Puerto Rico - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Puerto Rico was 9.00 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 32.40 in 1960 and a minimum value of 9.00 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 Vita

See also:

Year Value
1960 32.40
1961 31.40
1962 31.30
1963 31.00
1964 31.00
1965 30.70
1966 28.90
1967 26.70
1968 25.50
1969 24.90
1970 24.80
1971 25.60
1972 24.00
1973 23.30
1974 24.30
1975 23.80
1976 24.20
1977 24.50
1978 24.10
1979 23.40
1980 22.80
1981 22.00
1982 21.05
1983 20.10
1984 19.30
1985 19.40
1986 19.45
1987 19.50
1988 19.30
1989 19.10
1990 18.50
1991 18.10
1992 17.80
1993 17.90
1994 17.50
1995 17.00
1996 16.90
1997 16.20
1998 15.70
1999 15.60
2000 15.59
2001 14.59
2002 13.70
2003 13.10
2004 13.16
2005 12.96
2006 12.41
2007 11.86
2008 11.79
2009 11.72
2010 11.30
2011 11.10
2012 10.60
2013 10.10
2014 9.70
2015 9.00

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