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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
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Births registered, Summary statistics for Australia(a)


2003
2012
2013 (b)

Births
Males no.
129 193
158 988
158 706
Females no.
121 968
150 594
149 359
Persons no.
251 161
309 582
308 065
Sex ratio(c) ratio
105.9
105.6
106.3
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births(d) no.
11 740
18 295
18 368
Nuptial births no.
171 853
202 560
202 046
Ex-nuptial births no.
79 308
106 835
106 019
Fertility
Total fertility rate(e) rate
1.765
1.930
1.882
Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers(d)(e) rate
2.191
2.383
2.344
Crude birth rate(f) rate
12.7
13.6
13.3
Net reproduction rate(g) rate
0.848
0.928
0.904
Median age of mother years
30.5
30.7
30.8
Median age of father (where age is known) years
32.6
33.0
33.0

(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) Rates have been calculated using preliminary (2013) estimated resident population, based on the 2011 Census.
(c) Number of males per 100 females.
(d) 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, care should be taken when interpreting changes in the data.
(e) Births per woman.
(f) Births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
(g) Daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.



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