Country Comparison > Total fertility rate

RankCountryTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)
1Niger7
2Angola5.96
3Congo, Democratic Republic of the5.77
4Mali5.72
5Chad5.68
6Uganda5.54
7South Sudan5.54
8Benin5.53
9Somalia5.51
10Zambia5.49
11Malawi5.31
12Burundi5.28
13Mozambique4.97
14Guinea4.92
15Liberia4.9
16Afghanistan4.82
17Guinea-Bissau4.75
18Sudan4.72
19Nigeria4.72
20Cameroon4.66
21Sierra Leone4.62
22Tanzania4.59
23Burkina Faso4.51
24Congo, Republic of the4.45
25East Timor4.44
26Togo4.22
27Central African Republic4.14
28Ethiopia4.14
29Equatorial Guinea4.11
30Senegal4.04
31Zimbabwe3.93
32Ghana3.9
33Sao Tome and Principe3.82
34Madagascar3.78
35Eritrea3.73
36Cote d'Ivoire3.67
37Mauritania3.65
38Western Sahara3.65
39Gaza Strip3.64
40Pakistan3.6
41Rwanda3.52
42Kenya3.43
43Gabon3.41
44Iraq3.39
45Egypt3.29
46Gambia, The3.21
47Yemen3.2
48Libya3.17
49Namibia3.07
50West Bank3.07
51Jordan3.04
52Solomon Islands2.97
53Comoros2.95
54Philippines2.92
55Syria2.9
56Tuvalu2.88
57Tonga2.87
58Marshall Islands2.86
59Papua New Guinea2.84
60Guam2.84
61Vanuatu2.79
62Oman2.76
63Guatemala2.72
64Belize2.7
65Northern Mariana Islands2.7
66Nauru2.68
67Israel2.59
68Algeria2.59
69Kyrgyzstan2.54
70Laos2.53
71Haiti2.52
72Swaziland2.52
73Tajikistan2.51
74Samoa2.5
75Lesotho2.5
76Bolivia2.48
77Botswana2.45
78Malaysia2.43
79Cambodia2.39
80American Samoa2.35
81India2.35
82Faroe Islands2.31
83Fiji2.31
84Morocco2.31
85Micronesia, Federated States of2.29
86Venezuela2.26
87Kuwait2.26
88Kiribati2.25
89Dominican Republic2.24
90Panama2.23
91South Africa2.22
92Argentina2.21
93Djibouti2.19
94Mexico2.19
95Cape Verde2.16
96Kazakhstan2.16
97Cook Islands2.12
98Bangladesh2.11
99Ecuador2.09
100El Salvador2.09
101Honduras2.09
102Jamaica2.07
103Burma2.07
104Tunisia2.06
105France2.06
106Indonesia2.04
107Turkmenistan2.04
108Peru2.04
109Virgin Islands2.03
110Dominica2.02
111Sri Lanka2.01
112Antigua and Barbuda1.97
113Iceland1.97
114Grenada1.96
115Nepal1.96
116Turkey1.96
117Saudi Arabia1.95
118Mongolia1.95
119Kosovo1.95
120Iran1.94
121Colombia1.94
122Greenland1.94
123Ireland1.93
124Bahamas, The1.92
125Korea, North1.92
126Bermuda1.91
127Isle of Man1.9
128Gibraltar1.9
129Paraguay1.89
130Guyana1.89
131Qatar1.88
132New Caledonia1.88
133Azerbaijan1.88
134Costa Rica1.87
135New Zealand1.87
136Sweden1.87
137United Kingdom1.86
138Suriname1.86
139Norway1.84
140United States1.84
141Cayman Islands1.83
142French Polynesia1.83
143Seychelles1.83
144Aruba1.83
145Bhutan1.82
146Nicaragua1.82
147Montenegro1.82
148Saint Martin1.8
149Denmark1.78
150Netherlands1.77
151Belgium1.77
152Chile1.77
153Uruguay1.77
154Vietnam1.77
155Saint Kitts and Nevis1.77
156Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1.76
157Georgia1.75
158Brunei1.75
159Finland1.74
160Anguilla1.74
161Australia1.74
162Uzbekistan1.74
163Saint Lucia1.73
164United Arab Emirates1.73
165Brazil1.73
166Mauritius1.73
167Wallis and Futuna1.71
168Maldives1.71
169Lebanon1.71
170Cuba1.71
171Trinidad and Tobago1.7
172Turks and Caicos Islands1.7
173Palau1.7
174Bahrain1.69
175Liechtenstein1.69
176Barbados1.68
177Jersey1.67
178Armenia1.65
179Saint Barthelemy1.64
180Luxembourg1.62
181Estonia1.61
182Russia1.6
183Lithuania1.6
184China1.6
185Saint Helena1.6
186Slovenia1.59
187Saint Pierre and Miquelon1.58
188Moldova1.58
189Guernsey1.57
190Switzerland1.57
191Canada1.57
192Ukraine1.56
193Monaco1.55
194Thailand1.53
195Latvia1.53
196Albania1.53
197San Marino1.52
198Spain1.51
199Macedonia1.5
200Belarus1.5
201Austria1.49
202Malta1.49
203Bulgaria1.49
204Czech Republic1.48
205Cyprus1.48
206Germany1.47
207Hungary1.47
208Italy1.47
209Serbia1.46
210Slovakia1.44
211Japan1.43
212Andorra1.43
213Croatia1.42
214Portugal1.41
215Romania1.38
216Poland1.38
217Greece1.38
218Montserrat1.36
219Bosnia and Herzegovina1.33
220British Virgin Islands1.33
221Korea, South1.29
222Puerto Rico1.24
223Hong Kong1.21
224Taiwan1.14
225Macau0.96
226Singapore0.87

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, 2020

See also: Total fertility rate map

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