3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/10/2011   
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  • Total fertility rates (TFRs) for New South Wales, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory increased in 2010. The remaining states all recorded a slight decrease in TFR.
  • In 2010, the Northern Territory recorded the highest TFR (2.11 babies per woman) and Victoria recorded the lowest (1.75 babies per woman).
  • Fertility rates were highest for women aged 30-34 years in all states and territories in 2010, with the exception of Tasmania and the Northern Territory, where women aged 25-29 years recorded the highest fertility rate.
  • The number of births in 2010 increased for most states and territories, with the exception of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.

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