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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Zimbabwe was 33.94 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 48.16 in 1960 and a minimum value of 33.49 in 2000.

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 48.16
1961 48.16
1962 48.13
1963 48.06
1964 47.95
1965 47.82
1966 47.69
1967 47.57
1968 47.49
1969 47.45
1970 47.45
1971 47.50
1972 47.57
1973 47.66
1974 47.73
1975 47.76
1976 47.72
1977 47.60
1978 47.38
1979 47.05
1980 46.58
1981 45.95
1982 45.18
1983 44.30
1984 43.32
1985 42.29
1986 41.23
1987 40.19
1988 39.19
1989 38.26
1990 37.42
1991 36.67
1992 36.00
1993 35.39
1994 34.86
1995 34.41
1996 34.05
1997 33.77
1998 33.59
1999 33.49
2000 33.49
2001 33.59
2002 33.79
2003 34.06
2004 34.38
2005 34.73
2006 35.09
2007 35.43
2008 35.73
2009 35.94
2010 36.02
2011 35.93
2012 35.67
2013 35.23
2014 34.65
2015 33.94

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