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released: 21 Dec 2011 author: AIHW (Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L & Sullivan EA) media release

In 2009, 294,540 women gave birth to 299,220 babies in Australia. The increase in births continued, with 2,295 more births (0.8%) than reported in 2008. The average age of women who gave birth in Australia has increased gradually in recent years, from 29.0 years in 2000 to 30.0 years in 2009.

ISSN 1321-8336; ISBN 978-1-74249-265-0; Cat. no. PER 52; 114pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • More births
      • Mothers
      • Antenatal factors
      • Indigenous mothers
      • Labour and delivery
      • Baby outcomes
  • Body section
    • Introduction
      • Purpose of this report
      • National Perinatal Data Collection
      • Whose births are counted
      • Improving national data about births
      • Data quality, presentation and interpretation issues
      • Structure of this report
    • Summary data
      • Births and women who gave birth
    • Mothers
      • Demographic profile
      • Maternal characteristics
      • Antenatal period
      • Labour and birth characteristics
      • Women who gave birth in hospitals
      • Homebirths
    • Babies
      • Demographic profile
      • Outcomes
      • Hospital births
    • Perinatal mortality
      • Definitions
      • Fetal deaths
      • Neonatal deaths
      • Perinatal deaths
      • Causes of perinatal deaths
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: State and territory perinatal data collections, contacts and recent reports:
      • Appendix 2: Collection and collation  of data for the National Perinatal Data Collection
      • Appendix 3: Perinatal National Minimum Data Set items
      • Appendix 4: Data used in figures
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Australia's mothers and babies 2009. Perinatal statistics series no. 25. Cat. no. PER 52. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420870>.