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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.

  • Afghanistan

    19.9 years (2015 est.)

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

  • Albania

    24.8 years (2017/18 est.)

  • Angola

    19.4 years (2015/16 est.)

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

  • Armenia

    24.8 years (2017 est.)

  • Australia

    28.7 years (2014 est.)

  • Austria

    29.3 years (2017 est.)

  • Azerbaijan

    23.8 years (2017 est.)

  • Bangladesh

    18.5 years (2014 est.)

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

  • Belarus

    26.5 years (2017 est.)

  • Belgium

    29 years (2018 est.)

  • Benin

    20.4 years (2017/18 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

    27.3 years (2017 est.)

  • Bulgaria

    27.1 years (2017 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

    29 years (2017 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

    28.9 years (2017 est.)

  • Cyprus

    29.2 years (2017 est.)

    note: data represent only government-controlled areas

  • Czechia

    28.4 years (2018 est.)

  • Denmark

    29.2 years (2017 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

    27.4 years (2017 est.)

  • Ethiopia

    20 years (2016 est.)

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

  • Finland

    29.2 years (2017 est.)

  • France

    28.7 years (2018 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

    25.4 years (2017 est.)

    note: data do not cover Abkhazia and South Ossetia

  • Germany

    29.6 years (2017 est.)

  • Ghana

    22.3 years (2017 est.)

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

  • Greece

    29.9 years (2017 est.)

  • Guatemala

    21.2 years (2014/15 est.)

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

  • Guinea

    19.5 years (2018 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

    28.6 years (2017 est.)

  • Iceland

    27.8 years (2017 est.)

  • Indonesia

    22.8 years (2012 est.)

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

  • Ireland

    30.5 years (2018 est.)

  • Israel

    27.6 years (2017 est.)

  • Italy

    31.1 years (2017 est.)

  • Jamaica

    21.2 years (2008 est.)

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

  • Japan

    30.7 years (2015 est.)

  • Jordan

    24.8 years (2017/18 est.)

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

  • Kazakhstan

    28.5 years (2017 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

    22.9 years (2017 est.)

  • Latvia

    27.6 years (2017 est.)

  • 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

  • Liechtenstein

    31.3 years (2017)

  • Lithuania

    27.5 years (2017 est.)

  • Luxembourg

    30.7 years (2017 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

    24.5 years (2009 est.)

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

  • Mali

    18.9 years (2018 est.)

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

  • Malta

    28.9 years (2017 est.)

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

  • Mexico

    21.3 years (2008 est.)

  • Moldova

    24.8 years (2017 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.)

    note: 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

    29.8 years (2017 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

  • North Macedonia

    27.2 years (2017 est.)

  • Norway

    29.3 years (2017 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

  • 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

    27.8 years (2017 est.)

  • Portugal

    29.6 years (2017 est.)

  • Romania

    27.1 years (2017 est.)

  • Russia

    25.2 years (2013 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

  • San Marino

    32 years (2017)

  • Sao Tome and Principe

    19.4 years (2008/09 est.)

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

  • Senegal

    21.9 years (2018 est.)

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

  • Serbia

    28.4 years (2017 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

    27.8 years (2014 est.)

  • Slovenia

    29.4 years (2017 est.)

  • Solomon Islands

    22.6 years (2015 est.)

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

  • Spain

    30.9 years (2017 est.)

  • Sri Lanka

    25.6 years (2016 est.)

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

  • Sweden

    29.3 years (2015 est.)

  • Switzerland

    30.7 years (2017 est.)

  • Tajikistan

    23.2 years (2017 est.)

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

  • 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

    25.6 years (2017 est.)

  • United Kingdom

    28.8 years (2017 est.)

    note: data represent England and Wales only

  • United States

    26.4 years (2015 est.)

  • Uzbekistan

    23.8 years (2017 est.)

  • Yemen

    21.4 years (2013 est.)

    note: 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