Has the Australian fertility rate stopped falling?
journal contributionposted on 04.05.2017, 04:56 by McDonald, Peter
The number of births registered in 2004 was around 3,000 higher than the number registered in 2003, giving rise to the question in the title. The article provides evidence that the Australian Total Fertility Rate increased in 2004. Furthermore, if apparent under registration of births is taken into account, Australian fertility has only dipped below 1.8 births per woman in 2003 and 2004 and is likely to be at least 1.8 for the next decade. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s