Demographics of mothers and babies

This section provides a snapshot of mothers and babies in Australia—how many there were, where they lived, what country they came from and how old they were; as well as key facts and trends over time.

Key demographics

A snapshot of mothers and babies in Australia.

Maternal age

Mother’s age in completed years at the birth of her baby.


Distribution of mothers by state and territory, remoteness area, SA3 and Primary Health Network.

Maternal country of birth

The country where a mother was born.