3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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MULTIPLE BIRTHS

The number of confinements resulting in a multiple birth has increased consistently since the 1970s. In 2010, there were 4,500 confinements resulting in a multiple birth; of these, 65 were triplets and 4 were quads or higher order. This was 43% higher than the number recorded in 1990 (3,200 confinements), and 2% higher than the number recorded in 2009 (4,400 confinements).

2.9 Multiple births, States and territories - 2010

Single
Twins
Triplets and higher order
Total multiple confinements
Total confinements
State or territory of usual residence
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

New South Wales
93 048
1 398
26
1 424
94 472
Victoria
68 299
1 109
19
1 128
69 427
Queensland
62 462
988
14
1 002
63 464
South Australia
19 437
np
np
317
19 754
Western Australia
30 581
422
4
426
31 007
Tasmania
6 185
93
-
93
6 278
Northern Territory
3 787
55
-
55
3 842
Australian Capital Territory
4 985
np
np
82
5 067
Australia(a)
288 801
4 458
69
4 527
293 328

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes Other Territories.






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