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Crude birth rate

(per 1,000 people)

In 2017, birth rate in South Africa was 20.7 per 1,000 people. In the ranking by birth rate including 188 countries, South Africa has the 80th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Cabo Verde and the Guyana. Compared to Niger which at the top of the ranking with birth rate of 47.8 per 1,000 people in 2017, South Africa has 56.82 % percent lower birth rate.

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What is birth rate?

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.