Average age for mothers in 2011 was 29.7

The average age of mothers is less than 30 Credit: Katie Collins/PA

The average age of mothers in England and Wales in 2011 was 29.7 years, according to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. The average age of first-time mothers was 27.9.

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The Office of National Statistics has revealed figures relating to family life in England and Wales. Among the findings are the average age for mothers in 2011 was 29.7.