3311.8 - Demography, Australian Capital Territory, 2001
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2002
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ACT has the lowest fertility and the highest life expectancy in Australia
Females living in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) had fewer babies per woman in 2001, but babies born in the nation's capital can expect to live longer according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
The ACT's total fertility rate in 2001 reached the lowest level on record for all states and territories at 1.51 children per woman, compared to the national rate of 1.73 and the replacement level of 2.1.
Life expectancy at birth for girls and boys born in the ACT during 1999-2001 was 82.9 and 78.5 years respectively, compared with 82.4 and 77.0 years nationally.
In 2001, other key points about ACT's demographic make-up include:
Further details are available in Demography, Australian Capital Territory (cat. no. 3311.8).
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