Caesarean section rates in the ACT and Australia have risen over the past two decades.  This has coincided with factors such as increasing maternal age, increasing use of assisted reproductive technology 1

In 2016, caesarean section rates in the ACT were similar to Australia, at 31.3% and 33.8% respectively.


1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014, Australia’s health 2014. Australia’s health series no.14. Cat. No. AUS 178. Canberra, AIHW


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Codes & Sources

ACT Maternal Perinatal Data Collection

Australian data was sourced from:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Perinatal Data, dynamic data display.Module: Labour and Birth. 2018.