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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Somalia was 43.66 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 50.23 in 1996 and a minimum value of 43.66 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 47.63
1961 47.52
1962 47.42
1963 47.34
1964 47.26
1965 47.19
1966 47.11
1967 47.02
1968 46.91
1969 46.78
1970 46.61
1971 46.38
1972 46.09
1973 45.75
1974 45.38
1975 45.01
1976 44.65
1977 44.33
1978 44.09
1979 43.95
1980 43.92
1981 44.02
1982 44.24
1983 44.56
1984 44.98
1985 45.48
1986 46.03
1987 46.63
1988 47.24
1989 47.84
1990 48.40
1991 48.91
1992 49.36
1993 49.74
1994 50.03
1995 50.21
1996 50.23
1997 50.09
1998 49.82
1999 49.42
2000 48.95
2001 48.44
2002 47.94
2003 47.48
2004 47.09
2005 46.77
2006 46.49
2007 46.21
2008 45.92
2009 45.61
2010 45.28
2011 44.93
2012 44.60
2013 44.27
2014 43.96
2015 43.66

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