El Salvador - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in El Salvador was 17.18 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 47.38 in 1960 and a minimum value of 17.18 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 47.38
1961 47.17
1962 46.87
1963 46.47
1964 46.00
1965 45.48
1966 44.93
1967 44.38
1968 43.83
1969 43.32
1970 42.83
1971 42.38
1972 41.95
1973 41.51
1974 41.05
1975 40.57
1976 40.03
1977 39.44
1978 38.79
1979 38.09
1980 37.35
1981 36.59
1982 35.83
1983 35.09
1984 34.38
1985 33.72
1986 33.10
1987 32.52
1988 31.96
1989 31.43
1990 30.90
1991 30.38
1992 29.84
1993 29.28
1994 28.68
1995 28.04
1996 27.33
1997 26.57
1998 25.77
1999 24.93
2000 24.08
2001 23.25
2002 22.45
2003 21.71
2004 21.03
2005 20.42
2006 19.89
2007 19.41
2008 18.97
2009 18.57
2010 18.22
2011 17.92
2012 17.68
2013 17.48
2014 17.31
2015 17.18

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