

Pakistan
23.6 years (2017/18 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Palau
Paraguay
22.9 years (2008 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Peru
22.2 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Philippines
22.8 years (2017 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Poland
27.4 years (2014 est.)
Portugal
30.2 years (2015 est.)
Romania
26.7 years (2014 est.)
Russia
24.6 years (2009 est.)
Rwanda
23 years (2014/15 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Samoa
23.6 years (2009 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Sao Tome and Principe
19.4 years (2008/09 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Saudi Arabia
Senegal
21.9 years (2017 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Serbia
27.9 years (2014 est.)

note: data do not cover Kosovo or Metohija

Sierra Leone
19.2 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Singapore
30.5 years (2015 est.)
median age
Slovakia
27.6 years (2014 est.)
Slovenia
29.1 years (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands
22.6 years (2015 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Spain
30.7 years (2015 est.)
Sri Lanka
25.6 years (2016 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 30-34

Sweden
29.1 years (2015 est.)
Switzerland
30.7 years (2014 est.)
Tajikistan
22.9 years (2014 est.)
Tanzania
19.8 years (2015/16 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Thailand
23.3 years (2009 est.)
Timor-Leste
22.1 years (2009/10 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Togo
21 years (2013/14 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Tonga
24.9 years (2012 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-49

Turkey
22.3 years (2010 est.)
Uganda
18.9 years (2011 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Ukraine
24.9 years (2014 est.)
United Kingdom
28.5 years (2014 est.)

note: data represent England and Wales only

United States
26.4 years (2015 est.)
Uzbekistan
23.4 years (2014 est.)
Yemen
21.4 years (2013 est.)
median age at first birth among women 25-29
Zambia
19.2 years (2013/14 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Zimbabwe
20 years (2015 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29