Country Comparison > Total fertility rate

RankCountryTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)
1Niger6.35
2Angola6.09
3Burundi5.93
4Chad5.9
5Mali5.9
6Somalia5.7
7Uganda5.62
8Zambia5.58
9Malawi5.43
10South Sudan5.34
11Mozambique5.02
12Afghanistan5.02
13Liberia5
14Guinea4.98
15Ethiopia4.91
16Nigeria4.85
17Sudan4.85
18Guinea-Bissau4.81
19Burkina Faso4.77
20Tanzania4.71
21Sierra Leone4.69
22East Timor4.67
23Benin4.67
24Cameroon4.58
25Congo, Democratic Republic of the4.54
26Togo4.32
27Equatorial Guinea4.29
28Congo, Republic of the4.26
29Central African Republic4.25
30Senegal4.2
31Sao Tome and Principe4.11
32Zimbabwe3.97
33Gaza Strip3.97
34Ghana3.96
35Madagascar3.95
36Iraq3.94
37Eritrea3.9
38Cote d'Ivoire3.83
39Mauritania3.79
40Western Sahara3.79
41Rwanda3.75
42Gabon3.52
43Yemen3.48
44Gambia, The3.42
45Egypt3.41
46Comoros3.21
47Namibia3.21
48West Bank3.2
49Jordan3.14
50Solomon Islands3.09
51Tonga3.03
52Philippines2.99
53Marshall Islands2.98
54Papua New Guinea2.97
55Vanuatu2.97
56Tuvalu2.93
57Guam2.92
58Guatemala2.87
59Kenya2.81
60Oman2.8
61Belize2.8
62Northern Mariana Islands2.76
63Nauru2.76
64Algeria2.66
65Haiti2.66
66Laos2.65
67Samoa2.64
68Swaziland2.63
69Israel2.63
70Honduras2.61
71Lesotho2.59
72Kyrgyzstan2.59
73Tajikistan2.59
74Bolivia2.58
75American Samoa2.57
76Pakistan2.55
77Botswana2.53
78Malaysia2.48
79Cambodia2.47
80Syria2.44
81India2.4
82Fiji2.37
83Micronesia, Federated States of2.37
84Kuwait2.35
85Kiribati2.34
86Faroe Islands2.34
87Venezuela2.3
88Panama2.28
89Dominican Republic2.28
90Djibouti2.27
91South Africa2.26
92Argentina2.25
93Kazakhstan2.22
94Mexico2.22
95Cape Verde2.21
96Tunisia2.17
97Cook Islands2.16
98Ecuador2.15
99Bangladesh2.15
100Burma2.13
101Peru2.1
102Morocco2.09
103Jamaica2.09
104Indonesia2.08
105Nepal2.07
106Turkmenistan2.06
107Virgin Islands2.06
108France2.06
109Sri Lanka2.05
110Mongolia2.04
111Saudi Arabia2.04
112Libya2.03
113Dominica2.03
114New Zealand2.01
115Turkey2
116Grenada2
117Iceland1.99
118Antigua and Barbuda1.99
119Colombia1.98
120Guyana1.97
121Greenland1.97
122Iran1.96
123Ireland1.96
124Bahamas, The1.94
125Korea, North1.94
126Isle of Man1.92
127Bermuda1.92
128New Caledonia1.92
129Paraguay1.9
130Suriname1.9
131Gibraltar1.9
132Azerbaijan1.89
133Costa Rica1.89
134Qatar1.89
135United Kingdom1.88
136United States1.87
137Sweden1.87
138Nicaragua1.87
139French Polynesia1.87
140Bhutan1.87
141Norway1.85
142Seychelles1.85
143Cayman Islands1.84
144El Salvador1.84
145Aruba1.83
146Chile1.79
147Uruguay1.79
148Vietnam1.79
149Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1.78
150Netherlands1.78
151Denmark1.78
152Belgium1.78
153Australia1.77
154Brunei1.77
155Saint Kitts and Nevis1.77
156Georgia1.76
157Brazil1.75
158Finland1.75
159Uzbekistan1.75
160Saint Lucia1.74
161Anguilla1.74
162Mauritius1.74
163Bahrain1.73
164United Arab Emirates1.73
165Wallis and Futuna1.72
166Maldives1.72
167Lebanon1.72
168Cuba1.71
169Trinidad and Tobago1.7
170Turks and Caicos Islands1.7
171Palau1.7
172Liechtenstein1.69
173Barbados1.68
174Jersey1.66
175Armenia1.64
176Luxembourg1.62
177Russia1.61
178Lithuania1.6
179Canada1.6
180China1.6
181Estonia1.6
182Saint Helena1.59
183Slovenia1.58
184Saint Pierre and Miquelon1.57
185Moldova1.57
186Guernsey1.57
187Switzerland1.56
188Ukraine1.55
189Monaco1.54
190Latvia1.52
191Albania1.52
192Thailand1.52
193San Marino1.51
194Spain1.5
195Belarus1.49
196Macedonia1.49
197Malta1.48
198Austria1.48
199Bulgaria1.47
200Czech Republic1.46
201Germany1.46
202Italy1.45
203Hungary1.45
204Greece1.44
205Serbia1.44
206Japan1.42
207Slovakia1.42
208Croatia1.41
209Andorra1.41
210Portugal1.39
211Poland1.36
212Romania1.36
213Montserrat1.34
214Bosnia and Herzegovina1.31
215British Virgin Islands1.3
216Korea, South1.27
217Puerto Rico1.21
218Hong Kong1.2
219Taiwan1.13
220Macau0.95
221Singapore0.84

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, 2019

See also: Total fertility rate map

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