1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2007  
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This issue of SA Stats focuses on births and fertility in South Australia in 2005.

Key points from this article:
  • The number of South Australian births registered in 2005 was higher than in 2004, but was still lower than registered births in 1975.
  • Between 2004 and 2005 South Australian teenage fertility increased and was the highest for all states and territories.
  • In South Australia the percentage of exnuptial births has almost quadrupled from 1975 to 2005.
  • In South Australia the proportion of all exnuptial births where paternity was not acknowledged in 2005 has dropped to almost 20% of the 1975 level.
  • In 2005, the median age of South Australian mothers giving birth decreased for the first time in the period under review in this article.

In the Births - South Australia article, data have been rounded. Other Explanatory Notes are not included in SA Stats in the form found in other ABS publications. Readers are directed to the Explanatory Notes contained in related ABS publications referenced in the feature article.

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