India - Fertility rate

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)

The value for Fertility rate, total (births per woman) in India was 2.40 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5.91 in 1960 and a minimum value of 2.40 in 2015.

Definition: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme.

See also:

Year Value
1960 5.91
1961 5.90
1962 5.90
1963 5.88
1964 5.86
1965 5.83
1966 5.80
1967 5.75
1968 5.70
1969 5.65
1970 5.59
1971 5.52
1972 5.44
1973 5.36
1974 5.28
1975 5.19
1976 5.11
1977 5.03
1978 4.96
1979 4.89
1980 4.83
1981 4.77
1982 4.70
1983 4.64
1984 4.56
1985 4.48
1986 4.40
1987 4.31
1988 4.22
1989 4.13
1990 4.04
1991 3.96
1992 3.88
1993 3.80
1994 3.72
1995 3.65
1996 3.58
1997 3.51
1998 3.45
1999 3.38
2000 3.31
2001 3.24
2002 3.17
2003 3.11
2004 3.04
2005 2.97
2006 2.90
2007 2.83
2008 2.76
2009 2.69
2010 2.62
2011 2.56
2012 2.51
2013 2.47
2014 2.43
2015 2.40

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Reproductive health