Maternal country of birth

The maternal country of birth may influence the health and wellbeing of both the mother and the baby, for a variety of complex cultural and societal reasons.

The figure shows a world map of Australia with the number and proportion of mothers who were born in each country maternal and a bar chart with the ten most common countries of birth for 2019. In 2019, 64.1% of mothers were born in Australia.

Nearly 2 in 3 (64.1%) mothers were born in Australia. Of those mothers who were not born in Australia, the most common countries of birth were India (5.4%), China (3.2%) and New Zealand (2.8%).