Timor-Leste - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Timor-Leste was 37.10 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 46.08 in 1995 and a minimum value of 34.47 in 1977.

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 46.03
1961 46.00
1962 45.93
1963 45.81
1964 45.63
1965 45.35
1966 44.99
1967 44.53
1968 43.97
1969 43.30
1970 42.46
1971 41.36
1972 39.99
1973 38.44
1974 36.84
1975 35.45
1976 34.60
1977 34.47
1978 35.10
1979 36.44
1980 38.25
1981 40.19
1982 41.90
1983 43.12
1984 43.76
1985 43.86
1986 43.60
1987 43.26
1988 43.07
1989 43.09
1990 43.37
1991 43.89
1992 44.54
1993 45.18
1994 45.73
1995 46.08
1996 46.07
1997 45.68
1998 44.93
1999 43.87
2000 42.65
2001 41.44
2002 40.43
2003 39.73
2004 39.37
2005 39.33
2006 39.51
2007 39.75
2008 39.92
2009 39.95
2010 39.80
2011 39.46
2012 38.99
2013 38.42
2014 37.78
2015 37.10

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