The number of births registered in Tasmania in 2002 was 6,003, a decrease of 427 or 6.6% on the 2001 figure of 6,430. The crude birth rate for Tasmania in 2002 was 12.7 per thousand of mid-year population. The total fertility rate for Tasmania in 2002 was 2.0 children.
FERTILITY, Selected Summary Measures, Tasmania(a)
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r figures have been revised since previous publication
p figures are preliminary and subject to revision
(a) Figures based on year of registration of usual residence and may differ from data based on year of occurrence.
(b) Number of births per 1,000 of the estimated resident population at 30 June of that year.
(c) The number of children a woman would bear during her lifetime if she experienced current age-specific fertility rates at each age of her reproductive life.
Source: Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001); and Demography, Tasmania (cat. no. 3311.6.55.001).