The rate of births to women under the age of 20 increased significantly from the early 1960s and reached its highest level in the early 1970s. In 1973 nearly one-third of young women who turned 20 that year already had a child. After this the rate generally declined, though it increased in the early 2000s before dropping once more in the 2010s.
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Source: Statistics New Zealand