Contains statistics on live births and fertility for Australia, states and territories, and sub-state regions, based on calendar year of registration data.
About this issue
This publication brings together statistics for live births and fertility in Australia. Data refer to births registered during the calendar year shown, unless otherwise stated. State or territory relates to the state or territory of usual residence, unless otherwise stated.
Changes in this issue
This issue contains a revision to both the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) and resulting birth rates for 2012. Data for 2012 now have the status of revised and will not change until ERP is rebased after the 2016 Census.
Investigations by the ABS identified a quality issue with the correspondences used in converting the ASGS Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) data from the ASGC Statistical Local Area (SLA) data. This issue has been fixed. Sub-state data from 2001 to 2010 have been revised in this release. The impact of this revision is minimal at the sub-state level. No state totals have been affected.