05/09/2011 17:53 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Can The Month Of Your Baby's Birth Affect Its Future Profession?


If you're due to give birth this month, your off-spring is most likely to do well academically AND at sport - whilst babies born in December will to go on to have careers as dentists...

This is all according to researchers who have analysed the birthdays of people in 19 separate occupations and analysed them along with information from the last census. The findings were used to work out whether a person's birth month could make them more likely to end up in certain jobs.

The bizarre study found that January birthdays were most prevalent amongst GPs and debt collectors, but very few sheet-metal workers, whilst artists are more likely to have a February month of birth, with pilots celebrating most often in March.

The study - which was carried out by the Office for National Statistics - also found that children born in September have a significant advantage over August births in the early years of education, almost certainly because they were born at the start of the school year and are the oldest in the class.

They also discovered health risks linked to certain months, with spring babies reportedly being at greater risk of asthma, autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.

What do you make of this? Load of old twaddle or do you know people who match the stats?