Births and deaths

Birth and death numbers, usually reported annually, tell us how many babies were born and how many people died in a population in the reference period. This data may come from different sources, including census and survey collections, civil registration or health information systems.

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The crude birth rate is the number of live births occurring in the population during a given year, per 1,000 mid-year total population during the same year.

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New Tonga Vital Statistics Reports

November 28, 2023
The Tonga National CRVS Committee has now endorsed for release their 2018-2020 Vital Statistics Report.

Assessing Inequalities in Registration of Births and Deaths in Fiji

November 11, 2023
Fiji is the first country, to our knowledge, to embark upon an in-depth quantitative inequality assessment,
examining differentials by sex, age, ethnicity, and mother’s marital status.

Niue is the first country in the world to fully implement the OpenCRVS software

November 9, 2023
A new digital civil registration and vital statistics system (CRVS) became available in Niue today, 9 November 2023.

Republic of Fiji Vital Statistics Report 2016-2021

September 25, 2023
This report provides statistics pertaining to births recorded by the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical
Services (MHMS) and registered by the Civil Registration Office (CRO) for babies born during 2016-2021;
and deaths recorded by the MHMS for deaths that occurred during 2016-2021.