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(a) Deaths per 1,000 population
In 2001 there were 7,400 marriages registered in South Australia, a decline of 21% since 1991. The crude marriage rate of 4.9 marriages per 1,000 population was below the national rate of 5.3 marriages per 1,000 population.
There were 4,500 divorces granted in South Australia in 2001, an increase of 8% in relation to 1991. The crude divorce rate of 3.0 divorces per 1,000 population was above the national rate of 2.8.
The Adelaide Statistical Division (ASD), which contained 73% of the South Australian population, had 72% of the State's births and 73% of the State's deaths in 2001. The ASD's average total fertility rate over the three years 1999–2001 (1.60 births per woman) was less than the three-year average for the State (1.69 births per woman). The Statistical Subdivision with the lowest total fertility rate in the State was Eastern Adelaide (1.35 babies per woman), which includes the City of Adelaide (0.83 babies per woman).
Rest of State
The Statistical Division of Outer Adelaide, which covers areas including the Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island, Mount Barker and Victor Harbor, held 8% of the State's population and had 7% of the births and 6% of the deaths in 2001. Total fertility rates over three years ranged from an average of 1.64 babies per woman in the District Council of Yankalilla to 2.48 babies per woman in the District Council of Kangaroo Island.
In 2001, the most populous Statistical Local Areas outside the ASD were the City of Mount Gambier (23,600 persons), City of Whyalla (22,200 persons), Rural City of Murray Bridge (17,100 persons) and the central area of the District Council of Mount Barker (15,600 persons).
Over the period 1999–2001, the Statistical Subdivision with the highest indirect standardised death rate in the State was the Flinders Ranges (6.9 deaths per 1,000 population), while Fleurieu had the lowest (4.8 deaths per 1,000 population).
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