The total fertility rate (TFR) is the average number of children that a group of women would each bear if they experience the age-specific fertility rates of the calendar year in question throughout their childbearing lifespan. It provides a snapshot of the level of fertility in a particular year and does not necessarily represent the average number of children that a group of women will have over their lifetime.

Birth statistics for England and Wales are based on the details collected when births are registered. By law, births should be registered within 42 days.

The information in the chart below relates to data at local authority district level. Horsham local authority spans both NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG and NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG. As such, the data presented here represents the whole of the Horsham local authority, not just that covered by NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG. It is based on the resident population and not on GP registered population.

Source: ONS Birth Summary Statistics (released July 2016)

Source: ONS Birth Summary Statistics (released July 2016)