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2-1. Fertility rate

2-1-1 Fertility rate in South Australia

2-1-2 Aboriginal fertility rate

Sources

 

2-1-1. Fertility rate in South Australia

  • In 2014, South Australia's total fertility rate (TFR) was 1.87 births per woman (all ages). This is the same as the national average (i.e. the Australian TFR is also 1.87).
  • Total fertility rate is higher in Country SA (2.20) than in metropolitan Adelaide (1.80).
  • The total fertility rate in SA increased between 2004 and 2009 but has decreased very slightly since then.
  • South Australia's total fertility rate of 1.87 births per woman ranks it in the middle of the states and territories.

 

Total Fertility Rate, 2014
RegionTFR
Greater Adelaide1.80
Country SA2.20
South Australia1.87
Australia1.87

2-1-1 SA

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Total Fertility Rate, 2014
State/TerritoryTFR
Australian Capital Territory1.79
Victoria1.80
New South Wales1.87
South Australia1.87
Western Australia1.89
Queensland1.95
Tasmania2.01
Northern Territory2.14
Australia1.87

2-1-1 AU

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2-1-2. Aboriginal fertility rate

  • In 2014, South Australia's Aboriginal total fertility rate (TFR) was 2.031 births per Aboriginal woman (all ages). This is below the national average of 2.222.
  • Between 2004 and 2008, the South Australian Aboriginal total fertility rate increased but has since decreased.
  • South Australia's Aboriginal total fertility rate of 2.031 births per woman is ranked fourth lowest when compared to the Aboriginal TFR of other states and territories.

 

Aboriginal Total Fertility Rate, 2014
RegionTFR
Greater Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia2.031
Australia2.222

2-1-2 SA

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Aboriginal Total Fertility Rate, 2014
State/TerritoryTFR
Tasmania1.579
Australian Capital Territory1.929
New South Wales1.976
South Australia2.031
Victoria2.091
Northern Territory2.121
Queensland2.412
Western Australia2.863
Australia2.222

2-1-2 AU

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Sources

  1. Based on ABS 2015, 'Table 2.1 Births, Summary, Statistical Areas Level 4-2011 to 2014', Births, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3301.0, viewed 10 March 2016.
  2. Based on ABS 2015, 'Table 1.4 Births, Summary statistics for South Australia-2004 to 2014', Births, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3301.0, viewed 10 March 2016.