Selected pregnancy/birth demographic characteristics, by education, work, income and age group, Canada, 2006/2007

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Bayrampour, H., & Heaman, M. (2011). Comparison of demographic and obstetric characteristics of Canadian primiparous women of advanced maternal age and younger age. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 33, 820-829.– July 20, 2017.

Older first time mothers are more advantaged when considering their socio economic status.

They are less likely to be living in poverty – 18% of women who have their first baby between the ages of 20 and 29 live below the low income cut-off compared with 8% of women who are 35 or older.

Older first time mothers are more likely to have a secondary education or more and are more likely to be working at a paid job or business.