About This Report:
Ward level birth numbers are available for 2003 to 2009. Using the 2007-2009 average births for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland wards, Crude Birth Rates have been calculated, and for Leicestershire wards, General Fertility Rates (births per 1000 females aged 15-44). By wards of Leicestershire, crude birth rates (per 1000 population) ranged from nearly 20 in parts of Braunstone and Loughborough, to 5 in other parts of Loughborough, and in Leicester from Spinney Hills with over 25 to Castle with 10.
For 2007 to 2009 there were on average 11 births per 1000 population in Leicestershire, compared to 17 in Leicester City and 9 in Rutland. The figure was highest in North West Leicestershire district, and lowest in Oadby & Wigston. The general fertility rate (births per 100 women aged 15-44) is lowest in Oadby and Wigston and Charnwood, because the student population increases the number of women of child-bearing age, but student populations have low fertility.
The General Fertility Rate sorted by Leicestershire wards shows Melton Egerton and Winstanley (Braunstone) with the highest rates.