‘Daily Mail’ reports that migrants have helped push Britain’s birth rate up to one of the highest levels in Europe. Women are now likely to have an average of just under two children – a level exceeded only in two of the other 27 European Union countries. A decade ago, before large-scale immigration had a major impact on birth rates, Britain was firmly in the middle of the European table. Since then, high fertility levels among migrants and a rapid rise in birth rates among women born in Britain have helped push up the population faster than almost everywhere else in Europe.
British birth rate has soared to one of highest in Europe thanks to increase in migrants
19 Sep 2012