Country Comparison > Total fertility rate

RankCountryTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)
1Niger6.49
2Angola6.16
3Mali6.01
4Burundi5.99
5Somalia5.8
6Uganda5.71
7Burkina Faso5.71
8Zambia5.63
9Malawi5.49
10Afghanistan5.12
11Mozambique5.08
12Nigeria5.07
13South Sudan5.07
14Liberia5.06
15Ethiopia4.99
16East Timor4.79
17Tanzania4.77
18Benin4.77
19Guinea4.77
20Sierra Leone4.73
21Cameroon4.64
22Congo, Republic of the4.59
23Congo, Democratic Republic of the4.39
24Equatorial Guinea4.39
25Gabon4.39
26Togo4.38
27Chad4.34
28Central African Republic4.3
29Senegal4.28
30Sao Tome and Principe4.25
31Gaza Strip4.13
32Guinea-Bissau4.09
33Madagascar4.03
34Iraq4
35Ghana4
36Eritrea3.99
37Zimbabwe3.98
38Rwanda3.87
39Western Sahara3.86
40Mauritania3.86
41Yemen3.63
42Sudan3.57
43Gambia, The3.52
44Egypt3.47
45Cote d'Ivoire3.38
46Comoros3.34
47Namibia3.29
48West Bank3.27
49Jordan3.19
50Solomon Islands3.16
51Tonga3.1
52Vanuatu3.07
53Marshall Islands3.03
54Papua New Guinea3.03
55Philippines3.02
56Kenya2.98
57Guam2.96
58Tuvalu2.95
59Belize2.85
60Oman2.82
61Northern Mariana Islands2.8
62Nauru2.8
63Guatemala2.77
64Haiti2.72
65Laos2.7
66Algeria2.7
67Samoa2.7
68Swaziland2.69
69American Samoa2.68
70Honduras2.67
71Israel2.64
72Lesotho2.63
73Bolivia2.63
74Tajikistan2.63
75Pakistan2.62
76Kyrgyzstan2.61
77Botswana2.56
78Cambodia2.52
79Malaysia2.5
80Syria2.5
81India2.43
82Fiji2.41
83Micronesia, Federated States of2.41
84Kuwait2.4
85Kiribati2.39
86Faroe Islands2.35
87United Arab Emirates2.32
88Venezuela2.32
89Djibouti2.31
90Panama2.3
91South Africa2.29
92Dominican Republic2.29
93Argentina2.26
94Kazakhstan2.25
95Cape Verde2.24
96Mexico2.24
97Tunisia2.23
98Cook Islands2.19
99Ecuador2.19
100Burma2.17
101Bangladesh2.17
102Nepal2.12
103Peru2.12
104Morocco2.11
105Indonesia2.11
106Mongolia2.09
107Saudi Arabia2.09
108Virgin Islands2.08
109Turkmenistan2.07
110France2.07
111Sri Lanka2.07
112Sint Maarten2.05
113Curacao2.04
114Libya2.04
115Dominica2.03
116Grenada2.02
117New Zealand2.02
118Turkey2.01
119Guyana2
120Iceland2
121Colombia2
122Antigua and Barbuda2
123Greenland1.99
124Iran1.97
125Ireland1.97
126Jamaica1.96
127Korea, North1.95
128Bahamas, The1.94
129Bermuda1.93
130Suriname1.93
131New Caledonia1.93
132Isle of Man1.92
133Gibraltar1.9
134Bhutan1.9
135Paraguay1.9
136Qatar1.9
137Nicaragua1.89
138Azerbaijan1.89
139Costa Rica1.89
140French Polynesia1.88
141United Kingdom1.88
142Sweden1.88
143United States1.87
144El Salvador1.87
145Cayman Islands1.85
146Seychelles1.85
147Norway1.85
148Aruba1.83
149Vietnam1.81
150Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1.8
151Uruguay1.8
152Chile1.8
153Belgium1.78
154Brunei1.78
155Netherlands1.78
156Saint Kitts and Nevis1.77
157Australia1.77
158Georgia1.76
159Uzbekistan1.76
160Saint Lucia1.75
161Finland1.75
162Mauritius1.75
163Bahrain1.75
164Brazil1.75
165Anguilla1.74
166Denmark1.73
167Maldives1.73
168Wallis and Futuna1.73
169Lebanon1.72
170Cuba1.71
171Trinidad and Tobago1.71
172Palau1.71
173Turks and Caicos Islands1.7
174Liechtenstein1.69
175Barbados1.68
176Jersey1.66
177Armenia1.64
178Luxembourg1.62
179Russia1.61
180Macedonia1.6
181Canada1.6
182China1.6
183Estonia1.6
184Lithuania1.59
185Saint Helena1.59
186Saint Pierre and Miquelon1.57
187Moldova1.57
188Switzerland1.56
189Guernsey1.56
190Malta1.55
191Ukraine1.54
192Portugal1.53
193Monaco1.53
194Thailand1.52
195Latvia1.51
196Albania1.51
197Spain1.5
198San Marino1.5
199Belarus1.48
200Austria1.47
201Bulgaria1.46
202Germany1.45
203Hungary1.45
204Czech Republic1.45
205Italy1.44
206Serbia1.44
207Greece1.43
208Japan1.41
209Slovakia1.41
210Croatia1.4
211Andorra1.4
212Slovenia1.36
213Poland1.35
214Romania1.35
215Montserrat1.33
216Bosnia and Herzegovina1.3
217British Virgin Islands1.29
218Korea, South1.26
219Puerto Rico1.22
220Hong Kong1.19
221Taiwan1.13
222Macau0.95
223Singapore0.83

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, 2018

See also: Total fertility rate map

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