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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Guyana was 20.73 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 43.02 in 1960 and a minimum value of 20.73 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 43.02
1961 42.12
1962 41.20
1963 40.31
1964 39.47
1965 38.72
1966 38.08
1967 37.51
1968 37.00
1969 36.53
1970 36.05
1971 35.53
1972 34.94
1973 34.27
1974 33.54
1975 32.82
1976 32.17
1977 31.65
1978 31.30
1979 31.10
1980 31.00
1981 30.93
1982 30.79
1983 30.55
1984 30.19
1985 29.75
1986 29.28
1987 28.86
1988 28.54
1989 28.34
1990 28.24
1991 28.22
1992 28.20
1993 28.15
1994 28.04
1995 27.84
1996 27.55
1997 27.17
1998 26.73
1999 26.24
2000 25.69
2001 25.08
2002 24.45
2003 23.80
2004 23.16
2005 22.58
2006 22.08
2007 21.67
2008 21.37
2009 21.17
2010 21.06
2011 21.00
2012 20.97
2013 20.92
2014 20.85
2015 20.73

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