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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 2016, South Australia's total fertility rate (TFR) was 1.79 births per woman (all ages). This is the same as the national average (also 1.79).1
  • Total fertility rate is higher in Country SA (2.04) than in Greater Adelaide (1.74).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 1.79 births per woman ranks it fifth highest of the states and territories.1

 

Total Fertility Rate, 2016
Region TFR
Greater Adelaide 1.74
Country SA 2.04
South Australia 1.79
Australia 1.79

2-1-1 SA

Data source: ABS 2017a

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Total Fertility Rate, 2016
State/Territory TFR
Australian Capital Territory 1.67
Victoria 1.73
New South Wales 1.77
South Australia 1.79
Western Australia 1.89
Queensland 1.86
Tasmania 1.92
Northern Territory 1.98
Australia 1.79

2-1-1 AU

Data source: ABS 2017a

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2-1-2. Aboriginal fertility rate

  • In 2016, South Australia's Aboriginal total fertility rate (TFR) was 2.094 births per Aboriginal woman (all ages). This is below the national average of 2.115.2
  • South Australia's Aboriginal total fertility rate of 2.094 births per woman is ranked third highest when compared to the Aboriginal TFR of other states and territories.2

 

Aboriginal Total Fertility Rate, 2016
Region TFR
Greater Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 2.094
Australia 2.115

2-1-2 SA

Data source: ABS 2017b

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Aboriginal Total Fertility Rate, 2016
State/Territory TFR
Tasmania 1.588
New South Wales 1.942
Northern Territory 1.955
Victoria 2.077
South Australia 2.094
Queensland 2.230
Western Australia 2.729
Australian Capital Territory n.a.
Australia 2.115

2-1-2 AU

Data source: ABS 2017b

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Sources

  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2017a), 'Table 1.1 Births, Summary, Statistical Areas Level 4-2006 to 2016', Births, Australia, 2016, cat. no. 3301.0, viewed 10 August 2018.
  2. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2017b), 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fertility, by age, by state', ABS.Stat (beta), viewed 20 August 2018.