World Birth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the World birth rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for World in 2020 is 18.077 births per 1000 people, a 1.12% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for World in 2019 was 18.282 births per 1000 people, a 1.1% decline from 2018.
  • The birth rate for World in 2018 was 18.486 births per 1000 people, a 1.05% decline from 2017.
  • The birth rate for World in 2017 was 18.682 births per 1000 people, a 1.04% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
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World - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2020 18.077 -1.120%
2019 18.282 -1.100%
2018 18.486 -1.050%
2017 18.682 -1.040%
2016 18.879 -1.030%
2015 19.075 -1.020%
2014 19.272 -1.010%
2013 19.468 -0.890%
2012 19.642 -0.880%
2011 19.817 -0.870%
2010 19.991 -0.870%
2009 20.166 -0.860%
2008 20.340 -0.660%
2007 20.475 -0.660%
2006 20.611 -0.650%
2005 20.746 -0.650%
2004 20.882 -0.640%
2003 21.017 -1.120%
2002 21.256 -1.110%
2001 21.495 -1.100%
2000 21.733 -1.090%
1999 21.972 -1.080%
1998 22.211 -1.730%
1997 22.603 -1.700%
1996 22.995 -1.680%
1995 23.387 -1.650%
1994 23.779 -1.620%
1993 24.171 -2.580%
1992 24.812 -2.520%
1991 25.453 -2.460%
1990 26.094 -2.400%
1989 26.735 -2.340%
1988 27.376 -0.270%
1987 27.450 -0.270%
1986 27.524 -0.270%
1985 27.598 -0.270%
1984 27.672 -0.270%
1983 27.746 -0.530%
1982 27.895 -0.530%
1981 28.044 -0.520%
1980 28.192 -0.530%
1979 28.341 -0.520%
1978 28.490 -2.050%
1977 29.086 -2.010%
1976 29.682 -1.970%
1975 30.279 -1.930%
1974 30.875 -1.890%
1973 31.471 -1.590%
1972 31.979 -1.560%
1971 32.487 -1.540%
1970 32.995 -1.520%
1969 33.503 -1.490%
1968 34.011 -0.710%
1967 34.254 -0.710%
1966 34.498 -0.700%
1965 34.741 -0.700%
1964 34.985 -0.690%
1963 35.228 -0.110%
1962 35.267 -0.110%
1961 35.307 -0.110%
1960 35.346 -0.110%
1959 35.386 -0.110%
1958 35.425 -0.850%
1957 35.727 -0.840%
1956 36.030 -0.830%
1955 36.332 -0.830%
1954 36.635 -0.820%
1953 36.937 -0.810%
1952 37.239 -0.810%
1951 37.542 -0.800%
1950 37.844 0.000%