Australia's mothers and babies 2012 (AIHW)

For the first time in 5 years, there has been an increase in the rate of births in Australia, according to Australia's mothers and babies 2012 prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

In 2012, 307,474 women gave birth to 312,153 babies in Australia. This was an increase of 10,343 births (3.4%) from that reported in 2011, and a total increase of 21.5% since 2003. Nationally, the proportion of teenage mothers (younger than 20) declined from 3.7% in 2011 to 3.6% in 2011, compared with 4.6% in 2003.

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