Birth rate

Alternate Term Label:
Fertility
Fertility rate
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Having children

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Families Studies in 1980. This snapshot focuses on fertility rate, the age at which women have their first child, and the number of births per woman.
Report

World population prospects 2019

This report presents population estimates from 1950 to the present for 235 countries or areas, underpinned by analyses of historical demographic trends. The population estimates and projections describe population growth and ageing, as well as key trends in human fertility, mortality, and net international migration...
Journal article

The impact of climate change on fertility

This research finds that through economic effects, climate change could have a substantial impact on fertility, as people decide how much time and money they devote to child-rearing, and whether to use those resources to have more children or invest more in the future of...
Report

Trends in partnering and fertility among the Indigenous population

This paper uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends in Indigenous partnering and fertility between 2006 and 2016. The proportion of Indigenous adults who are partnered (either married or living in a de facto relationship) fell during the period examined...
Report

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2015

This report on Assisted Reproductive Techonology in Australia and New Zealand reveals that for the first time, more babies are born from IVF treatment using frozen embryos.
Journal article

Male infertility – the other side of the equation

This article reviews the general practitioner’s evaluation of male infertility and indications for referral to a male infertility specialist, and gives an overview of the specialist management of male infertility.
Systematic review

To investigate the risks and benefits for infertile Australian families considering accessing cross-border surrogacy

Multiple models of surrogacy exist internationally, each contributing different protections to surrogacy arrangements. Commercial surrogacy arrangements can be successfully managed without necessarily resulting in exploitation of, or harm to the involved parties. It is possible for Australians to engage in Cross Border Surrogacy (CBS) in...
Strategy

Victoria in future 2016: population and household projections to 2051

Victoria in Future 2016 (VIF2016) is the official state government projection of population and households. Projections are used by decision makers across government and in other areas. The results are driven by assumptions concerning demographic and land use trends.
Commentary

Explainer: what causes women’s fertility to decline with age?

We’ve known for over 50 years that reproductive ageing results in a gradual loss of fertility until about age 37, when the rate of decline accelerates dramatically. The loss of fertility is accompanied by increased risks of miscarriage and of conceiving babies with Down syndrome...
Report

Australia's mothers and babies 2013

The rate of women aged between 15-44 years giving birth is higher than a decade ago, according to this report. Summary - Mothers at a glance Women are giving birth later in life The average age of all women who gave birth was 30.1 years...