The rarest birthday in the UK revealed!
The UK’s rarest birthday revealed! Office of National Statistics shares December date fewest Brits are born on – so is it YOURS?
- ONS has revealed the number of birth recorded on each day from 2001 to 2021
- The first four months are less popular than June to October for birthdays
- September 27 was found to be the most common day to be born on
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The Office of National Statistics has revealed the UK’s rarest birthday.
According to new official figures, the fewest Brits are born on Boxing Day (26 December).
The data from 2001 to 2021 has been turned into a fascinating interactive graph – allowing readers to see exactly how many people on average are born on their birthday.
MailOnline app users can try the tool by clicking here.
Average daily live births, England and Wales, 2001 to 2021
Over the past two decades, Boxing Day was the least common day to be born, with just 1,345 births recorded each year.
Slightly more babies are delivered on Christmas Day itself (1,416) and New Year’s Day (1,563).
Beyond January 1, the birth rate continues to rise – peaking at 1,831 on January 4.
Overall, the first four months of the year are less popular for birthdays in comparison to the period of June to October.
Boxing Day is the UK’s rarest birthday, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics
In contrast, September 27 was found to be the most common day to be born in England and Wales – averaging 1,193 births.
Meanwhile, September 24 took second place with 1,987 births followed by September 25 with 1,980.
Coming in joint fourth and fifth place were October 1 and September 23 (both 1,979).
Analysts claim one reason September birthdays are so common is because couples might plan to have children who are the oldest in their school year.
Others put it down to couples having more sex over the Christmas break.
September 27 is the most common birthday while Boxing Day is the least, with just 1,345 births recorded each year
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The ONS has previously stated births over the Bank Holiday-laden festive period are least common because NHS hospitals will generally only deliver natural births and emergency C-sections.
Any induced births and elective caesareans are ‘likely to be scheduled on alternative dates’, it said.
April Fool’s Day (April 1) just missed out on being named as one of the five least common birthdays (1,722).
Analysts believe this may be because, given the option, parents elect not to have an April’s Fool’s Day baby.
February 29 — the leap year phenomenon — ranks 355 out of the 366 days.
It comes as separate ONS figures today revealed mothers are getting older and older, with more women putting off having children until later in life.
The age of the average mother in England and Wales is now almost 31, around five years older than in the 1970s.
The data also shows that Britain’s birth rate has fallen even more than previously estimated and is now at a record low.
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