Table 1: Women aged 5-9 years in 1981: age at first birth by highest parental social class in 1981
 
Age at first birth
Under 20 years
20-24 years
25-29 years
No children by 2001
All
Highest parental social class 1981
%
%
%
%
%
Professional & managerial
12
20
31
39
31
Skilled non-manual
9
13
16
17
15
Skilled manual
29
30
27
24
26
Partly skilled/ unskilled
20
19
15
11
14
Unemployed (economically active)
16
9
5
4
7
Economically inactive
13
9
5
4
6
Total
100
100
100
100
100
Data extracted from ONS Longitudinal Study June 2006