|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons||no.||17,414||21,925||22,016|
|Total fertility rate||rate||1.954||1.657||1.581|
|Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women(b)(c)||rate||2.352||2.316||2.247|
|Crude birth rate||rate||13.8||12.1||11.5|
|Net reproduction rate||rate||0.939||0.797||0.764|
a. Data for 2020 show a decline of 11,463 births compared with the number of births registered in 2019. Further information can be found 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. Fertility rates for 2019 and 2020 are calculated using 2016 Census-based population projections issued on 22 July 2021.
The total fertility rate is the number of births per woman.
The crude birth rate is the number of births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
The net reproduction rate is the average number of daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.
The sex ratio is male to female births.