# Population vital rate

Definitions of population vital rates in a country

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• Created on: 16-09-14 07:22
Birth rate
the number of live births per thousand of population per year, expressed as births per thousand (%)
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Death rate
the number of deaths per thousand of population per year, expressed as deaths per thousand (%)
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Fertility rate
average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime between the ages 15 - 44 (reproductive age)
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Infant mortality rate
number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births. Calculated by number of children dying under one year of age, divided by the number of live births during the year, multiplied by 1,000
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Life expectancy
the average age to which the population will live. Given in terms of years and separate for male and female.
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Emigrant
a person who leaves their own country to live permanently in another
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Immigrant
a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
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Migration rate
the number of immigrants minus emigrants per 1000. Usually expressed as a percentage - positive meaning more coming in and negative meaning more leaving.
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Population density
number of people per hectare (ha)
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Natural change
the difference between the number of births and deaths for every hundred people per year expressed as a percentage.
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the number of deaths per thousand of population per year, expressed as deaths per thousand (%)

Death rate

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average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime between the ages 15 - 44 (reproductive age)

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number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births. Calculated by number of children dying under one year of age, divided by the number of live births during the year, multiplied by 1,000

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the average age to which the population will live. Given in terms of years and separate for male and female.