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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, 2019

See also: Total fertility rate bar chart

 

CountryTotal fertility rate (children born/woman)Year
Niger62018
Angola62018
Burundi62018
Chad62018
Mali62018
Somalia62018
Uganda62018
Zambia62018
Malawi52018
Mozambique52018
Afghanistan52018
Liberia52018
Guinea52018
Ethiopia52018
Nigeria52018
Sudan52018
Guinea-Bissau52018
Burkina Faso52018
Tanzania52018
Sierra Leone52018
East Timor52018
Benin52018
Cameroon52018
Congo, Democratic Republic of the52018
Togo42018
Equatorial Guinea42018
Congo, Republic of the42018
Central African Republic42018
Senegal42018
Sao Tome and Principe42018
Zimbabwe42018
Ghana42018
Madagascar42018
Iraq42018
Eritrea42018
Cote d'Ivoire42018
Mauritania42018
Western Sahara42018
Rwanda42018
Gabon42018
Yemen32018
Gambia, The32018
Egypt32018
Comoros32018
Namibia32018
Jordan32018
Solomon Islands32018
Tonga32018
Philippines32018
Papua New Guinea32018
Vanuatu32018
Tuvalu32018
Guatemala32018
Kenya32018
Oman32018
Belize32018
Nauru32018
Haiti32018
Algeria32018
Laos32018
Samoa32018
Swaziland32018
Israel32018
Honduras32018
Kyrgyzstan32018
Lesotho32018
Tajikistan32018
Bolivia32018
Pakistan32018
Botswana32018
Malaysia22018
Cambodia22018
Syria22018
India22018
Fiji22018
Kuwait22018
Kiribati22018
Venezuela22018
Panama22018
Dominican Republic22018
Djibouti22018
South Africa22018
Argentina22018
Kazakhstan22018
Mexico22018
Cape Verde22018
Tunisia22018
Ecuador22018
Bangladesh22018
Burma22018
Peru22018
Morocco22018
Jamaica22018
Indonesia22018
Nepal22018
France22018
Turkmenistan22018
Sri Lanka22018
Mongolia22018
Saudi Arabia22018
Libya22018
Dominica22018
New Zealand22018
Turkey22018
Grenada22018
Iceland22018
Antigua and Barbuda22018
Colombia22018
Greenland22018
Guyana22018
Iran22018
Ireland22018
Bahamas, The22018
Korea, North22018
New Caledonia22018
Suriname22018
Paraguay22018
Qatar22018
Azerbaijan22018
Costa Rica22018
United Kingdom22018
United States22017
Sweden22018
Bhutan22018
Nicaragua22018
Norway22018
Seychelles22018
Cayman Islands22018
El Salvador22018
Chile22018
Uruguay22018
Vietnam22018
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines22018
Denmark22018
Belgium22018
Netherlands22018
Australia22018
Brunei22018
Saint Kitts and Nevis22018
Georgia22018
Finland22018
Brazil22018
Uzbekistan22018
Saint Lucia22018
Mauritius22018
Bahrain22018
United Arab Emirates22018
Lebanon22018
Cuba22018
Trinidad and Tobago22018
Palau22018
Liechtenstein22018
Barbados22018
Armenia22018
Luxembourg22018
Russia22018
Lithuania22018
Canada22018
China22018
Estonia22018
Slovenia22018
Moldova22018
Switzerland22018
Ukraine22018
Monaco22018
Latvia22018
Albania22018
Thailand22018
San Marino22018
Spain22018
Belarus12018
Macedonia12018
Malta12018
Austria12018
Bulgaria12018
Czech Republic12018
Germany12018
Hungary12018
Italy12018
Greece12018
Serbia12018
Japan12018
Slovakia12018
Croatia12018
Andorra12018
Portugal12018
Poland12018
Romania12018
Bosnia and Herzegovina12018
Korea, South12018
Puerto Rico12018
Hong Kong12018
Taiwan12018
Macau12018
Singapore12018