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1285.0.55.001 - Number of Children Ever Born Standard, July 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/07/2012  First Issue
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The Number of Children Ever Born variable, collected in the Census, measures the number of live children ever born to each woman in Australia. Consistent with United Nations definitions, ABS measures the reproductive history of Australian women based on live births. Data on Number of Children Ever Born are essential for analysis such as the effectiveness of the population to replace itself through reproduction, investigation of birth rate differentials between various socio-economic groups, and in compiling assumptions of future birth rates for population projections. Information on the biological potential to conceive or reproduce is not collected by the Census, however, is collected by a number of other sources which have a greater focus on the epidemiological and reproductive health aspects of childbirth.

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