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Definition

Teenage birth rate

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of babies born to mothers aged less than 20 years at the time of the birth
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Denominator
Number of females aged 15–19 years
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Computation

Births include still births and live births where the birth weight was at least 400 grams or the gestational age was 20 weeks or more.

Numerator includes births to mothers aged less than 15 years.

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of mother.

Presented per 1,000 population.

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Disaggregation

Disaggregation:

2008—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Births include still births and live births where the birth weight was at least 400 grams or the gestational age was 20 weeks or more.

Numerator includes births to mothers aged less than 15 years.

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of mother.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Numerators
Number of babies born to mothers aged less than 20 years at the time of the birth
Denominators
Number of females aged 15–19 years
Disaggregation

Disaggregation:

2008—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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