Mozambique - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Mozambique was 38.81 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 48.91 in 1960 and a minimum value of 38.81 in 2015.

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

See also:

Year Value
1960 48.91
1961 48.81
1962 48.70
1963 48.59
1964 48.47
1965 48.33
1966 48.19
1967 48.03
1968 47.85
1969 47.68
1970 47.53
1971 47.43
1972 47.39
1973 47.41
1974 47.48
1975 47.60
1976 47.73
1977 47.84
1978 47.90
1979 47.90
1980 47.81
1981 47.61
1982 47.32
1983 46.96
1984 46.56
1985 46.16
1986 45.82
1987 45.58
1988 45.45
1989 45.43
1990 45.51
1991 45.64
1992 45.77
1993 45.85
1994 45.87
1995 45.81
1996 45.68
1997 45.50
1998 45.29
1999 45.05
2000 44.78
2001 44.50
2002 44.18
2003 43.83
2004 43.47
2005 43.08
2006 42.69
2007 42.28
2008 41.86
2009 41.44
2010 41.02
2011 40.59
2012 40.15
2013 39.71
2014 39.26
2015 38.81

Limitations and Exceptions: Vital registers are the preferred source for these data, but in many developing countries systems for registering births and deaths are absent or incomplete because of deficiencies in the coverage of events or geographic areas. Many developing countries carry out special household surveys that ask respondents about recent births and deaths. Estimates derived in this way are subject to sampling errors and recall errors.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Vital rates are based on data from birth and death registration systems, censuses, and sample surveys by national statistical offices and other organizations, or on demographic analysis. Data for the most recent year for some high-income countries are provisional estimates based on vital registers. The estimates for many countries are projections based on extrapolations of levels and trends from earlier years or interpolations of population estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population