Improving maternity services in Australia: the report of the Maternity Services Review

Table 1: Women who gave birth, by place of birth, 2006

Page last updated: February 2009

 

NSW

 

Vic.

 

Qld

 

WA

 

SA

 

Tas.

 

ACT

 

NT

 

Aust

 

Mothers
(number)

91,303

68,547

55,719

28,253

18,518

6,053

5,354

3,689

277,436

Place (%)

 

Hospital

97.3

97.3

98.5

98.0

92.3

97.8

95.8

96.6

97.3

Birth centre

2.0

1.9

0.8

0.9

6.9

1.4

3.8

0.0

2.0

Home

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.7

0.5

0.2

0.2

0.9

0.3

Other

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.4

0.4

0.6

0.2

2.5

0.5