Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2021) Adoptions Australia data visualisations., AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 25 January 2022
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2021). Adoptions Australia data visualisations. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/adoptions/adoptions-data-visualisations
Adoptions Australia data visualisations. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 03 December 2021, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/adoptions/adoptions-data-visualisations
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Adoptions Australia data visualisations [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2021 [cited 2022 Jan. 25]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/adoptions/adoptions-data-visualisations
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2021, Adoptions Australia data visualisations, viewed 25 January 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/adoptions/adoptions-data-visualisations
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The Adoptions Australia data visualisations allow you to explore data on adoptions through customisable charts and tables. The displays are updated annually and contain data back to 1998–99. Data in the displays are based on the National Adoptions Dataset Specifications.
Adoption by carers was the most common type of known child adoption in 2020–21 (55%), followed by step-parents (42%)
In 2020–21, the median length of time to process an intercountry adoption was 3 years and 4 months
Known child adoptions (where a child is known to the adoptive parent) made up 69% of all finalised adoptions in 2020–21
The 264 adoptions finalised in 2020–21 are the lowest number on record
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