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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/11/2009   
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STATES AND TERRITORIES

  • Total fertility rates for all states and territories increased in 2008, except for Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory where TFRs were similar to 2007, and the Northern Territory where the TFR was slightly lower.
  • Tasmania recorded the highest TFR in 2008 (2.24 babies per woman), slightly higher than that of the Northern Territory (2.22 babies per woman).
  • Tasmania's TFR in 2008 was the highest for this state since 1974.
  • Western Australia (2.12) and Queensland (2.10) recorded the third and fourth highest TFRs of the states and territories.
  • Western Australia's TFR was the highest for this state since 1976, while Queensland's was the highest since 1977.
  • Women aged 30-34 years recorded the highest fertility rates of all age groups in all states and territories in 2008, with the exception of Tasmania and the Northern Territory, where women aged 25-29 years recorded the highest fertility rates.
  • The number of births in 2008 was higher than in 2007 for all states and territories, with Western Australia and New South Wales recording the largest proportional increases (9.2% and 5.8% respectively).





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