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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Greenland was 15.20 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 42 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 22.60 in 1990 and a minimum value of 13.90 in 2012.

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
1973 19.20
1974 17.50
1975 16.40
1976 17.30
1977 18.60
1978 17.70
1979 18.10
1980 20.60
1981 20.70
1982 20.40
1983 19.10
1984 20.00
1985 21.70
1986 19.70
1987 20.40
1988 22.10
1989 21.90
1990 22.60
1991 21.50
1992 22.40
1993 21.40
1994 20.50
1995 19.70
1996 18.80
1997 19.60
1998 17.50
1999 16.80
2000 15.60
2001 16.70
2002 16.90
2003 15.50
2004 15.70
2005 15.60
2006 14.80
2007 15.10
2008 14.80
2009 15.90
2010 15.30
2011 14.40
2012 13.90
2013 14.50
2014 14.30
2015 15.20

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