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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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BIRTHS

  • There were 295,700 births registered in Australia in 2009, approximately 900 (0.3%) fewer than the number registered in 2008 (296,600).
  • The median age of all mothers for births registered in 2009 was 30.6 years, while the median age of fathers was 33.0 years, both slightly younger than in recent years.
  • In 2009, 65% of births were to parents in a registered marriage.





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