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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Key Reports
  • Niue Vital Statistics report: 2012-2016
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  • Best Practice Guidelines and Examples of Legislature for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Pacific - V2 December 2019
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  • Model legislation for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
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  • Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories_2019
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  • Key Chart
    Key Chart
    Vanuatu recorded deaths by sex

    News & Publications

    The Population Registers: A Key Resource for Producing Vital Statistics brief

    October 28, 2020
    Technological advances have increased the potential uses of population registers for producing statistics.

    2020 Pacific Islands Population Poster

    September 22, 2020
    This poster provides updated population pyramids for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories, showing the age-sex profiles now and in the future. These distributions help countries to plan for service and infrastructure delivery.

    2020 pocket statistical summary

    September 15, 2020
    Our 2020 pocket statistical summary has arrived, providing a quick overview of statistics for the people and economies of the Pacific Community’s (SPC’s) member countries.

    Webinar series on utilization of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

    July 27, 2020
    Theme: 2020+ the era of Administrative data; looking into the role of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries