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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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  • Total fertility rates (TFRs) for all states and territories decreased in 2009, except for Queensland (see Chapter 4: Effect of delayed birth registrations in Australia).
  • In 2009, Tasmania recorded the highest TFR (2.18 babies per woman) and the Australian Capital Territory recorded the lowest (1.74 babies per woman).
  • Fertility rates were highest for women aged 30-34 years in all states and territories in 2009, with the exception of Tasmania, where women aged 25-29 years recorded the highest fertility rate.
  • The number of births in 2009 decreased slightly for most states and territories, with Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory recording increases of 5% and 1% respectively.

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