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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Timor-Leste was 35.50 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 46.76 in 1996 and a minimum value of 34.52 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 Vita

See also:

Year Value
1960 46.23
1961 46.24
1962 46.21
1963 46.13
1964 45.97
1965 45.73
1966 45.38
1967 44.93
1968 44.37
1969 43.70
1970 42.85
1971 41.72
1972 40.32
1973 38.74
1974 37.10
1975 35.67
1976 34.75
1977 34.52
1978 35.05
1979 36.28
1980 37.98
1981 39.82
1982 41.45
1983 42.63
1984 43.26
1985 43.40
1986 43.21
1987 42.97
1988 42.88
1989 43.02
1990 43.42
1991 44.06
1992 44.82
1993 45.58
1994 46.24
1995 46.67
1996 46.76
1997 46.45
1998 45.77
1999 44.76
2000 43.55
2001 42.30
2002 41.17
2003 40.29
2004 39.69
2005 39.35
2006 39.20
2007 39.08
2008 38.90
2009 38.61
2010 38.20
2011 37.69
2012 37.12
2013 36.56
2014 36.01
2015 35.50

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