3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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INDIGENOUS BIRTHS AND FERTILITY RATES

  • There were 15,800 births registered in Australia during 2009 (5% of all births) where at least one parent identified themselves as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin on the birth registration statement.
  • In 2009, the TFR for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women increased to 2.57 babies per woman, up from 2.52 babies per woman in 2008.


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