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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Mauritius was 10.96 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 44.21 in 1960 and a minimum value of 10.60 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 44.21
1961 39.70
1962 38.80
1963 40.40
1964 38.90
1965 36.00
1966 36.00
1967 31.00
1968 31.60
1969 27.70
1970 27.50
1971 26.10
1972 25.30
1973 23.00
1974 27.30
1975 25.30
1976 25.80
1977 26.00
1978 27.10
1979 27.50
1980 27.20
1981 25.50
1982 22.60
1983 21.00
1984 20.10
1985 19.00
1986 18.60
1987 19.30
1988 20.10
1989 20.80
1990 21.30
1991 20.70
1992 21.10
1993 20.30
1994 19.60
1995 18.30
1996 18.30
1997 17.40
1998 16.70
1999 17.30
2000 17.00
2001 16.50
2002 16.60
2003 15.90
2004 15.70
2005 15.30
2006 14.30
2007 13.70
2008 13.20
2009 12.30
2010 12.00
2011 11.70
2012 11.50
2013 10.90
2014 10.60
2015 10.96

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