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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Belize was 22.74 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 44.97 in 1960 and a minimum value of 22.74 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 Vita

See also:

Year Value
1960 44.97
1961 44.38
1962 43.86
1963 43.41
1964 43.02
1965 42.69
1966 42.43
1967 42.23
1968 42.08
1969 41.98
1970 41.93
1971 41.94
1972 42.01
1973 42.12
1974 42.24
1975 42.34
1976 42.37
1977 42.30
1978 42.11
1979 41.79
1980 41.37
1981 40.85
1982 40.29
1983 39.71
1984 39.14
1985 38.59
1986 38.05
1987 37.51
1988 36.97
1989 36.42
1990 35.86
1991 35.28
1992 34.68
1993 34.06
1994 33.43
1995 32.79
1996 32.17
1997 31.57
1998 30.99
1999 30.44
2000 29.88
2001 29.28
2002 28.62
2003 27.91
2004 27.15
2005 26.37
2006 25.64
2007 24.98
2008 24.42
2009 23.99
2010 23.66
2011 23.43
2012 23.25
2013 23.09
2014 22.92
2015 22.74

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