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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Singapore was 9.70 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 37.50 in 1960 and a minimum value of 9.30 in 2010.

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 37.50
1961 35.20
1962 33.70
1963 33.20
1964 31.60
1965 29.50
1966 28.30
1967 25.60
1968 23.50
1969 21.80
1970 22.10
1971 22.30
1972 23.10
1973 22.00
1974 19.40
1975 17.70
1976 18.70
1977 16.50
1978 16.80
1979 17.10
1980 17.60
1981 17.60
1982 17.50
1983 16.30
1984 16.50
1985 16.60
1986 14.80
1987 16.60
1988 19.80
1989 17.50
1990 18.20
1991 17.10
1992 16.80
1993 16.80
1994 16.20
1995 15.60
1996 15.20
1997 14.50
1998 13.10
1999 12.80
2000 13.70
2001 11.80
2002 11.40
2003 10.50
2004 10.30
2005 10.20
2006 10.30
2007 10.30
2008 10.20
2009 9.90
2010 9.30
2011 9.50
2012 10.10
2013 9.30
2014 9.80
2015 9.70

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