3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/10/2012
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STATES AND TERRITORIES
The number of births in 2011 increased for most states and territories, with the exception of Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory recorded the oldest median ages of mothers and fathers (for mothers 31.4 years and 31.5 years respectively, for fathers both 33.6 years). The Northern Territory had the youngest mothers and fathers (28.5 years and 31.5 years), followed by Tasmania (29.4 years and 31.8 years).
Total fertility rates (TFRs) for New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory increased in 2011. The remaining states all recorded a slight decrease in TFR. In 2011, Tasmania recorded the highest TFR (2.17 babies per woman) and Victoria recorded the lowest (1.75 babies per woman).
Footnote(s): (a) Births per woman.
Source(s): Births, Australia
Fertility rates were highest for women aged 30–34 years in all states and territories in 2011, with the exception of Tasmania and the Northern Territory, where women aged 25–29 years recorded the highest fertility rate. For more information see data cube Table 1: Births, Summary, States and territories - 2001 to 2011.
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