2-5

2-5. Birth rate

2-5-1. Birth rate

2-5-2. Aboriginal births

Sources

 

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.

 

Crude birth rate, 2014
RegionPer 1000 popn.
Greater Adelaide12.3
Country SA11.3
South Australia12.1
Australia12.8

2-5-1 SA

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Crude birth rate, 2014
State/TerritoryPer 1000 popn.
Tasmania11.5
New South Wales12.1
South Australia12.1
Victoria12.7
Queensland13.4
Western Australia13.8
Aust. Capital Territory14.4
Northern Territory16.5
Australia12.8

2-5-1 AU

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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.

 

Aboriginal births, 2014
Region% of all births
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia4.7%
Australia5.9%

2-5-2 SA

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Aboriginal births, 2014
State/Territory% of all births
Victoria1.8%
Aust. Capital Territory3.5%
South Australia4.7%
New South Wales5.6%
Western Australia8.0%
Queensland8.5%
Tasmania9.3%
Northern Territory36.3%
Australia5.9%

2-5-2 AU

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Sources

  1. 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.
  2. 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.