Sex ratio at birth (male births per female births)

Definition: Sex ratio at birth refers to male births per female births. The data are 5 year averages.

Description: The map below shows how Sex ratio at birth (male births per female births) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is China, with a value of 1.15. The country with the lowest value in the world is Sierra Leone, with a value of 1.02.

Source: The United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual