3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2017 Quality Declaration 
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Births registered, Summary statistics for Australia(a)


2007
2016(b)
2017(b)

Births
Malesno.
150 029
159 537
159 221
Femalesno.
142 123
151 567
149 921
Personsno.
292 152
311 104
309 142
Sex ratio(c)ratio
105.6
105.3
106.2
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births(d)no.
15 269
18 560
20 400
Fertility
Total fertility rate(e)rate
1.994
1.792
1.741
Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers(d)(e)(f)rate
2.270
2.191
2.329
Crude birth rate(g)rate
14.0
12.9
12.6
Net reproduction rate(h)rate
0.957
0.865
0.837
Median age of motheryears
30.7
31.2
31.3
Median age of father (where age is known)years
33.0
33.3
33.3

(a) Includes Other Territories. Births occurred on Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016 are included in this publication. See Explanatory Note 3 for more information.
(b) Rates have been calculated using final estimated resident population for 2016 and preliminary estimated resident population for 2017, both based on the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.
(c) Number of males per 100 females.
(d) 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.
(e) Births per woman.
(f) Fertility rates for 2016 and 2017 are calculated using 2011 Census-based population projections.
(g) Births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
(h) Daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.