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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/10/2011   
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INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FERTILITY

In 2010, the TFR for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women (2.57 babies per woman) was lower than that for New Zealand Maori women (2.83 babies per woman) (Statistics New Zealand, 2010). In 2008, the latest year for which American Indian fertility rates are available, the TFR for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women (2.52 babies per women) was higher than that for American Indian women (1.84 babies per woman) (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2008).

These differences are reflected in age-specific fertility rates for the different populations. Higher fertility rates were experienced by Maori women in most age groups.

3.9 Indigenous fertility rates, Selected countries

American Indian women
New Zealand Maori women
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
2008(a)
2010
2008
2010

Age-specific fertility rates(b)
15-19 years(c)
58.4
69.6
75.2
76.3
20-24 years
115.6
155.9
147.2
148.7
25-29 years
94.4
148.8
131.6
131.8
30-34 years
63.8
111.4
93.4
98.2
35-39 years
28.8
61.9
44.5
47.2
40-44 years
6.4
17.2
11.0
11.8
45-49 years(d)
0.4
1.3
0.3
0.9
Total fertility rate(e)
1.844
2.833
2.515
2.575

(a) Final data for 2008.
(b) Births per 1,000 women.
(c) For American and New Zealand women, excludes births to mothers aged less than 15 years. For Australian women, includes births to mothers aged less than 15 years.
(d) Includes births to mothers aged 50 years and over.
(e) Births per woman. Includes births to women aged less than 15 years.
Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centre for Health Statistics, <http://www.cdc.gov> for American Indian data. Statistics New Zealand <http://www.stats.govt.nz> for New Zealand Maori data.



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