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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Colombia was 15.48 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 44.90 in 1960 and a minimum value of 15.48 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 44.90
1961 44.67
1962 44.39
1963 44.06
1964 43.63
1965 43.05
1966 42.27
1967 41.29
1968 40.13
1969 38.84
1970 37.51
1971 36.23
1972 35.10
1973 34.17
1974 33.46
1975 32.97
1976 32.66
1977 32.44
1978 32.22
1979 31.98
1980 31.68
1981 31.29
1982 30.85
1983 30.36
1984 29.82
1985 29.26
1986 28.67
1987 28.09
1988 27.51
1989 26.95
1990 26.40
1991 25.84
1992 25.27
1993 24.67
1994 24.05
1995 23.44
1996 22.84
1997 22.29
1998 21.80
1999 21.36
2000 20.96
2001 20.59
2002 20.23
2003 19.87
2004 19.48
2005 19.08
2006 18.66
2007 18.25
2008 17.84
2009 17.45
2010 17.08
2011 16.73
2012 16.39
2013 16.08
2014 15.77
2015 15.48

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