Almost all births in Australia took place in hospitals (96%) in conventional labour wards. Of mothers who gave birth in hospital, 3 in 4 (75%) did so in a public hospital. A small proportion of mothers gave birth elsewhere, including birth centres (2.9%), at home (0.4%), or in other settings (such as before arrival at hospital) (0.7%).
The data visualisation below presents data on the place of birth of women who gave birth, by selected maternal characteristics, for 2020. Click the trend button to see how data has changed over an 11-year period (where available).