3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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Births registered, Summary statistics for Australia(a)


2006
2015(b)
2016(b)

Births
Malesno.
139 395
157 088
159 537
Femalesno.
131 454
148 289
151 567
Personsno.
270 849
305 377
311 104
Sex ratio(c)ratio
106.0
105.9
105.3
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births(d)no.
13 181
18 537
18 560
Fertility
Total fertility rate(e)rate
1.875
1.790
1.789
Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers(d)(e)(f)rate
1.967
2.271
2.115
Crude birth rate(g)rate
13.2
12.8
12.8
Net reproduction rate(h)rate
0.897
0.861
0.864
Median age of motheryears
30.7
31.0
31.2
Median age of father (where age is known)years
33.0
33.1
33.3

(a) Includes Other Territories. Births registered on Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016 are included in this publication for the first time. See Explanatory Note 3 for more information.
(b) Rates have been calculated using preliminary rebased estimated resident population, based on the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.
(c) Number of males per 100 females.
(d) Care should be taken when interpreting data, due to changes over time in the completeness and coverage of responses by the parent(s) to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander question on the birth registration form.
(e) Births per woman.
(f) Care should be taken when comparing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fertility rates for 2016 with those for earlier years. Fertility rates for 2016 are calculated using 2016 Census-based population estimates whereas rates for earlier years are calculated using 2011 Census-based projections.
(g) Births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
(h) Daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.