Australia’s birth rate increases for the first time in 10 years

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is our resident Census expert. After ten years working at the ABS, Glenn's deep knowledge of the Census has been a crucial input in the development of our community profiles. These tools help everyday people uncover the rich and important stories about our communities that are often hidden deep in the Census data. Glenn is also our most prolific blogger - if you're reading this, you've just finished reading one of his blogs. Take a quick look at the front page of our blog and you'll no doubt find more of Glenn's latest work. As a client manager, Glenn travels the country giving sought-after briefings to councils and communities (these are also great opportunities for Glenn to tend to his rankings in Geolocation games such as Munzee and Geocaching).

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2 Responses

  1. Bill says:

    Glenn, can you say whether the ABS figures are really for the month of birth, or the month of registration with the states Registrar of BDM?
    Parents have 60 days to register a birth in Victoria.
    Thart could account for the discrepancies pointed out in 2 recent YouTube videos

    Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria › baby
    Register a birth
    12 Aug 2022 — All births must be registered within 60 days of the child being born. There is no fee to register. Register your baby’s

    • My understanding is that it’s month of birth, and that’s why births data doesn’t get finalised until nearly a year after the reference period. I know there are always a few issues with timeliness of registration, but generally the ABS is on top of these things.

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