South Africa: Death rate

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 South Africa

Death rate, per 1000 people

 Latest value 11.43
 Year 2021
 Measure deaths per 1000 people
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 10.59
 Min - Max 7.94 - 14.07
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1960 to 2021. The average value for South Africa during that period was 10.59 deaths per 1000 people with a minimum of 7.94 deaths per 1000 people in 1992 and a maximum of 14.07 deaths per 1000 people in 1960. The latest value from 2021 is 11.43 deaths per 1000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194 countries is 8.76 deaths per 1000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
South Africa - Death rate - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Africa - Death rate - historical chart - 1960-2021




Definition: Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

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