As at December 2006, the highest total fertility rates in Victoria were recorded in the regional LGAs of Loddon (2.57), Buloke and Corangamite (both 2.54) and Yarriambiack (2.52). In the Melbourne Statistical Division, the highest total fertility rate of 2.07 was registered in the Shire of Cardinia (which includes the suburbs of Pakenham, Cardinia and Emerald). The next highest metropolitan rate of 2.06 was recorded in the Shire of Melton (which includes the suburbs of Melton, Melton South and Caroline Springs).
The lowest statewide total fertility rates of 0.87 and 1.12 were recorded in metropolitan LGAs. These were, respectively, the City of Melbourne (which includes the areas of East Melbourne, Carlton, Kensington and the inner city) and the City of Port Phillip (which includes the suburbs of St Kilda, Elwood and Port Melbourne). The LGAs which recorded the lowest total fertility rates in Regional Victoria were Queenscliffe (1.64) and Greater Geelong (1.75).
As at December 2006, the highest indirect standardised death rate in Victoria of 7.4 was recorded in the regional LGA of Loddon. It also experienced natural decrease (excess of deaths over births) and a decline in ERP (estimated resident population) for the previous 12 months. This was one of only half a dozen LGAs (all in Regional Victoria) that experienced both natural decrease and a decline in ERP in the year to December 2006. In the Melbourne Statistical Division, the highest indirect standardised death rate of 6.6 was registered in the City of Hobsons Bay (which includes the suburbs of Williamstown, Altona, Altona Meadows and Spotswood).
The lowest indirect standardised death rate across the state's LGAs was recorded in the City of Melbourne (4.2). Within metropolitan Melbourne, the City of Manningham (which includes the suburbs of Bulleen, Doncaster, Templestowe and Warrandyte) had the second lowest rate at 4.9. The LGAs which recorded the lowest indirect standardised death rate in Regional Victoria were Surf Coast (4.9), Hindmarsh (5.5) and Macedon Ranges (5.6).
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Table 3, Vital Statistics, By Local Government Area, 2006 (file size 19kB).