Country Comparison > Birth rate

RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Niger50.06
2Uganda47.38
3Mali45.15
4Zambia43.51
5Burkina Faso43.2
6Ethiopia42.59
7Somalia42.12
8Burundi40.58
9Malawi40.42
10Congo, Republic of the40.09
11Angola39.36
12Mozambique39.34
13Afghanistan39.3
14Nigeria39.23
15Chad38.7
16Sierra Leone38.12
17Benin37.55
18Madagascar37.13
19Congo, Democratic Republic of the37.05
20Sao Tome and Principe37.02
21Guinea36.6
22Liberia36.45
23Senegal36.19
24Rwanda36.14
25Central African Republic36.13
26Togo35.26
27Gabon35
28Equatorial Guinea34.88
29Guinea-Bissau34.72
30Gaza Strip34.3
31Gambia, The33.41
32Mauritania32.78
33Yemen32.57
34Cameroon32.49
35Zimbabwe32.19
36Eritrea32.1
37Kenya31.93
38Tanzania31.81
39Sudan31.7
40Western Sahara31.65
41Comoros31.49
42Cote d'Ivoire30.4
43Iraq28.19
44Marshall Islands28.14
45Solomon Islands27.46
46Nauru27.08
47Ghana26.99
48Lesotho26.65
49Jordan26.52
50Guatemala26.48
51Swaziland26.16
52Belize26.02
53Tajikistan25.93
54Papua New Guinea25.92
55Laos25.68
56East Timor25.43
57Cambodia25.17
58Philippines24.98
59Djibouti24.91
60Tonga24.7
61Honduras24.66
62Oman24.33
63Pakistan24.3
64Bolivia24.24
65Egypt24.22
66West Bank24.19
67Kyrgyzstan23.9
68Haiti23.87
69Syria23.52
70Libya23.47
71Tuvalu23.35
72American Samoa22.69
73Bangladesh22.53
74Kiribati22.45
75Samoa22.1
76Botswana22.02
77Micronesia, Federated States of21.85
78Nepal21.85
79Cape Verde21.21
80Namibia21.11
81Kuwait20.96
82Malaysia20.74
83Mongolia20.7
84Fiji20.7
85India20.6
86Vanuatu20.6
87Kazakhstan20.44
88Northern Mariana Islands20.21
89Venezuela19.88
90Ecuador19.6
91Turkmenistan19.55
92Dominican Republic19.44
93South Africa19.32
94Saudi Arabia19.19
95Panama19.17
96Peru19.13
97Nicaragua19.12
98Burma19.11
99Morocco18.97
100Israel18.97
101Jamaica18.89
102Mexico18.87
103Bhutan18.75
104Iran18.52
105Indonesia17.76
106Brunei17.74
107Turkey17.58
108Guam17.55
109Brazil17.48
110El Salvador17.44
111Turks and Caicos Islands17.44
112Suriname17.44
113Argentina17.34
114Uzbekistan17.33
115Azerbaijan17.3
116Tunisia17.28
117Colombia17.23
118Paraguay17.22
119Sri Lanka17.04
120Vietnam16.83
121Grenada16.81
122Guyana16.69
123Algeria16.64
124Costa Rica16.4
125Antigua and Barbuda16.19
126New Caledonia16.05
127Bahamas, The15.95
128French Polynesia15.92
129Ireland15.81
130United Arab Emirates15.76
131Dominica15.6
132Cook Islands15.22
133Maldives15.12
134Seychelles15.1
135Lebanon14.92
136Greenland14.58
137Korea, North14.51
138Saint Lucia14.42
139Bahrain14.41
140Saint Vincent and the Grenadines14.36
141Chile14.28
142Trinidad and Tobago14.25
143Gibraltar14.22
144Wallis and Futuna13.91
145Saint Kitts and Nevis13.9
146Mauritius13.78
147United States13.68
148New Zealand13.57
149Uruguay13.4
150Iceland13.23
151Faroe Islands13.14
152Armenia12.9
153Anguilla12.9
154Thailand12.81
155Aruba12.76
156France12.72
157Moldova12.5
158Albania12.38
159China12.31
160Australia12.28
161United Kingdom12.27
162Barbados12.23
163Cayman Islands12.21
164Macedonia11.8
165Luxembourg11.7
166Montserrat11.62
167Bermuda11.42
168Isle of Man11.36
169Virgin Islands11.32
170Puerto Rico11.26
171Jersey11.12
172Russia10.94
173Netherlands10.89
174Montenegro10.89
175Norway10.8
176Palau10.79
177Liechtenstein10.76
178Georgia10.75
179British Virgin Islands10.69
180Saint Helena10.48
181Estonia10.43
182Spain10.4
183Slovakia10.38
184Finland10.36
185Malta10.31
186Canada10.28
187Sweden10.24
188Qatar10.23
189Denmark10.22
190Guernsey10.04
191Belgium10.03
192Latvia9.97
193Cuba9.96
194Poland9.96
195Portugal9.76
196Belarus9.73
197Ukraine9.59
198Croatia9.57
199Switzerland9.51
200Romania9.49
201Hungary9.49
202Lithuania9.34
203Andorra9.26
204Bulgaria9.2
205Serbia9.17
206Greece9.08
207Italy9.06
208Macau9.05
209San Marino8.9
210Bosnia and Herzegovina8.89
211Taiwan8.81
212Slovenia8.76
213Austria8.69
214Czech Republic8.62
215Korea, South8.42
216Japan8.39
217Germany8.33
218Saint Pierre and Miquelon8.06
219Singapore7.72
220Hong Kong7.54
221Monaco6.85

Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Birth rate map

Related News

Norway 'is taking foreign children away from their parents because it has the highest rates of inbreeding in the world': Country forced to deny claims after Lithuanian child is ...
Daily Mail - 4/14/2015 4:46:41 AM
A Lithuanian talk show has accused Norway of stealing their children in an attempt to tackle 'the highest rate of inbreeding ... of babies being born with birth defects. 'Inbreeding in Norway is the greatest in the world, and the same is true of the ...

Japanese population falls to 15-year low
Times of India - 4/18/2015 11:11:28 PM
With a consistently low birth-rate, Japan is witnessing an unprecedented aging ... Japan remains the 10th most populated country in the world, but Mexico is growing fast and looks set to overtake in the coming years. A government official told the Japan ...

Why I think that India may already have negetive population growth rate
Pakistan Defence - 4/14/2015 7:38:29 AM
India’s birth rate shrinks: study - Livemint Now, in a developed country a fertily of 2.1 is required for a ... India has 2.3. And 2.33 is the world average for replacement level fertility. India's 2.3 rate was for 2013 and the rate is decreasing every ...

The world is getting more religious
The Business Insider - 4/6/2015 5:42:06 PM
For instance, a good chunk of the growth in Christianity and Islam is expected to happen in sub-Saharan Africa, where birth rates ... for 175 countries, with statistics for religions in the remaining 59 countries coming from the World Religion Database ...

Islam World's Fastest Growing Faith by Birth
The Christian Broadcasting Network - 4/5/2015 11:55:31 PM
And while India will retain a Hindu majority, it will also have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing Indonesia. In the United States, Christians are expected to decline from more than three-quarters of the population in ...

World Health Organisation Warns of Caesarean 'Epidemic'
NDTV - 4/10/2015 6:27:28 PM
Geneva: The UN's World Health Organization today warned that too many women in developing and wealthy countries alike are resorting unnecessarily to Caesarean sections to give birth. Other pregnant ... doctors have said the ideal rate of C-sections should ...

World’s Biggest Tube Bell to Celebrate Denmark's New Borns
News Week - 4/14/2015 8:21:26 AM
The world’s largest tubular bell will ring every time a ... down from 1.87 in 2013. The country’s birth rate has been below the ‘replacement rate’ - the level which is needed to stop population decline - since the 1970s, and its estimated that ...

Islam projected to be world’s largest religion by 2070
The TownTalk - 4/9/2015 3:36:51 PM
Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070, ending two millenniums of Christian dominance going back to the birth of ... higher fertility rate. While Christianity will remain a dominant global religion, it will lose majority status in countries such as ...

Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
The replacement rate—the reproduction rate that keeps a population stable—for developed countries is 2.1, yet nearly half the world’s population has birth rates lower than that. The U.S. has a total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.0—nearly the ...

The Implications of Low Fertility Rates for Developed Nations
The Moderate Voice - 4/6/2015 11:54:20 PM
Many pregnancies also occur in teenagers who are unfamiliar with the options for birth control or disregard their use in early sexual experiences. The accessibility of abortions in industrialized countries also contributes to reduced fertility rates.

A mostly Muslim world
AsiaOne - 4/10/2015 3:25:31 AM
The world's largest Muslim population, however, will not live in a Muslim country but in India ... The fact that high birth rates will result in a larger Muslim population must therefore be tempered by the reality that in at least these two countries ...

What Iceland Did to Become the Most Feminist Country in the World
Mic - 4/12/2015 11:54:23 PM
But, Iceland's embrace of the #FreeTheNipple movement should not be a surprise considering the country's impressive track record of forward-thinking and feminist proclivities. When the World Economic ... Even their male-to-female birth ratio is nearly ...

More children are going to school in African countries, but there are still 30 million who never will
Quartz - 4/9/2015 2:10:57 PM
Sub-Saharan African countries have recorded some of the biggest increases ... a demographic path that diverges from the rest of the world due to high birth rates. Between 1990 and 2010, the cohort of children aged 5 to 14 grew by 65% in sub-Saharan Africa ...

Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/10/2014 7:30:00 AM
The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and concluded that a moderately low birth rate – a little below two children per woman – can actually boost a ...

Is the World Getting Less Religious? Not So, Study Says
Aleteia - 4/8/2015 11:59:07 PM
And adherents of religions are estimated to give birth to an average ... the United States and nine countries in Asia or Europe, areas with lower fertility rates and older populations than other parts of the world (including Africa and the Middle East).


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview