Taiwan’s older mothers
In 2016, 67.1% of mothers giving birth were over 30 years old, averaging 30.7 years old who gave birth to their first born. In 2006, the average age of mothers giving birth that year to their first born was 28.1 years old. In 2016, 40% of all mothers giving birth that year were between 30 and 34 years old and 27.1% were over 35 years old. In 2005, 43% of mothers giving birth that year were over 30 years old.
In 2016, 100,000 baby girls were born and 108,000 baby boys were born. Female newborns constituted 48.2% of all births. The male to female ratio was 107.6 males to 100 females.
In 2016, 13,000 foreign mothers gave birth in Taiwan, constituting 6.1% of all mothers giving birth that year. This is a drop in the number of foreign mothers giving birth in 2006 of 5.5%.
In 2016, 50% of mothers gave birth to their first born, 37.8% gave birth to their second child, and 10% gave birth to their third child. The ratio of males to females among the first born in 2016 was 106.5 males to 100 females, 107.8 males to 100 females among the second newborn babies, and 113.0 males to 100 females among the third newborn babies. In 2007, the male to female ratio among the third newborn babies was 126.4 males to 100 females.