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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/11/2009   
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During 2008 there were 296,600 births registered in Australia, born to 292,000 mothers. This was 11,400 (4.0%) more births than the number registered during 2007 and the highest ever recorded, exceeding the 285,200 births registered in 2007 and the 276,400 births registered in 1971. In 2008 all states and territories recorded increases in the number of births registered, with Western Australia recording the largest proportional increase (9.2%), followed by New South Wales (5.8%).

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