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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Guyana was 19.29 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 39.02 in 1960 and a minimum value of 18.77 in 2011.

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 39.02
1961 38.26
1962 37.50
1963 36.82
1964 36.23
1965 35.77
1966 35.47
1967 35.30
1968 35.23
1969 35.24
1970 35.31
1971 35.39
1972 35.45
1973 35.46
1974 35.42
1975 35.32
1976 35.18
1977 35.03
1978 34.89
1979 34.76
1980 34.65
1981 34.55
1982 34.44
1983 34.32
1984 34.17
1985 33.99
1986 33.80
1987 33.58
1988 33.33
1989 33.05
1990 32.71
1991 32.29
1992 31.78
1993 31.18
1994 30.49
1995 29.73
1996 28.92
1997 28.08
1998 27.26
1999 26.44
2000 25.64
2001 24.83
2002 24.01
2003 23.17
2004 22.34
2005 21.53
2006 20.78
2007 20.12
2008 19.58
2009 19.16
2010 18.89
2011 18.77
2012 18.78
2013 18.89
2014 19.07
2015 19.29

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