2-5. Birth rate
2-5-1. Birth rate
- In 2014 there were 20,384 people born in South Australia, into a total population of 1.69 million. This represents a crude rate of 12.1 births per 1000 population.
- The crude birth rate in South Australia has been very slightly declining since 2008, down from 12.7 births per 1000 population recorded in that year.
- The national crude birth rate remains above the state rate, but it too has been very slightly declining, down from 14.2 births per 1000 population in 2008 to 12.8 in 2014.
- Of the states and territories, South Australia recorded the equal second lowest (with New South Wales) crude birth rate in 2014.
|Region||Per 1000 popn.|
|State/Territory||Per 1000 popn.|
|New South Wales||12.1|
|Aust. Capital Territory||14.4|
2-5-2. Aboriginal births
- In 2014, there were 949 births registered in South Australia where one or both parents identified themselves as being Aboriginal. This represents 4.7% of the 20,384 total births in this state during that year.
- The trend in recorded Aboriginal births, as a percentage of all births, both in this state and nationally, has been increasing over the last decade.
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics caution that, due to changes over time in the completeness and coverage of responses by parents to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander question on the birth registration form, care should be taken when interpreting changes in the data.
- Of the states and territories, South Australia ranks third lowest for percentage of Aboriginal births.
|Region||% of all births|
|State/Territory||% of all births|
|Aust. Capital Territory||3.5%|
|New South Wales||5.6%|
- Based on ABS 2015, 'Table 1.4 Births, Summary statistics for South Australia-2004 to 2014', Births, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3301.0, viewed 11 March 2016.
- Based on ABS 2015, 'Table 2.1 Births, Summary, Statistical Areas Level 4-2011 to 2014', Births, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3301.0, viewed 11 March 2016.