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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Singapore was 8.95 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 38.50 in 1960 and a minimum value of 8.95 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 38.50
1961 36.20
1962 34.80
1963 34.30
1964 32.80
1965 30.70
1966 29.50
1967 26.80
1968 24.50
1969 22.80
1970 23.00
1971 22.70
1972 23.40
1973 22.20
1974 19.60
1975 17.70
1976 18.70
1977 16.50
1978 16.80
1979 17.10
1980 17.10
1981 17.00
1982 17.30
1983 16.30
1984 16.50
1985 16.60
1986 14.80
1987 16.60
1988 19.80
1989 17.50
1990 18.40
1991 17.30
1992 17.00
1993 17.00
1994 16.40
1995 15.70
1996 16.00
1997 12.70
1998 13.20
1999 12.80
2000 11.80
2001 11.80
2002 11.40
2003 10.50
2004 10.30
2005 10.20
2006 10.30
2007 10.00
2008 10.20
2009 9.90
2010 9.30
2011 9.50
2012 10.10
2013 9.30
2014 9.80
2015 8.95

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