Australian Bureau of Statistics
3311.1 - Demography, New South Wales, 1999
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2000
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Rural NSW has higher fertility and more exnuptial births
Women in regional and rural NSW have higher fertility and a higher rate of exnuptial births than those living in Sydney, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
A special analysis of fertility levels in NSW between 1992 and 1999 found that women usually resident in Sydney had lower fertility levels than women in the rest of the State. Seven of the ten lowest fertility Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in the State were in Sydney, while the ten highest fertility SLAs were in regional and rural areas.
The report also found that births to women usually resident in Sydney were less likely to be exnuptial (22%) than births to women living outside Sydney (36%).
The information is contained in an ABS snapshot of the people of NSW for 1999, which provides a comprehensive demographic overview of New South Wales including commentary and trends on population, births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and migration. Information on population, births and deaths is available down to local government level.
Further details can be found in Demography, New South Wales (cat. no. 3311.1) which is available in all ABS Bookshops A summary of the main features and the special article may be found on this site.
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