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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Libya was 20.30 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 51.46 in 1968 and a minimum value of 20.30 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 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 50.40
1961 50.33
1962 50.35
1963 50.49
1964 50.71
1965 50.98
1966 51.24
1967 51.42
1968 51.46
1969 51.32
1970 50.99
1971 50.45
1972 49.74
1973 48.89
1974 47.92
1975 46.83
1976 45.64
1977 44.36
1978 43.01
1979 41.64
1980 40.29
1981 39.01
1982 37.81
1983 36.71
1984 35.68
1985 34.70
1986 33.68
1987 32.58
1988 31.38
1989 30.08
1990 28.73
1991 27.39
1992 26.14
1993 25.03
1994 24.11
1995 23.39
1996 22.85
1997 22.45
1998 22.16
1999 21.97
2000 21.86
2001 21.85
2002 21.92
2003 22.07
2004 22.26
2005 22.46
2006 22.64
2007 22.76
2008 22.81
2009 22.75
2010 22.59
2011 22.30
2012 21.90
2013 21.43
2014 20.89
2015 20.30

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