Australia's birth rate is at a record low.
Nation First looks at the declining replacement rate of the land down under and asks ‘why?’ and ‘what can be done?’.
Australia has witnessed the lowest birth rate on record within the last 14 years, falling from 66 births per 1000 women in 2008 to 56 births per 1000 in 2020.
In total, there were 294,369 births in 2020.
This now brings the total fertility rate (TFR) of 1.58 babies per woman, far below the 2.1 per woman to keep the population stable, barring migration.
While the country has experienced a long-term trend of the declining fertility rate, the 3.7 percent drop was rather drastic compared to previous years.
Why is this so?
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