Lesotho - Birth rate

Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Lesotho was 27.52 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 42.81 in 1972 and a minimum value of 27.52 in 2011.

Definition: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 42.27
1961 42.28
1962 42.30
1963 42.33
1964 42.37
1965 42.42
1966 42.48
1967 42.55
1968 42.62
1969 42.70
1970 42.76
1971 42.80
1972 42.81
1973 42.78
1974 42.70
1975 42.58
1976 42.42
1977 42.21
1978 41.96
1979 41.68
1980 41.36
1981 40.99
1982 40.57
1983 40.11
1984 39.61
1985 39.07
1986 38.50
1987 37.89
1988 37.26
1989 36.64
1990 36.05
1991 35.54
1992 35.10
1993 34.76
1994 34.48
1995 34.24
1996 33.98
1997 33.68
1998 33.29
1999 32.82
2000 32.27
2001 31.67
2002 31.07
2003 30.49
2004 29.95
2005 29.48
2006 29.07
2007 28.70
2008 28.37
2009 28.07
2010 27.79
2011 27.52

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population