Focus population groups

This section explores key statistics for specific population groups—Indigenous mothers and babies, teenage mothers, older mothers, and mothers who have multiple births and their babies. It uses the data visualisations and accompanying text to tell the story of each group, so no comparison is made with other populations.

Indigenous mothers and babies

Indigenous status of the mother, babies born to Indigenous mothers and Indigenous status of the baby using crude rates.

Teenage mothers

Teenage mothers are those who gave birth when aged less than 20.

Older mothers

Older mothers are mothers who gave birth aged 40 or more.

Mothers who have multiple births and their babies

Multiple births are births of more than one baby from a single pregnancy, and include twins, triplets and higher order multiples.