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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Ecuador was 20.48 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 44.27 in 1960 and a minimum value of 20.48 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 Vita

See also:

Year Value
1960 44.27
1961 44.05
1962 43.82
1963 43.58
1964 43.33
1965 43.06
1966 42.76
1967 42.41
1968 42.01
1969 41.55
1970 41.04
1971 40.48
1972 39.86
1973 39.22
1974 38.54
1975 37.87
1976 37.19
1977 36.53
1978 35.89
1979 35.29
1980 34.72
1981 34.20
1982 33.72
1983 33.27
1984 32.84
1985 32.42
1986 31.99
1987 31.55
1988 31.08
1989 30.59
1990 30.08
1991 29.55
1992 29.02
1993 28.50
1994 27.99
1995 27.48
1996 26.97
1997 26.46
1998 25.94
1999 25.42
2000 24.92
2001 24.45
2002 24.03
2003 23.66
2004 23.34
2005 23.07
2006 22.83
2007 22.61
2008 22.38
2009 22.15
2010 21.90
2011 21.63
2012 21.35
2013 21.07
2014 20.77
2015 20.48

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