Thematic Map > Total fertility rate - World

Loading map...

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
Niger72014
Mali62014
Burundi62014
Somalia62014
Uganda62014
Burkina Faso62014
Zambia62014
Malawi62014
Afghanistan52014
Angola52014
Mozambique52014
Nigeria52014
Ethiopia52014
East Timor52014
Benin52014
Tanzania52014
Guinea52014
Sierra Leone52014
Cameroon52014
Liberia52014
Congo, Democratic Republic of the52014
Congo, Republic of the52014
Chad52014
Sao Tome and Principe52014
Equatorial Guinea52014
Rwanda52014
Togo52014
Senegal52014
Gabon42014
Central African Republic42014
Guinea-Bissau42014
Madagascar42014
Eritrea42014
Ghana42014
Yemen42014
Western Sahara42014
Mauritania42014
Sudan42014
Gambia, The42014
Comoros42014
Cote d'Ivoire42014
Zimbabwe42014
Kenya42014
Iraq32014
Vanuatu32014
Solomon Islands32014
Tonga32014
Papua New Guinea32014
Jordan32014
Philippines32014
Tuvalu32014
Belize32014
Guatemala32014
Samoa32014
Nauru32014
Laos32014
Swaziland32014
Egypt32014
Honduras32014
Oman32014
Pakistan32014
Bolivia32014
Haiti32014
Lesotho32014
Algeria32014
Tajikistan32014
Syria32014
Kyrgyzstan32014
Cambodia32014
Israel32014
Malaysia32014
Kiribati32014
Kuwait32014
India32014
Fiji32014
Djibouti22014
Bangladesh22014
Panama22014
Botswana22014
Dominican Republic22014
United Arab Emirates22014
Venezuela22014
Cape Verde22014
Kazakhstan22014
Nepal22014
Mexico22014
Ecuador22014
Argentina22014
Namibia22014
South Africa22014
Peru22014
Mongolia22014
Indonesia22014
Burma22014
Saudi Arabia22014
Morocco22014
Guyana22014
Sri Lanka22014
Turkmenistan22014
Grenada22014
France22014
Turkey22014
Colombia22014
Libya22014
Greenland22014
Jamaica22014
New Zealand22014
Dominica22014
Antigua and Barbuda22014
Bhutan22014
Suriname22014
United States22014
Tunisia22014
Ireland22014
Nicaragua22014
New Caledonia22014
Korea, North22014
Bahamas, The22014
Paraguay22014
El Salvador22014
Qatar22014
Costa Rica22014
Azerbaijan22014
United Kingdom22014
Seychelles22014
Sweden22014
Iceland22014
Norway22014
Cayman Islands22014
Iran22014
Vietnam22014
Uruguay22014
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines22014
Chile22014
Brunei22014
Bahrain22014
Uzbekistan22014
Brazil22014
Netherlands22014
Saint Kitts and Nevis22014
Saint Lucia22014
Luxembourg22014
Mauritius22014
Australia22014
Georgia22014
Lebanon22014
Finland22014
Denmark22014
Trinidad and Tobago22014
Palau22014
Liechtenstein22014
Barbados22014
Belgium22014
Armenia22014
Puerto Rico22014
Russia22014
Canada22014
Macedonia22014
Moldova22014
China22014
Malta22014
Switzerland22014
Portugal22014
Monaco22014
Albania22014
Thailand22014
San Marino12014
Spain12014
Belarus12014
Cuba12014
Estonia12014
Croatia12014
Bulgaria12014
Austria12014
Czech Republic12014
Germany12014
Hungary12014
Italy12014
Serbia12014
Greece12014
Japan12014
Slovakia12014
Andorra12014
Latvia12014
Poland12014
Slovenia12014
Romania12014
Ukraine12014
Lithuania12014
Bosnia and Herzegovina12014
Korea, South12014
Hong Kong12014
Taiwan12014
Macau12014
Singapore12014
Geo Exam iPhone App