The reference period for the statistics precedes COVID-19.
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons(b)||no.||16,912||21,928||21,925|
|Total fertility rate(c)||rate||1.970||1.740||1.657|
|Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women(b)(c)(d)||rate||2.433||2.371||2.316|
|Crude birth rate(e)||rate||13.9||12.6||12.1|
|Net reproduction rate(f)||rate||0.940||0.838||0.797|
a. Data for 2019 shows a decline of 9,315 births compared with the number of births registered in 2018. New South Wales recorded the largest decline (-8,554 births or -8.1%). In 2018, New South Wales addressed their backlog of registrations, and as a result, birth registrations for 2018 were highest on record. Registrations for 2019 returned to be more in line with recent levels. Further information can be found in 'New South Wales birth registrations' under Data quality, Methodology.
b. Care should be taken when interpreting data, due to changes over time in the completeness and coverage of responses by the parent(s) to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander question on the birth registration form.
c. Births per woman.
d. Fertility rates for 2018 and 2019 are calculated using 2016 Census-based population projections.
e. Births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
f. Net reproduction rate is the average number of daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.