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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2010   
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  • In 2009, Australia's total fertility rate (TFR) was 1.90 babies per woman, a small decrease from 1.96 babies per woman in 2008.
  • Fertility rates decreased slightly for most age groups between 2008 and 2009.
  • Fertility rates increased from 2008 for women aged 40-44 years and remained the same for women aged 45-49 years.
  • Fertility rates were highest for women aged 30-34 years, recording 124 babies per 1,000 women.
  • At the national level, the teenage fertility rate was 17 babies per 1,000 women aged 15-19 years in 2009.

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