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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in France was 12.15 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 18.70 in 1961 and a minimum value of 12.15 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 18.70
1961 18.70
1962 18.60
1963 18.50
1964 18.40
1965 18.20
1966 18.00
1967 17.70
1968 17.50
1969 17.30
1970 17.00
1971 16.70
1972 16.30
1973 15.90
1974 15.50
1975 15.00
1976 14.60
1977 14.30
1978 14.10
1979 14.00
1980 14.00
1981 14.10
1982 14.20
1983 14.20
1984 14.30
1985 14.20
1986 14.10
1987 14.00
1988 13.80
1989 13.60
1990 13.40
1991 13.20
1992 13.10
1993 13.00
1994 12.50
1995 12.80
1996 12.80
1997 12.70
1998 12.80
1999 12.90
2000 13.30
2001 13.10
2002 12.90
2003 12.80
2004 12.80
2005 12.80
2006 13.10
2007 12.80
2008 12.90
2009 12.80
2010 12.90
2011 12.70
2012 12.60
2013 12.40
2014 12.40
2015 12.15

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