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Estimating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fertility from census data

Gaminiratne, K. H. W.


In the absence of routine vital statistics for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, this study attempts to estimate fertility for each group separately, using data on children ever-born collected in the 1981 and 1986 Censuses. While highlighting major problems associated with the data, two basic measures of fertility are estimated: (a) life-time fertility (mean parity); and (b) current fertility consistent with the children ever-born reported by women in the reproductive ages...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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