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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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Births, Summary statistics for Australia(a)


2002
2011
2012 (b)

Births
Males no.
128 623
154 996
158 988
Females no.
122 365
146 621
150 594
Persons no.
250 988
301 617
309 582
Sex ratio(c) ratio
105.1
105.7
105.6
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births(d) no.
11 488
17 621
18 295
Nuptial births no.
172 550
198 342
202 560
Ex-nuptial births no.
78 438
103 098
106 835
Fertility
Total fertility rate(e) rate
1.771
1.917
1.933
Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers(d)(e) rate
2.154
2.740
2.710
Crude birth rate(f) rate
12.9
13.5
13.6
Net reproduction rate(g) rate
0.854
0.919
0.929
Median age of mother years
30.2
30.6
30.7
Median age of father (where age is known) years
32.5
33.0
33.0

(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) Rates have been calculated using final rebased (2001 to 2011) and preliminary (2012) estimated resident population, based on the 2011 census.
(c) Number of males per 100 females.
(d) Due to changes over time in the completeness and coverage of responses by the parent(s) to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander question on the birth registration form, care should be taken when interpreting changes in the data.
(e) Births per woman.
(f) Births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
(g) Daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.



CONTENTS

Births
Includes: Births, Median age, Multiple births
Fertility rates
Includes: Total fertility rates, Age-specific fertility rates
States and Territories
Includes: Births, Median age, Total fertility rates, Age-specific fertility rates
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births and fertility
Includes: Births, Median age, Total fertility rates



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