3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2015 Quality Declaration 
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Births registered, Summary statistics for Australia(a)


2005
2014
2015(b)

Births
Malesno.
135 847
153 592
157 088
Femalesno.
128 646
146 105
148 289
Personsno.
264 493
299 697
305 377
Sex ratio(c)ratio
105.6
105.1
105.9
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births(d)no.
12 717
17 779
18 537
Fertility
Total fertility rate(e)rate
1.846
1.800
1.807
Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers(d)(e)rate
1.934
2.222
2.271
Crude birth rate(f)rate
13.1
12.8
12.8
Net reproduction rate(g)rate
0.884
0.869
0.869
Median age of motheryears
30.7
30.9
31.0
Median age of father (where age is known)years
32.9
33.0
33.1

(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) Rates have been calculated using preliminary (2015) 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 the changes in the data.
(e) Births per woman.
(f) Births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
(g) Daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.