Country Comparison > Total fertility rate

RankCountryTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)
1Niger7.16
2Mali6.35
3Somalia6.26
4Uganda6.14
5Burundi6.08
6Burkina Faso6.07
7Zambia5.85
8Afghanistan5.64
9Congo, Republic of the5.59
10Angola5.54
11Mozambique5.4
12Ethiopia5.39
13Nigeria5.38
14Malawi5.35
15East Timor5.32
16Benin5.22
17Congo, Democratic Republic of the5.09
18Tanzania5.08
19Guinea5.04
20Liberia5.02
21Sao Tome and Principe4.94
22Chad4.93
23Sierra Leone4.9
24Equatorial Guinea4.83
25Rwanda4.81
26Senegal4.69
27Togo4.64
28Central African Republic4.57
29Gaza Strip4.57
30Gabon4.56
31Madagascar4.45
32Yemen4.45
33Guinea-Bissau4.44
34Eritrea4.37
35Mauritania4.22
36Western Sahara4.22
37Sudan4.17
38Ghana4.15
39Gambia, The4.1
40Cameroon4.09
41Comoros4.09
42Kenya3.98
43Cote d'Ivoire3.82
44Zimbabwe3.61
45Iraq3.58
46Vanuatu3.57
47Tonga3.55
48Solomon Islands3.51
49Papua New Guinea3.39
50Marshall Islands3.37
51Jordan3.36
52Guatemala3.18
53Belize3.15
54Philippines3.15
55Samoa3.13
56American Samoa3.1
57Tuvalu3.08
58Pakistan3.07
59Laos3.06
60Nauru3.03
61Swaziland3.03
62Honduras3.01
63Haiti2.98
64West Bank2.98
65Egypt2.94
66Bolivia2.93
67Lesotho2.89
68Oman2.87
69Tajikistan2.85
70Syria2.85
71Cambodia2.78
72Algeria2.78
73Kyrgyzstan2.73
74Kiribati2.71
75Micronesia, Federated States of2.68
76Israel2.67
77Malaysia2.64
78Djibouti2.63
79Kuwait2.6
80India2.58
81Fiji2.58
82Bangladesh2.55
83Botswana2.46
84Guam2.45
85Cape Verde2.44
86Panama2.43
87Nepal2.41
88Namibia2.41
89Dominican Republic2.41
90Kazakhstan2.41
91Faroe Islands2.4
92Venezuela2.4
93United Arab Emirates2.38
94Ecuador2.38
95Cook Islands2.35
96Argentina2.29
97Peru2.29
98South Africa2.28
99Mexico2.27
100Guyana2.27
101Saudi Arabia2.26
102Indonesia2.23
103Burma2.23
104Mongolia2.19
105Morocco2.19
106Sri Lanka2.17
107Grenada2.15
108Turkmenistan2.14
109Turkey2.13
110Bhutan2.13
111Colombia2.12
112Jamaica2.12
113Libya2.12
114Greenland2.11
115Sint Maarten2.1
116Northern Mariana Islands2.09
117Curacao2.09
118France2.08
119Suriname2.08
120Nicaragua2.08
121New Zealand2.07
122Paraguay2.06
123United States2.06
124Dominica2.06
125Antigua and Barbuda2.05
126El Salvador2.04
127New Caledonia2.04
128Tunisia2.02
129Korea, North2.01
130Ireland2.01
131French Polynesia2
132Bahamas, The1.98
133Bermuda1.97
134Isle of Man1.96
135Gibraltar1.94
136Qatar1.93
137Azerbaijan1.92
138Costa Rica1.92
139United Kingdom1.91
140Seychelles1.9
141Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1.89
142Vietnam1.89
143Iceland1.89
144Iran1.87
145Chile1.87
146Cayman Islands1.87
147Uruguay1.87
148Uzbekistan1.86
149Bahrain1.86
150Brunei1.85
151Aruba1.84
152Brazil1.82
153Saint Lucia1.8
154Saint Kitts and Nevis1.79
155Wallis and Futuna1.79
156Maldives1.79
157Mauritius1.78
158Netherlands1.78
159Virgin Islands1.78
160Norway1.77
161Luxembourg1.77
162Australia1.77
163Lebanon1.76
164Anguilla1.75
165Denmark1.74
166Finland1.73
167Palau1.72
168Trinidad and Tobago1.72
169Turks and Caicos Islands1.7
170Liechtenstein1.69
171Barbados1.68
172Sweden1.67
173Thailand1.66
174Jersey1.66
175Belgium1.65
176Puerto Rico1.64
177Russia1.61
178Canada1.59
179Macedonia1.59
180Saint Helena1.57
181Saint Pierre and Miquelon1.55
182Moldova1.55
183China1.55
184Guernsey1.54
185Malta1.53
186Switzerland1.53
187Portugal1.51
188Monaco1.51
189Albania1.48
190San Marino1.48
191Spain1.48
192Georgia1.46
193Belarus1.45
194Cuba1.45
195Estonia1.44
196Croatia1.44
197Bulgaria1.43
198Austria1.41
199Hungary1.41
200Germany1.41
201Italy1.4
202Serbia1.4
203Japan1.39
204Greece1.39
205Slovakia1.38
206Armenia1.38
207Andorra1.36
208Latvia1.33
209Slovenia1.31
210Poland1.31
211Romania1.3
212Ukraine1.29
213Lithuania1.27
214Montserrat1.27
215Czech Republic1.27
216Bosnia and Herzegovina1.24
217Korea, South1.23
218British Virgin Islands1.22
219Taiwan1.1
220Hong Kong1.09
221Macau0.92
222Singapore0.78

Definition: This entry gives a figure for the average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their childbearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate (TFR) is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman. This indicator shows the potential for population change in the country. A rate of two children per woman is considered the replacement rate for a population, resulting in relative stability in terms of total numbers. Rates above two children indicate populations growing in size and whose median age is declining. Higher rates may also indicate difficulties for families, in some situations, to feed and educate their children and for women to enter the labor force. Rates below two children indicate populations decreasing in size and growing older. Global fertility rates are in general decline and this trend is most pronounced in industrialized countries, especially Western Europe, where populations are projected to decline dramatically over the next 50 years.

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

See also: Total fertility rate map

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