Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people) - Country Ranking

Definition: Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths 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: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Bulgaria 15.30 2015
2 Ukraine 14.90 2015
3 Serbia 14.60 2015
4 Latvia 14.40 2015
5 Lithuania 14.10 2015
6 Central African Republic 14.01 2015
7 Hungary 13.40 2015
8 Georgia 13.25 2015
9 Chad 13.22 2015
10 Romania 13.20 2015
11 Sierra Leone 13.03 2015
12 Russia 13.00 2015
13 Lesotho 12.92 2015
14 Croatia 12.90 2015
15 Nigeria 12.77 2015
16 Belarus 12.60 2015
17 Côte d'Ivoire 12.54 2015
18 Somalia 11.63 2015
19 Estonia 11.60 2015
20 Moldova 11.42 2015
21 Germany 11.30 2015
22 Greece 11.20 2015
23 Burundi 11.03 2015
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.89 2015
25 St. Kitts and Nevis 10.80 2002
26 Guinea-Bissau 10.78 2015
27 Italy 10.70 2015
28 Mali 10.67 2015
29 Barbados 10.66 2015
30 Czech Republic 10.50 2015
30 Portugal 10.50 2015
32 Poland 10.40 2015
33 Mozambique 10.38 2015
34 Cameroon 10.35 2015
35 Equatorial Guinea 10.34 2015
36 Dem. Rep. Congo 10.19 2015
37 South Africa 10.10 2015
38 Japan 10.10 2015
39 Niger 9.94 2015
40 Slovak Republic 9.90 2015
41 Swaziland 9.86 2015
42 Montenegro 9.80 2015
43 Belgium 9.80 2015
44 Macedonia 9.75 2015
45 Armenia 9.69 2015
46 Finland 9.60 2015
46 Austria 9.60 2015
46 Slovenia 9.60 2015
49 Guinea 9.58 2015
50 Trinidad and Tobago 9.49 2015
51 Uruguay 9.35 2015
52 Benin 9.32 2015
53 Sweden 9.30 2015
53 United Kingdom 9.30 2015
53 Palau 9.30 2014
56 Denmark 9.20 2015
57 Spain 9.00 2015
57 France 9.00 2015
59 Uganda 8.87 2015
60 Togo 8.83 2015
61 Burkina Faso 8.82 2015
62 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 8.75 2015
63 Netherlands 8.70 2015
64 Angola 8.68 2015
65 Haiti 8.66 2015
66 Puerto Rico 8.50 2015
66 Greenland 8.50 2015
68 Zimbabwe 8.40 2015
69 Djibouti 8.37 2015
70 Ghana 8.31 2015
71 The Gambia 8.20 2015
72 United States 8.20 2015
72 Dominica 8.20 2014
74 Guyana 8.16 2015
75 Liberia 8.12 2015
76 Myanmar 8.10 2015
77 Switzerland 8.10 2015
78 Malta 8.00 2015
79 Zambia 8.00 2015
80 Mauritania 7.96 2015
81 Cuba 7.90 2015
82 Gabon 7.82 2015
83 Norway 7.80 2015
84 Thailand 7.75 2015
85 Mauritius 7.70 2015
86 Monaco 7.60 2015
87 Argentina 7.57 2015
88 Congo 7.56 2015
89 Sudan 7.52 2015
90 Seychelles 7.50 2015
90 Canada 7.50 2015
92 Malawi 7.50 2015
93 Comoros 7.49 2015
94 Kazakhstan 7.48 2015
95 St. Lucia 7.47 2015
96 Namibia 7.46 2015
97 Bolivia 7.35 2015
98 Pakistan 7.34 2015
99 India 7.30 2015
100 Suriname 7.25 2015
101 Albania 7.22 2015
102 Papua New Guinea 7.13 2015
103 Grenada 7.13 2015
104 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7.12 2015
105 China 7.10 2015
105 San Marino 7.10 2015
107 Turkmenistan 7.10 2015
108 Indonesia 7.10 2015
109 Eritrea 7.07 2015
110 Botswana 7.02 2015
111 Tanzania 7.02 2015
112 Kiribati 7.01 2015
113 Luxembourg 7.00 2015
114 Ethiopia 7.00 2015
115 Fiji 6.99 2015
116 Jamaica 6.93 2015
117 Afghanistan 6.92 2015
118 New Zealand 6.87 2015
