Latvia - Deaths

Latvia: Deaths

Mnemonic DTH.ILVA
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 1.25 %
Data Jan 2023 2,994
Dec 2022 2,957

Series Information

Source Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Release Vital Statistics
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1995
End Date 1/31/2023

Latvia: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population Feb 2023 1,888 1,891 Ths., NSA Monthly
Births Jan 2023 1,140 1,069 #, NSA Monthly
Deaths Jan 2023 2,994 2,957 #, NSA Monthly
Net Migration 2017 -50,000 # Annual
Birth Rate 2015 11.1 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2015 14.4 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information


Data are disseminated on the resident population (in thousands) at the end of the month. Data are also disseminated on the number of births, marriages, deaths, immigrants, emigrants and net migration, and natural increase. Censuses are conducted every decade. The last census was conducted in April 2000. The next Population and housing Census in Latvia is planned for the year 2011.


  • Base estimates: Basic data for the calculation for the 1990 year had been taken from the Population Census carried out in Latvia in the year 1989 and for the succeeding years 1991-1999 - at the beginning of the previous year. The number of population in the period between 1990 and 1999 has been revised on the basis of the final results of the 2000 Census. Data for the years following after the 2000 Census are also based on the final results of the 2000 Population and Housing Census.
  • Population census: Censuses are conducted every decade. The most recent census was conducted in April 2000. The next Population and housing Census in Latvia is planned for the year 2011.
  • Births and deaths: Births and deaths data are sourced from vital events registers received monthly from the General Register offices of local governments.
  • Migration: Special forms with data for migration statistics until the January 2002 had been received monthly from municipalities. Since the 1st February 2002 migration statistics has been compiled using data from the Population Register. Refugees are not excluded from the data.
  • Resident Population: Resident population refers to all inhabitants whose declared place of residence is the respective administrative territory including persons temporarily absent at the moment of the population census or survey.
  • Urban and rural population: The division of the population into urban and rural population is made according to the declared place of residence.  Persons, who live in cities and towns, comprise the urban population. The Cabinet of Ministers confirms the list of cities and towns. All the rest is rural population.
  • Main age groups of resident population: The main age groups of resident population - under working age, of working age and over working age - are defined in compliance with the working age and retirement age set by the legislation of the respective years.

The data are provisional when first released, marked with a note that they may be revised in forthcoming issues. Specifically, short term (quarterly and monthly) data are revised after completion of processing annual data.

Due to specifics of electronic data processing technologies and rounding adjustments, slight discrepancies may appear between the published data and results of calculations made by data users.