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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Total fertility rate varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Total fertility rate bar chart

 

Country NameTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)Year of Estimate
Afghanistan52014
East Timor52014
Yemen42014
Iraq32014
Jordan32014
Philippines32014
Laos32014
Pakistan32014
Oman32014
Tajikistan32014
Syria32014
Kyrgyzstan32014
Cambodia32014
Israel32014
Malaysia32014
Kuwait32014
India32014
Bangladesh22014
United Arab Emirates22014
Kazakhstan22014
Nepal22014
Mongolia22014
Burma22014
Indonesia22014
Saudi Arabia22014
Sri Lanka22014
Turkmenistan22014
Turkey22014
Bhutan22014
Korea, North22014
Qatar22014
Azerbaijan22014
Iran22014
Vietnam22014
Brunei22014
Bahrain22014
Uzbekistan22014
Georgia22014
Lebanon22014
Armenia22014
Russia22014
Russia22014
China22014
Thailand22014
Japan12014
Korea, South12014
Hong Kong12014
Taiwan12014
Macau12014
Singapore12014
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