Sex selection concern among Chinese and Indians in Australia

GENDER-based abortions appear to be prevalent in the Indian and Chinese communities in Australia, according to birth statistics covering an 11-year period.

Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 2003 to 2013 show skewed gender ratios in the children of parents who were born in China and India, the specific focus of the investigation carried out by SBS Radio.

The average Australian male-to-female ratio skew during the period was 105.7 to 100, but Chinese-born Australians had 109.5 males for every 100 females, and Indian-born Australians 108.2 for