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Data sources - Administrative sources
Births, Deaths and Marriages
 

About this source

ABS births, deaths and marriage statistics are based on data collected from state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Births data includes all births that occurred and were registered in Australia, including births to mothers whose place of usual residence is overseas. Deaths data includes all deaths that occurred and were registered in Australia, including deaths of persons whose place of usual residence is overseas. Deaths of Australian residents that occurred outside Australia may be registered by individual Registrars, but are not included in ABS deaths statistics. Marriage data are provided on the ages, marital status, country of birth and previous marriage details (e.g. number of marriages, how last marriage terminated, and number of children) for the bridegroom and bride of each registered marriage. Data from each of these administrative collections are published on an annual basis.

Main topics (births)

Live births
Fertility rates (total/ age specific)
Confinements
Male and female births
Births of indigenous children
Interval between birth and registration
Age/ country of birth of mother and father
Nuptial and ex-nuptial births
Duration of marriage
Paternity not acknowledged
Previous children of mother
Single and multiple births
Usual residence of mother (by state or territory)
Babies born in Australia to non-resident mothers
Regional comparisons
Demographics (mothers and fathers)

Main topics (deaths)

Crude/ standardised/ indirect standardised/ age specific death rates
State and territory of usual residence
Registered marital status
Country of birth
Sex, and age at death
Indigenous deaths
Life expectancy
Leading/ underlying causes of death
Suicides
Dr/ Coroner certified deaths
Infant deaths/ mortality rates
Fetal/ neonatal/ perinatal deaths

Main topics (marriages)

Crude/ age-specific marriage rates
Age at marriage (actual/ 5-yearly groups/ median)
Previous marital status
Country of birth
Birthplace of bride/ groom father
Birthplace of bride/ groom mother
Number of previous marriages bride/ groom
First marriage date of bride/ groom
Whether couples live together prior to marriage
Number of children
Day/ month of marriage
Category of celebrant
State/ territory (marriage registration)

Statistical releases (births)

Births, Australia (cat. no, 3301.0)
Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)

Statistical releases (deaths)

Deaths, Australia (cat.no. 3302.0)
Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)
Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0)
Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables (cat. no. 3303.0.55.001)
Perinatal Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3304.0)
Life Tables, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0.55.001)
Life Tables, New South Wales (cat. no. 3302.1.55.001)
Life Tables, Victoria (cat. no. 3302.2.55.001)
Life Tables, Queensland (cat. no. 3302.3.55.001)
Life Tables, South Australia (cat. no. 3302.4.55.001)
Life Tables, Western Australia (cat. no. 3302.5.55.001)
Life Tables, Tasmania (cat. no. 3302.6.55.001)
Life Tables, Northern Territory (cat. no. 3302.7.55.001)
Life Tables, Australian Capital Territory (cat. no. 3302.8.55.001)
Suicides, Australia (cat. no. 3309.0)
Suicides: Recent Trends, Australia (cat. no. 3309.0.55.001)

User guides (deaths)

Information Paper: ABS Causes of Death Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 3317.0.55.002)
Information Paper: Cause of Death Certification Australia (cat. no. 1205.0.55.001)
Information Paper: Census Data Enhancement - Indigenous Mortality Quality Study (cat. no. 4723.0)
Information Paper: External Causes of Death, Data Quality (cat. no. 3317.0.55.001)

Statistical releases (marriages)

Marriages and Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3310.0)
Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)
Family Characteristics and Transitions (cat. no. 4442.0)
Marriages, Australia (cat. no. 3306.0.55.001)













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