Total Fertility Rate
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 TFR for Crawley, West Sussex and England have followed a similar pattern over the past 5 years.