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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 42, tabled on 14 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the age profile is of NHS midwives, and how many NHS midwives in each age category are (a) UK nationals and (b) nationals of EU member states other than the UK.

Answered on

22 October 2019

NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics for England. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers.

The following table shows the number of midwives as at June 2019, the latest available data broken down by age and nationality. The data is headcount because nationality data relates to individuals.

Age band

All nationalities

United Kingdom

European Union

European Economic Area

Rest of World

Unknown

All age bands

26,192

23,177

1,344

11

447

1,213

Under 25

1,394

1,327

37

2

2

26

25 to 29

3,569

3,156

324

-

14

75

30 to 34

3,523

3,132

293

2

13

83

35 to 39

3,382

3,030

177

2

39

134

40 to 44

3,097

2,728

156

2

79

132

45 to 49

3,079

2,694

117

1

96

171

50 to 54

3,923

3,473

75

1

86

288

55 to 59

2,886

2,515

83

-

57

231

60 to 64

1,132

956

66

-

45

65

65 and over

207

166

16

1

16

8