119 Cyprus 6.84 2015
120 Sri Lanka 6.81 2015
121 São Tomé and Principe 6.81 2015
122 Lao PDR 6.75 2015
123 Liechtenstein 6.70 2015
124 El Salvador 6.69 2015
125 Iceland 6.60 2015
125 Australia 6.60 2015
127 Yemen 6.54 2015
128 Philippines 6.50 2015
129 Madagascar 6.48 2015
130 Ireland 6.40 2015
131 Tunisia 6.36 2015
132 Nepal 6.33 2015
133 Mongolia 6.31 2015
134 Hong Kong SAR, China 6.30 2015
135 The Bahamas 6.26 2015
136 Rwanda 6.13 2015
137 Cambodia 6.11 2015
138 Brazil 6.09 2015
139 Dominican Republic 6.08 2015
140 Senegal 6.07 2015
141 Chile 6.07 2015
142 Bhutan 6.04 2015
143 Tonga 6.02 2015
144 Egypt 5.96 2015
145 Colombia 5.94 2015
146 Kenya 5.84 2015
147 Turkey 5.81 2015
148 Vietnam 5.81 2015
149 Kyrgyz Republic 5.80 2015
150 Antigua and Barbuda 5.79 2015
151 Azerbaijan 5.70 2015
152 Paraguay 5.69 2015
153 Peru 5.64 2015
154 Timor-Leste 5.64 2015
155 Cabo Verde 5.61 2015
156 Syrian Arab Republic 5.59 2015
157 Venezuela 5.57 2015
158 Belize 5.52 2015
159 Korea 5.40 2015
160 Bangladesh 5.31 2015
161 Israel 5.30 2015
161 New Caledonia 5.30 2015
163 Libya 5.20 2015
164 Tajikistan 5.19 2015
165 Morocco 5.15 2015
166 Ecuador 5.13 2015
167 Iraq 5.10 2015
168 Panama 5.00 2015
169 Samoa 4.98 2015
170 Uzbekistan 4.90 2015
171 Costa Rica 4.88 2015
172 Malaysia 4.87 2015
173 Guatemala 4.86 2015
174 Solomon Islands 4.85 2015
175 Mexico 4.82 2015
176 Honduras 4.81 2015
177 Singapore 4.80 2015
178 Vanuatu 4.78 2015
179 Algeria 4.77 2015
179 Nicaragua 4.77 2015
181 Lebanon 4.59 2015
182 Iran 4.55 2015
183 Andorra 3.90 2012
184 Jordan 3.83 2015
185 Macao SAR, China 3.75 2015
186 Saudi Arabia 3.54 2015
187 Brunei 3.51 2015
188 Kuwait 2.68 2015
189 Cayman Islands 2.60 2014
190 Oman 2.57 2015
191 Bahrain 2.35 2015
192 United Arab Emirates 1.56 2015
193 Qatar 1.51 2015

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Development Relevance: The crude mortality rate is a good indicator of the general health status of a geographic area or population. The crude death rate is not appropriate for comparison of different populations or areas with large differences in age-distributions. Higher crude death rates can be found in some developed countries, despite high life expectancy, because typically these countries have a much higher proportion of older people, due to lower recent birth rates and lower age-specific mortality rates.

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: The crude death rate is calculated as the number of deaths in a given period divided by the population exposed to risk of death in that period. For human populations the period is usually one year and, if the population changes in size over the year, the divisor is taken as the population at the mid-year. The rate is usually expressed in terms of 1,000 people: for example, a crude death rate of 9.5 (per 1000 people) in a population of 1 million would imply 9500 deaths per year in the entire population. 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. 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