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14 October 2020, 11:11

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Belarus celebrates Mother's Day on 14 October.

According to the 2019 census, there are 5.062 million women in the country (53.8% of the population).

The average age of Belarusian women is 43.1 years.

In 2019, 33,900 women gave birth to their first child;

33,600 women gave birth to their second child;

14,200 women gave birth to their third child;

5,900 women gave birth to their fourth or subsequent child;

1,056 women gave birth to twins;

14 women gave birth to triplets.

Average age of first-time mothers (years):

2019 - 26.8,

2010 - 24.9*.

Average age of first-time mothers in the regions and in Minsk (years):

Brest Oblast – 25.9,

Vitebsk Oblast – 26.5,

Gomel Oblast – 26.2,

Grodno Oblast – 26.3

Minsk – 28.9,

Minsk Oblast – 26.4,

Mogilev Oblast – 26.2.

*The average age to have a baby keeps increasing in Belarus, like in many other European countries. In 2010-2019 this figure rose from 27.3 to 29.6 years.

Source: National Statistics Committee of Belarus.

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