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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Total fertility rate varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018

See also: Total fertility rate bar chart

 

CountryTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)Year
Niger62017
Angola62017
Mali62017
Burundi62017
Somalia62017
Uganda62017
Burkina Faso62017
Zambia62017
Malawi52017
Afghanistan52017
Mozambique52017
Nigeria52017
Liberia52017
Ethiopia52017
East Timor52017
Tanzania52017
Benin52017
Guinea52017
Sierra Leone52017
Cameroon52017
Congo, Republic of the52017
Congo, Democratic Republic of the42017
Equatorial Guinea42017
Gabon42017
Togo42017
Chad42017
Central African Republic42017
Senegal42017
Sao Tome and Principe42017
Guinea-Bissau42017
Madagascar42017
Iraq42017
Ghana42017
Eritrea42017
Zimbabwe42017
Rwanda42017
Western Sahara42017
Mauritania42017
Yemen42017
Sudan42017
Gambia, The42017
Egypt32017
Cote d'Ivoire32017
Comoros32017
Namibia32017
Jordan32017
Solomon Islands32017
Tonga32017
Vanuatu32017
Papua New Guinea32017
Philippines32017
Kenya32017
Tuvalu32017
Belize32017
Oman32017
Nauru32017
Guatemala32017
Haiti32017
Laos32017
Algeria32017
Samoa32017
Swaziland32017
Honduras32017
Israel32017
Lesotho32017
Bolivia32017
Tajikistan32017
Pakistan32017
Kyrgyzstan32017
Botswana32017
Cambodia32017
Malaysia32017
Syria32017
India22017
Fiji22017
Kuwait22017
Kiribati22017
United Arab Emirates22017
Venezuela22017
Djibouti22017
Panama22017
South Africa22017
Dominican Republic22017
Argentina22017
Kazakhstan22017
Mexico22017
Cape Verde22017
Tunisia22017
Ecuador22017
Burma22017
Bangladesh22017
Nepal22017
Peru22017
Morocco22017
Indonesia22017
Mongolia22017
Saudi Arabia22017
Turkmenistan22017
Sri Lanka22017
France22017
Libya22017
Dominica22017
Grenada22017
New Zealand22017
Turkey22017
Iceland22017
Guyana22017
Colombia22017
Antigua and Barbuda22017
Greenland22017
Ireland22017
Iran22017
Jamaica22017
Korea, North22017
Bahamas, The22017
Suriname22017
New Caledonia22017
Paraguay22017
Bhutan22017
Qatar22017
Azerbaijan22017
Costa Rica22017
Nicaragua22017
Sweden22017
United Kingdom22017
United States22017
El Salvador22017
Cayman Islands22017
Norway22017
Seychelles22017
Vietnam22017
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines22017
Uruguay22017
Chile22017
Belgium22017
Brunei22017
Netherlands22017
Australia22017
Saint Kitts and Nevis22017
Uzbekistan22017
Georgia22017
Mauritius22017
Bahrain22017
Brazil22017
Finland22017
Saint Lucia22017
Denmark22017
Lebanon22017
Cuba22017
Trinidad and Tobago22017
Palau22017
Liechtenstein22017
Barbados22017
Armenia22017
Luxembourg22017
Russia22017
Macedonia22017
Canada22017
China22017
Estonia22017
Lithuania22017
Moldova22017
Switzerland22017
Malta22017
Ukraine22017
Portugal22017
Monaco22017
Thailand22017
Latvia22017
Albania22017
San Marino22017
Spain22017
Belarus12017
Austria12017
Bulgaria12017
Germany12017
Hungary12017
Czech Republic12017
Italy12017
Serbia12017
Greece12017
Japan12017
Slovakia12017
Croatia12017
Andorra12017
Slovenia12017
Romania12017
Poland12017
Bosnia and Herzegovina12017
Korea, South12017
Puerto Rico12017
Hong Kong12017
Taiwan12017
Macau12017
Singapore12017