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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 2017, South Australia's total fertility rate (TFR) was 1.74 births per woman (all ages). This is the same as the national average (also 1.74).1
  • Total fertility rate is higher in Country SA (1.98) than in Greater Adelaide (1.69).1
  • The trend in Country SA is statistically significantly downwards. No statistically significant underlying trend over the last decade was identified in the Greater Adelaide time series.1
  • South Australia's total fertility rate of 1.74 births per woman ranks it sixth highest of the states and territories.1

 

Total Fertility Rate, 2017
Region TFR
Greater Adelaide 1.69
Country SA 1.98
South Australia 1.74
Australia 1.74

2 1 1 sa 2019 10 01

Data source: ABS 2017a

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Total Fertility Rate, 2017
State/Territory TFR
Australian Capital Territory 1.70
Victoria 1.73
South Australia  1.74
New South Wales 1.77
Queensland  1.82
Western Australia 1.87
Tasmania 1.89
Northern Territory 1.96
Australia 1.74

2 1 1 au 2019 10 01

Data source: ABS 2017a

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2-1-2. Aboriginal fertility rate

  • In 2017, South Australia's Aboriginal total fertility rate (TFR) was 2.051 births per Aboriginal woman (all ages). This is below the national average of 2.329.2
  • South Australia's Aboriginal total fertility rate of 2.329 births per woman is ranked as fifth when compared to the Aboriginal TFR of other states and territories.2

 

Aboriginal Total Fertility Rate, 2017
Region TFR
Greater Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 2.05
Australia 2.33

2 1 2 sa 2019 10 03

Data source: ABS 2017b

 


Aboriginal Total Fertility Rate, 2017
State/Territory TFR
Tasmania 1.71
Northern Territory  1.93
South Australia 2.05
New South Wales  2.23
Victoria 2.33
Western Australia  2.53
Queensland 2.67
Australian Capital Territory n.a.
Australia 2.33

2 1 2 au 2019 10 03

Data source: ABS 2017b

 


Sources

  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2017a), 'Table 1.1 Births, Summary, Statistical Areas Level 4-2007 to 2017', Births, Australia, 2017, cat. no. 3301.0, viewed 19 September 2019.
  2. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2017b), 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fertility, by age, by state', ABS.Stat (beta), viewed 19 September 2019.