CHILDREN EVER BORN - QUESTION 32
WHY IS IT ASKED?
Information obtained from this question is used to calculate measures of lifetime fertility, including average number of children born to women and childlessness.
A question about the number of children ever born to a woman is asked every 10 years, and was last asked in 1996.
This information will assist with calculating future population projections for Australia and for studies into fertility of groups of women in Australia.
This Census question is important as it will provide information about the impact of fertility trends on social issues, such as the ageing of the population.
HOW TO ANSWER
Only answer if the person is female.
Fill in the appropriate box by stating the number of children each female aged 15 years or over has given birth to.
Only include live births, and do not include any adopted, foster or step children.
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