For the first time in history, most children in England and Wales were born out of wedlock

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 For the first time in history, most children in England and Wales were born out of wedlock

Official figures show that more children were born out of wedlock last year in England and Wales than married couples.

This is the first time this has happened in The entire history of observations, which has been conducted since 1845, is reported by the Daily Mail.

In 2021, 625,000 births were registered in England and Wales. Marriage.

Statistics also show that in 2021, women aged 40 and over were twice as likely to give birth as young girls.

At the same time, the birth rate in England and Wales has fallen sharply over the past decade. The birth rate was 1.61 children per woman in 2021, the second lowest on record.

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