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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, 2017

See also: Total fertility rate bar chart

 

CountryTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)Year
Niger72016
Burundi62016
Mali62016
Somalia62016
Uganda62016
Burkina Faso62016
Zambia62016
Malawi62016
Angola52016
Afghanistan52016
Mozambique52016
Nigeria52016
Ethiopia52016
East Timor52016
Benin52016
Tanzania52016
Guinea52016
Sierra Leone52016
Cameroon52016
Congo, Republic of the52016
Liberia52016
Congo, Democratic Republic of the52016
Equatorial Guinea42016
Rwanda42016
Chad42016
Gabon42016
Togo42016
Sao Tome and Principe42016
Senegal42016
Central African Republic42016
Guinea-Bissau42016
Madagascar42016
Eritrea42016
Iraq42016
Ghana42016
Mauritania42016
Western Sahara42016
Yemen42016
Sudan42016
Gambia, The42016
Egypt42016
Zimbabwe42016
Comoros32016
Cote d'Ivoire32016
Namibia32016
Solomon Islands32016
Jordan32016
Tonga32016
Vanuatu32016
Kenya32016
Papua New Guinea32016
Philippines32016
Tuvalu32016
Belize32016
Oman32016
Nauru32016
Guatemala32016
Haiti32016
Samoa32016
Laos32016
Algeria32016
Swaziland32016
Honduras32016
Lesotho32016
Bolivia32016
Pakistan32016
Tajikistan32016
Israel32016
Kyrgyzstan32016
Cambodia32016
Syria32016
Malaysia32016
India22016
Kuwait22016
Fiji22016
Kiribati22016
Djibouti22016
Venezuela22016
United Arab Emirates22016
Panama22016
South Africa22016
Dominican Republic22016
Botswana22016
Argentina22016
Kazakhstan22016
Cape Verde22016
Mexico22016
Ecuador22016
Bangladesh22016
Nepal22016
Burma22016
Peru22016
Mongolia22016
Indonesia22016
Morocco22016
Saudi Arabia22016
Sri Lanka22016
Turkmenistan22016
France22016
Grenada22016
Dominica22016
Libya22016
Guyana22016
New Zealand22016
Turkey22016
Colombia22016
Greenland22016
Antigua and Barbuda22016
Iceland22016
Jamaica22016
Ireland22016
Tunisia22016
Korea, North22016
Suriname22016
New Caledonia22016
Bahamas, The22016
Bhutan22016
Nicaragua22016
Paraguay22016
Azerbaijan22016
Costa Rica22016
Qatar22016
United Kingdom22016
El Salvador22016
Sweden22016
United States22016
Seychelles22016
Norway22016
Cayman Islands22016
Iran22016
Vietnam22016
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines22016
Uruguay22016
Chile22016
Brunei22016
Belgium22016
Netherlands22016
Uzbekistan22016
Saint Kitts and Nevis22016
Bahrain22016
Australia22016
Brazil22016
Georgia22016
Mauritius22016
Finland22016
Saint Lucia22016
Denmark22016
Lebanon22016
Cuba22016
Trinidad and Tobago22016
Palau22016
Liechtenstein22016
Barbados22016
Armenia22016
Puerto Rico22016
Russia22016
Luxembourg22016
Macedonia22016
Canada22016
China22016
Estonia22016
Lithuania22016
Moldova22016
Malta22016
Switzerland22016
Ukraine22016
Portugal22016
Monaco22016
Latvia22016
Albania22016
Thailand22016
San Marino22016
Spain12016
Belarus12016
Austria12016
Bulgaria12016
Germany12016
Hungary12016
Italy12016
Serbia12016
Greece12016
Japan12016
Slovakia12016
Croatia12016
Andorra12016
Slovenia12016
Romania12016
Poland12016
Bosnia and Herzegovina12016
Korea, South12016
Hong Kong12016
Taiwan12016
Macau12016
Singapore12016