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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Gabon was 30.09 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 38.27 in 1983 and a minimum value of 30.09 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 32.86
1961 33.44
1962 34.03
1963 34.61
1964 35.17
1965 35.67
1966 36.10
1967 36.45
1968 36.73
1969 36.93
1970 37.07
1971 37.18
1972 37.26
1973 37.34
1974 37.43
1975 37.54
1976 37.66
1977 37.80
1978 37.93
1979 38.04
1980 38.15
1981 38.22
1982 38.26
1983 38.27
1984 38.23
1985 38.15
1986 38.02
1987 37.85
1988 37.64
1989 37.40
1990 37.12
1991 36.82
1992 36.49
1993 36.14
1994 35.77
1995 35.40
1996 35.01
1997 34.61
1998 34.21
1999 33.81
2000 33.44
2001 33.11
2002 32.82
2003 32.59
2004 32.40
2005 32.27
2006 32.17
2007 32.11
2008 32.05
2009 31.98
2010 31.86
2011 31.67
2012 31.40
2013 31.04
2014 30.61
2015 30.09

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