Death Rates per 1000 Population per Year
Sorted by births/1000 in 2005.
Births Net/ Median
7/26/2006 /1000 1000 Age
Country 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2005 2005 Years
Germany 11.1 11.6 11.8 12.3 12.3 12.2 12.1 11.6 11.2 10.6 10.3 10.7 8.1 (2.6) 42.1
Italy 9.9 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.9 10.0 10.6 8.9 (1.7) 42.3
Japan 9.4 8.2 7.3 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.1 6.3 7.0 7.6 8.0 8.8 8.9 0.1 42.9
Europe 10.8 10.0 9.8 9.7 10.1 10.4 10.7 10.6 11.3 11.5 11.6 11.9 10.1 (1.8) 39.0
Spain 10.2 9.4 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.1 7.8 8.2 9.2 8.9 8.8 9.1 10.6 1.5 38.6
United Kingdom 11.7 11.6 11.8 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.8 11.4 11.4 10.8 10.3 10.2 10.9 0.7 39.0
Russia 9.5 8.7 8.8 8.2 9.1 10.3 11.1 10.9 13.3 14.2 15.3 16.0 11.2 (4.8) 37.3
France 12.8 11.8 11.2 11.0 10.7 10.3 10.1 9.5 9.2 9.5 9.4 9.6 12.0 2.4 39.3
China 25.1 20.7 17.1 10.9 6.3 6.7 6.6 6.7 7.3 7.0 6.8 7.1 13.2 6.1 32.6
Northern Am. 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.0 8.5 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.2 8.3 8.3 13.5 5.2 36.3
United States 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.2 8.6 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.3 8.4 8.4 13.9 5.5 36.1
Asia 23.5 20.3 17.6 14.0 11.2 10.3 9.6 8.9 8.5 7.9 7.6 7.5 19.0 11.5 27.7
Mexico 17.0 14.1 12.2 11.0 9.6 7.7 6.4 5.7 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.5 19.1 14.6 25.0
Latin America 15.6 13.9 12.4 11.1 9.9 8.8 7.9 7.2 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 20.1 14.1 25.9
World 19.5 17.3 15.5 13.3 11.5 10.8 10.3 9.7 9.5 9.1 9.0 8.9 20.3 11.4 28.1
South Africa 20.3 18.1 16.7 14.8 13.1 11.6 9.9 8.4 8.1 10.1 16.2 20.6 22.0 1.4 23.5
India 25.4 22.2 19.8 17.7 15.9 13.9 12.9 11.6 10.6 9.4 8.8 8.3 22.5 14.2 24.3
Saudi Arabia 25.9 23.7 21.3 19.2 16.9 10.7 7.6 5.7 4.6 4.1 3.9 3.7 26.2 22.5 21.6
Africa 26.3 24.1 22.3 20.5 18.7 17.2 15.9 14.8 14.8 15.0 15.3 14.8 36.3 21.5 18.9
Notes:
1. The most stable populations have death rates near 10, low birth rates, and median ages near 40.
2. Most rapidly growing populations have young populations, very low death rates, and and very high birth rates.
3. South Africa's population is again growing slowly, but only because of the high death rate from AIDS.
4. Saudi Arabia and Africa have very young populations, high birth rates, and are growing rapidly.