Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics are also known as vital events or vital records. They are an important source of demographic data.Vital statistics is accumulated data gathered on live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces. The most common way of collecting information on these events is through civil registration, an administrative system used by governments to record vital events which occur in their populations.

Death Records

496

Birth Records

2203

Total Births, Deaths, Natural Increase* (NI), and Crude Rate of Natural Increase**(CRNI), 2000-2003
Year Indicator Tonga Tongatapu Vava’u Ha’apai ‘Eua Niuas
2000 Births 2,696 ,097 393 96 100 10
Deaths 672 442 117 82 17 14
NI 2,024 1,655 276 14 83 -4
CRNI(%) 2 2.4 1.7 0.2 1.6 -0.2
2001 Births 2,546 2,058 321 74 82 11
Deaths 579 418 112 30 16 3
NI 1,967 1,757 262 44 66 8
CRNI(%) 2 2.5 1.6 0.5 1.3 0.4
2002 Births 2,662 2,072 399 104 70 17
Deaths 591 443 94 39 14 1
NI 2,076 1,633 306 65 56 16
CRNI(%) 2.1 2.4 1.9 0.8 1.1 0.8
2003 Births 2,781 2,203 420 75 76 7*
Deaths 617 496 91 12 18
NI 2,164 1,707 329 63 58
CRNI(%) 2.1 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.1

Note** Crude Rate of natural Increase (or Natural Increase Rate) is the difference between the crude birth rate and the crude death rate.  While birth and death rates usually are shown per thousand of the population, the rate of natural increase is usually expressed as a percentage. For example, the rate of natural increase of Tonga for 2003 was 20.5 per thousand is expressed as 2.1% (CRNI=NI / Mid = year population * 100).

* The surplus or excess of births over deaths in a given time period.  Since births normally exceed deaths, natural increase is usually positive.

(NI = Birth – Death),  – Not available

 

There are no available reports for Vital Statistic at the moment.

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