Interesting Fact - Population

According to UK government statistics, over 1.2 million families in the UK have more than 2 children.

(The EU average for a family with 3 or more children is 11.3%, but in the UK it is 15%, and the birth rate in the UK is at its highest for 40 years, and it's growing more quickly than anywhere else in Europe,  even though many families still opt to have one child. 

France and Germany still have the highest overall population, but the UK is now 3rd, and catching up quickly.  According to an article in the Independent more women having children in their 20s, improved fertility treatment, immigration and the recession are all contributing to Baby Boom Britain. 

I'm not sure where the recession comes into it.  Maybe people are seeking comfort in each other's arms.)