Table 2: Women aged 5-9 years in 1981: age at first birth by economic activity in 2001 (when women aged 25-29)
 
Age at first birth
Under 20 years
20-24 years
25-29 years
No children by 2001
All
Economic activity 2001
%
%
%
%
%
Employed
39
48
59
87
71
Self-employed
1
3
3
3
3
Seeking work/waiting to start job
6
4
2
2
3
Student
3
2
1
3
3
Looking after home
42
37
32
1
16
Sick, retired or other
9
6
3
4
5
Total
100
100
100
100
100
Data extracted from ONS Longitudinal Study June 2006