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Newborn Baby Birthrates in Australia

The figures provided here have been taken from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and are current to September 2013. Australian Bureau of Statistics data on this page was released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2014

Latest Australian Newborn Baby Birth Rates

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that there were 309,582 births in Australia for the year 2012, 7,965 (2.6%) more than the number registered in 2011 (301,617).

The preliminary estimate of births for the year ended 30 September 2013 (310,600 births) remained fairly stable, increasing by 1,100 births from the year ended 30 September 2012 (309,582 births).

Births by State and Territories for 2012

Births by State and Territories for 2012

State or territory of usual residence
Single
Twins
Triplets & higher
Total multiples
Total confinements
 
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

New South Wales
95 759
1 349
20
1 369
97 128
Victoria
75 057
1 155
11
1 166
76 223
Queensland
61 803
1 000
18
1 018
62 821
South Australia
19 808
304
5
309
20 117
Western Australia
32 732
444
5
449
33 181
Tasmania
6 092
39
-
39
6 131
Northern Territory
4 014
45
-
45
4 059
Australian Capital Territory
5 299
83
-
83
5 382
Australia
300 599
4 421
59
4 480
305 079

Australian Births from 1901 to 2012

Median Age of Parent in Australia - 1932 to 2012

The lowest median age for mothers was in 1941 with a median age of 25.5 years. Since 1971, the median age of mothers has steadily increased every year until 2006 where the median age peaked at 30.7 years. The current median age of all mothers is 30.7 years. The current median age of all fathers is 33 years.

Median Age of Parents from 1032 to 2012

Fertility Rates in Australia - 1932 to 2012

Fertility Rates in Australia - 1932 to 2012

Latest Australian Population Figures

State
Population at end Sep qtr 2013
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
 
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 439.2
108.1
1.5
Victoria
5 768.6
110.5
2.0
Queensland
4 676.4
83.7
1.8
South Australia
1 674.7
15.3
0.9
Western Australia
2 535.7
76.3
3.1
Tasmania
513.4
1.2
0.2
Northern Territory
241.8
4.3
1.8
Australian Capital Territory
382.9
5.9
1.6
Australia
23 235.8
405.4
1.8

 

Population Projections for Australia

The projections made by the Australian Bureau of Statistics are not predictions or forecasts, but are simply illustrations of the growth and change in population which would occur if certain assumptions about future levels of fertility, mortality, internal migration and overseas migration were to prevail over the projection period.

Population Projections for Australia

Australia's estimated resident population at 30 June 2012, is 22.7 million people.

Estimated Australian population in 2061 is between 36.8 and 48.3 million people

Estimated Australian population in 2101 is between 42.4 and 70.1 million people

 

Interesting Birth Facts

310,600 births estimated for the year ending September 2013.

The median age of all mothers for births registered in 2012 was 30.7 years, while the median age of fathers was 33.0 years.

The median age of first-time mothers in 2012 was 29.1 years.

62% of first-time mothers were married at the time of giving birth.

Of all births registered in 2012, 65% of births were to parents in a registered marriage.

51% of births were boys. 49% of births were girls.

The ratio of male to female births is 105.6 male births per 100 female births.

In 2012, there were 4,421 sets of twins born in Australia.

59 were triplets or of a higher order were born 2012.

Australia has a population of 22.7 million people (estimated 30 June, 2012)

 

Sources:

1. 3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2012 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3301.0Main+Features12012?OpenDocument

2. 3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2013
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3101.0Main+Features1Sep%202013?OpenDocument

3. 3222.0 - Population Projections, Australia, 2012 (base) to 2101
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3222.0Main+Features12012%20(base)%20to%202101?OpenDocument

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