Record reduction in teen births in Australia


Australian Bureau of Statistics, 29 October 2015

2014 saw the lowest recorded number of births to teenaged mothers (9,204). The proportion of all births to mothers aged 19 and under was 3.1 per cent, following a steady decline from 10.4 per cent in 1975.

Further contents of this report include:

  • Summary
  • Births
  • Fertility rates
  • States and Territories
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births and fertility
  • Fertility Maps
  • Inner city areas have lowest birth rates (Media Release)

Read more on Births, Australia, 2014 here



By J Pope

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