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, 2019See also: Total fertility rate map
Fertility rate study predicts 'jaw-dropping' crash as fewer children born around the world
London Evening Standard - 7/31/2020 5:22:00 AM
Falling fertility rates around the world could lead to "enormous ... A sustained drop in the total fertility rate in countries such as China and India could have economic, social, environmental ...
Female fertility rates hit record low for under 30s in England and Wales
Coventry Telegraph - 8/9/2020 5:30:00 AM
In 2018, total fertility rate for the two countries was 1.7 children per woman - and in 2019 it was 1.65 children per woman, one of the lowest ever. The total fertility rate for women in Wales was ...
Long-Range Investing, a Decline in Births, and a Fertility Rate that’s Scared of COVID-19
Ai-cio.com - 8/3/2020 11:59:00 PM
The number of births in most countries ... rates and a 1.4% decrease in metropolitan areas. Between 2019 and 2050, 55 nations are expected to lose 1% of their population, and, in 2018, for the first time in history, the number of people over 65 in the ...
Fertility rates for women under 30 in England and Wales drop to record low
Yahoo! News - 8/8/2020 11:04:00 AM
The total fertility rate for the two countries fell from 1.7 children per woman in 2018 to 1.65 children per woman in 2019, one of the lowest ever, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Wales’s total fertility rate was the lowest since records ...
Global Crash in Fertility Rate, More Singaporeans Delaying Pregnancy
YAHOO! - 8/1/2020 12:44:00 PM
The world is experiencing a global crash in children being born—and the projected 2100 population could see 183 out of 195 countries have ... a downward trend in fertility since the 1980s. Currently, the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Singapore stands ...
NZ Fertility Rate Is At All-Time Low
Scoop - 8/9/2020 9:29:00 PM
It also reviewed other countries’ efforts to incentivise fertility. “To date, New Zealand has been complacent about its total fertility rate because firstly, it fluctuated around replacement ...
Pakistan with annual fertility rate of 3.6 among top two fastest growing South Asian nations: Report
The Financial Express - 7/20/2020 4:27:00 PM
“In 91 countries and territories nearly 45 per cent of the world’s population total fertility rates are below replacement level, the average number of children at which a population exactly ...
Penang continues to have lowest fertility rate, Kelantan highest
MSN - 7/29/2020 10:21:00 AM
He said Penang recorded “severely low” numbers while Kelantan had the highest rate in the country last year. He said Penang’s estimated total fertility rate (TFR) was “severe”, with just ...