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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.

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

Data excludes Australian non-residents, residents of external territories and records where state/territory of residence was not stated.

Presented per 1,000 population.

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Disaggregation

2009—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Births include still births and live births.

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

Data excludes Australian non-residents, residents of external territories and records where state/territory of residence was not stated.

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

2009—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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