Lithuania - Deaths





Lithuania: Deaths

Mnemonic DTH.ILTU
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 0.76 %
Data 2018 39,835
2017 40,142

Series Information

Source Statistics Lithuania
Release Vital Statistics
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1950
End Date 12/31/2018

Lithuania: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population 2019 2,794 2,808 Ths., NSA Annual
Births 2018 28,212 28,696 #, NSA Annual
Deaths 2018 39,835 40,142 #, NSA Annual
Net Migration 2017 -25,000 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 10.7 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2016 14.3 14.4 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

This dataset contains region-wise information on the number of live births, stillbirths, infant deaths, deaths total, natural increase or decrease of population and number of marriages and divorces in Lithuania.

Scope of the data

  • Geographical coverage: The system of vital and migration statistics in Lithuania includes all vital events occurring in all towns and regions.
  • Topical coverage: The data compiled cover the following: a) the entire country, b) 10 counties, c) 103 towns, and d) 60 municipalities.

Source data collection programs

  • Base estimates: The annual calculation of population is based on the census of 2011, natural increase / decrease, net migration, and administrative-territorial changes. The principal estimates are made on January 1 and July 1 each year. Data on asylum seekers are not included in the total number of population since these people are not residents of Lithuania. These data are calculated separately.
  • Population census: Population censuses are usually conducted every decade. The latest census' reference date is March 1 2011. Since the restoration of independence in 1990 two censuses were conducted, in 2001 and 2011. For more information please visit: http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/web/guest/gyventoju-ir-bustu-surasymai1
  • Births: For a new-born child, a medical officer shall write out a birth document containing demographic and medical information. Within 3 months after the birth, one of the parents must register the birth at the local Civil Registry Office. The CRO assigns to the child a Personal Identification Number. Record of birth and certificate of birth are issued.
  • Deaths: The authority that confirms the death shall issue a medical certificate of death. The physician is responsible for allocating the cause of death code number. The certificate of death is given to the family of the deceased. The fact of the death must be registered at the local Civil Registry Office where the record of death and certificate of death are issued
  • Data on births, deaths, marriages, divorces and population migration are received from the Resident’s Register. Data of the Resident’s Register are submitted according to the agreement between the Residents’ Register Service under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania. The updated information from the Residents’ Register is received daily, in on-line mode, in the ORACLE type data format. In the Demographic Database of Statistics Lithuania, data required for the preparation of statistical information are formed using software tools.  

    Data required for the causes of death statistics are received from the medical death certificates and death records. Civil Registry Offices of cities, towns and districts monthly submit the medical death certificates to Statistics Lithuania where they are coded, and the required information is entered into the Demographic Database of Statistics Lithuania for linking with data on death records.

  • The data on births are calculated by the date of occurrence. The cut-off period is 90 days, and any events in the reference year reported after that time are included in the data for the following year.
  • The data on deaths are calculated by the time of occurrence. The cut-off period is 30 days, and any events in the reference year reported after that time are included in the data for the following year.
  • The data on marriages are calculated by the date of occurrence. The cut-off period is 30 days, and any events in the reference year reported after that time are included in the data for the following year.
  • The data on divorces are calculated by the date of occurrence. The marriage is acknowledged cancelled from the day the decision of the court to terminate the marriage comes into force. Within the forthcoming three days the court shall send the decision to the Civil Registry Office that records the fact of marriage termination.
  • Since 2004, the Residents’ Register data is used to compile the declared migration statistics. In 2006 and 2007, statistical surveys were carried out, based on which undeclared emigration flows, demographic and social characteristics of emigrants in 2001–2006 were estimated.

The data are preliminary when first released. The figures published in the annual publications Lithuanian Population by Age, Demographic Yearbook, Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania, International Migration of Lithuanian Population and Causes of Death usually issued in June, August, October, October and November, respectively, are final.