Fun Facts About Midwives & Babies


In celebration of International Midwives Day, we’ve created an infographic featuring interesting facts related to Midwives and Babies. We want to use this opportunity to show our appreciation to all midwives helping deliver new life to this world. Thank you for all your hard work!



Did you know?

There are 33,500 Midwives in Australia. Luckily, since over 300,000 babies were born in 2017! The most babies were born in New South Wales with 94,684 babies according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Second place going to Victoria with 81,713 babies delivered, then 60,999 in Queensland, 19,467 in South Australia, 34,945 in Western Australia, 5,873 in Tasmania, 3,877 in Northern Territory and 5,068 in Australian Capital Territory. We’ve done the maths, that means there is one birth every 1 minute and 43 seconds, certainly keeping our Midwives busy.

The most popular month when babies are born is September, which makes sense if you think about it. Hint: What holiday is 9 months before September? That’s right, it’s Christmas and New Year’s, it’s no wonder more babies are likely to be conceived during this time. The most popular star signs in Australia in the past 10 years for these bubs are Virgo, Aries and Libra.

The average number of babies per household is 1.8 with 68% of births in Australia being natural births. The average weight of a baby boy or girl is 3.3kg. Each baby alone uses 2,500 to 3,000 nappies in their first year, that’s a lot of nappies!

The top 5 most popular baby names in 2017 were Sophia, Olivia, Emma, Ava and Isabella for girls and Jackson, Liam, Noah, Aiden and Lucas for boys.


To see some of the other ways we’re celebrating International Midwives Day this year, check out our Facebook page.

If you’re interested in working with us, please call us on 1300 422 247 or register your interest and one of our consultants to be in touch with the best opportunities to help you find the right job.