3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/10/2015
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ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER BIRTHS AND FERTILITY
There were 17,779 births registered in Australia during 2014 (6% of all births) where at least one parent reported themselves as being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander on the birth registration form.
In 2014, the TFR for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women decreased to 2.22 babies per woman from 2.34 babies per woman in 2013. Births to women aged under 30 years contributed three-quarters (75%) of the total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in 2014, compared with less than half of the total fertility rate for all women (44%).
Footnote(s): (a) Births per 1,000 women.
Source(s): Births, Australia
The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who registered a birth in 2014 was 25.1 years, approximately six years lower than the median age of all mothers (30.9 years). For more information see data cube Table 11: Births of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Summary, States and territories - 2009 to 2014, from the Downloads tab.
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