17 Feb 2020 - On page 38 of Adoptions Australia 2018–19 report, 1 ‘other known’ adoption was reported under the ‘relative’ category.

  • This has now been corrected and excluded from the associated figure as there was insufficient information to determine if the child was adopted by a relative or non-relative. As a result, the total number of Australian children adopted by relatives in 2018–19 was reduced by 1 to 68  and the decline of adoption by relatives since 1994–95 was corrected to 79%. Table S28 in the data tables has updated to reflect this change.
  • The link to underlying tables for data visualisations was directed to the supplementary tables of the main report and this has been corrected.


Data quality statement

Data in the displays are based on the National Adoptions Dataset Specifications.