South Africa - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in South Africa was 21.30 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 40.22 in 1960 and a minimum value of 21.30 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 40.22
1961 39.99
1962 39.73
1963 39.46
1964 39.16
1965 38.87
1966 38.59
1967 38.34
1968 38.13
1969 37.95
1970 37.79
1971 37.63
1972 37.47
1973 37.28
1974 37.06
1975 36.81
1976 36.53
1977 36.23
1978 35.93
1979 35.61
1980 35.26
1981 34.87
1982 34.44
1983 33.94
1984 33.39
1985 32.78
1986 32.10
1987 31.38
1988 30.62
1989 29.84
1990 29.08
1991 28.34
1992 27.65
1993 27.01
1994 26.45
1995 25.96
1996 25.54
1997 25.18
1998 24.86
1999 24.58
2000 24.33
2001 24.10
2002 23.89
2003 23.70
2004 23.51
2005 23.33
2006 23.16
2007 23.00
2008 22.84
2009 22.68
2010 22.51
2011 22.32
2012 22.11
2013 21.87
2014 21.59
2015 21.30

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