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Demographic Yearbook (UN)


Data description

UNstatsThe UN Demographic Yearbook provides data on population, age, sex, birth rates, mortality and urban/rural residence for countries in the United Nations system. Data, in Excel and PDF formats, are collated by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with national statistical agencies worldwide.

- Fertility: live births, infant and maternal mortality, female population by age and number of children living

- Nuptiality and divorce: population by age, sex and marital status

- Mortality: life expectancy at birth, death rates by age and sex, general mortality rates.

For details of variables and methodology, see the UN Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System (rev.3).


Time period

Coverage is from 1948 to 2019, with variation by series: 


Support links


How to access data

Data from 1948 to 2019 are available online.


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]



Page last updated on 21 October 2021

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