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The table below presents the number of children ever born to women aged 40-44 years in Australia for each year the information was collected since 1981.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
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Number of children over born, Women aged 40-44 years
The given table data presents information about the child birth by the women from 40 to 44 years old in four different years in Australia. As is observed from the given data, the women over 39 years old and below 45 years old gave birth of one child more in 2006 than they did in 1981 but in case of more children this rate decreased. The data was taken from the ABS Birth Australia 2001, 2006.
According to the table, initially in 1981, the percentages of child birth for one, two, three and four were consecutively 7.6, 29, 27.4 and 27.6. In 1986, the percentage of one child birth increased slightly and reached to 8.7%. The percentage for two child birth increased but in case of three and four children, these rates decreased. After 10 years in 1996, the child birth of women who were 40 to 44 years old increased in case of one and two children but for other categories these percentages decreased. Finally in 2006, these percentages of child birth for three or more children decreased but increased for one or two children. The percentage of no child birth was 8.5% in 1981 and increased to 15.9% in 2006.