Demography is a term, generally, concerned with human population and it is
also concerned with the social implications of periodical variations
taking place in the population with reference to geographical location(s).
Vital Statistics is a branch of Demography, which is the science
applied to the analysis and interpretation of numerical facts regarding
vital events occurring in human population such as births, deaths, marriages,
divorces, migration etc.
The following are some of the important definitions of Vital
“The whole study of mankind by heredity or environment in so far
as the results of their study can be arithmetically stated”
“Vital Statistics are
conventional numerical records of marriages, births, sickness and deaths by
which the health and growth of a community may be studied”.
Vital Statistics is the science of numbers applied to the life
history of communities or regions.