Total fertility rates (TFRs) for New South Wales, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory increased in 2010. The remaining states all recorded a slight decrease in TFR.
In 2010, the Northern Territory recorded the highest TFR (2.11 babies per woman) and Victoria recorded the lowest (1.75 babies per woman).
Fertility rates were highest for women aged 30-34 years in all states and territories in 2010, with the exception of Tasmania and the Northern Territory, where women aged 25-29 years recorded the highest fertility rate.
The number of births in 2010 increased for most states and territories, with the exception of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.