The birth rate varies by state and territory, but overall birth rates have decreased over time for all jurisdictions. The greatest decrease in birth rate was seen for Queensland (from 66 per 1,000 women in 2010 to 56 per 1,000 women in 2020) followed by New South Wales (64 to 55), Victoria (63 to 54), the Northern Territory (72 to 65), the Australian Capital Territory (69 to 63), South Australia (61 to 55), Tasmania (63 to 58) and Western Australia (64 to 59).
Where a mother lives can differ from where she gives birth. The data visualisation below presents data for 2020 by the state or territory where a mother gave birth (hospital sector, Indigenous status, maternal age, parity, and patient election status) and where she lived (remoteness area and socioeconomic status). Click the trend button to see how data has changed over an 11-year period (where available).