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Table 2-2
Live births, by geography — Age of mother

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Age of mother
Place of residence of mother Age of mother 1
All ages Under  15 years 15 to  19 years 20 to  24 years 25 to  29 years 30 to  34 years 35 to  39 years 40 to  44 years 45 to  49 years Not stated 2
  number
Canada 367,864 119 15,161 58,165 112,614 115,415 55,486 10,349 505 50
Newfoundland and Labrador 4,553 2 275 908 1,378 1,365 549 70 6 0
Prince Edward Island 1,389 0 85 261 413 424 180 25 1 0
Nova Scotia 8,868 2 514 1,643 2,644 2,685 1,184 192 4 0
New Brunswick 7,146 4 466 1,565 2,343 1,948 707 106 3 4
Quebec 84,387 9 2,326 12,687 29,891 26,531 10,879 1,985 73 6
Ontario 138,436 25 4,636 18,483 38,679 47,180 24,535 4,636 238 24
Manitoba 15,285 17 1,363 3,354 4,548 3,934 1,723 324 20 2
Saskatchewan 13,248 18 1,296 3,109 4,369 3,080 1,183 178 8 7
Alberta 49,028 27 2,482 9,245 15,718 14,038 6,321 1,145 48 4
British Columbia 43,649 11 1,456 6,410 12,161 13,829 8,033 1,647 99 3
Yukon 355 0 18 56 106 113 50 12 0 0
Northwest Territories 725 0 65 173 196 178 93 17 3 0
Nunavut 794 4 179 270 168 110 49 12 2 0
Unknown 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  percent
Canada 100.0 0.0 4.1 15.8 30.6 31.4 15.1 2.8 0.1 0.0
Newfoundland and Labrador 100.0 0.0 6.0 19.9 30.3 30.0 12.1 1.5 0.1 0.0
Prince Edward Island 100.0 0.0 6.1 18.8 29.7 30.5 13.0 1.8 0.1 0.0
Nova Scotia 100.0 0.0 5.8 18.5 29.8 30.3 13.4 2.2 0.0 0.0
New Brunswick 100.0 0.1 6.5 21.9 32.8 27.3 9.9 1.5 0.0 0.1
Quebec 100.0 0.0 2.8 15.0 35.4 31.4 12.9 2.4 0.1 0.0
Ontario 100.0 0.0 3.3 13.4 27.9 34.1 17.7 3.3 0.2 0.0
Manitoba 100.0 0.1 8.9 21.9 29.8 25.7 11.3 2.1 0.1 0.0
Saskatchewan 100.0 0.1 9.8 23.5 33.0 23.2 8.9 1.3 0.1 0.1
Alberta 100.0 0.1 5.1 18.9 32.1 28.6 12.9 2.3 0.1 0.0
British Columbia 100.0 0.0 3.3 14.7 27.9 31.7 18.4 3.8 0.2 0.0
Yukon 100.0 0.0 5.1 15.8 29.9 31.8 14.1 3.4 0.0 0.0
Northwest Territories 100.0 0.0 9.0 23.9 27.0 24.6 12.8 2.3 0.4 0.0
Nunavut 100.0 0.5 22.5 34.0 21.2 13.9 6.2 1.5 0.3 0.0
Unknown 100.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Age of mother attained at the last birthday preceding delivery.
For confidentiality reasons, live births to mothers aged 50 and over are included in the category "Age of mother, not stated." Where information is unavailable on the birth mother of children who are adopted, these records are included in the category "Age of mother, not stated."
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth Database (CANSIM table 102-4503).