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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Japan was 8.17 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 19.40 in 1973 and a minimum value of 8.00 in 2014.

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 17.30
1961 17.00
1962 17.10
1963 17.40
1964 17.80
1965 18.70
1966 13.80
1967 19.40
1968 18.70
1969 18.50
1970 18.70
1971 19.10
1972 19.20
1973 19.40
1974 18.40
1975 17.00
1976 16.20
1977 15.40
1978 14.80
1979 14.10
1980 13.50
1981 13.00
1982 12.80
1983 12.70
1984 12.50
1985 11.90
1986 11.40
1987 11.10
1988 10.80
1989 10.20
1990 10.00
1991 9.90
1992 9.80
1993 9.60
1994 10.00
1995 9.54
1996 9.60
1997 9.50
1998 9.60
1999 9.30
2000 9.40
2001 9.30
2002 9.30
2003 9.20
2004 8.69
2005 8.41
2006 8.65
2007 8.63
2008 8.70
2009 8.50
2010 8.50
2011 8.30
2012 8.20
2013 8.20
2014 8.00
2015 8.17

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