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People > Birth rate: Countries Compared

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

Author: Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

Birth rates are an important indicator of and factor in development, and tracking trends in birth rates and fertility is critical to government planning.

Birth and fertility rates, together with crude death rates, determine population growth.

Historically, birth rates have fallen with economic development. It is no coincidence that countries with the highest birth, fertility and population growth rates are also among the poorest. Not one appears among the top 50 countries in terms of purchasing power parity.

DEFINITION: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Niger 46.84 births/1,000 population 2013
2 Mali 46.06 births/1,000 population 2013
3 Uganda 44.5 births/1,000 population 2013
4 Burkina Faso 42.81 births/1,000 population 2013
5 Zambia 42.79 births/1,000 population 2013
6 Somalia 41.45 births/1,000 population 2013
7 Burundi 40.04 births/1,000 population 2013
8 Malawi 39.98 births/1,000 population 2013
9 Congo, Republic of the 39.63 births/1,000 population 2013
10 Angola 39.16 births/1,000 population 2013
11 Mozambique 39.08 births/1,000 population 2013
12 Afghanistan 39.05 births/1,000 population 2013
13 Nigeria 38.78 births/1,000 population 2013
14 South Sudan 38.5 births/1,000 population 2013
15 Ethiopia 38.07 births/1,000 population 2013
16 Chad 37.99 births/1,000 population 2013
17 Sierra Leone 37.77 births/1,000 population 2013
18 Tanzania 37.25 births/1,000 population 2013
19 Benin 37.02 births/1,000 population 2013
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo 36.34 births/1,000 population 2013
21 Guinea 36.3 births/1,000 population 2013
22 Sao Tome and Principe 36.05 births/1,000 population 2013
23 Central African Republic 35.8 births/1,000 population 2013
24 Liberia 35.75 births/1,000 population 2013
25 Senegal 35.64 births/1,000 population 2013
26 Rwanda 35.49 births/1,000 population 2013
27 Togo 34.9 births/1,000 population 2013
28 East Timor 34.85 births/1,000 population 2013
29 Gabon 34.82 births/1,000 population 2013
30 Equatorial Guinea 34.35 births/1,000 population 2013
31 Guinea-Bissau 34.28 births/1,000 population 2013
failed states average (profile) 33.61 births/1,000 population 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 33.59 births/1,000 population 2013
32 Madagascar 33.58 births/1,000 population 2013
33 Gaza Strip 33.27 births/1,000 population 2013
34 The Gambia 32.59 births/1,000 population 2013
35 Zimbabwe 32.41 births/1,000 population 2013
36 Mauritania 32.31 births/1,000 population 2013
37 Cameroon 31.93 births/1,000 population 2013
38 Ghana 31.7 births/1,000 population 2013
39 Mayotte 31.67 births/1,000 population 2011
40 Yemen 31.63 births/1,000 population 2013
41 Eritrea 31.39 births/1,000 population 2013
42 Western Sahara 31.18 births/1,000 population 2013
43 Sudan 30.84 births/1,000 population 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 30.69 births/1,000 population 2013
44 Comoros 30.26 births/1,000 population 2013
45 Kenya 30.08 births/1,000 population 2013
46 Cote d'Ivoire 29.83 births/1,000 population 2013
47 Iraq 27.51 births/1,000 population 2013
48 Marshall Islands 27.21 births/1,000 population 2013
49 Solomon Islands 26.9 births/1,000 population 2013
50 Nauru 26.39 births/1,000 population 2013
51 Vanuatu 26.35 births/1,000 population 2013
52 Lesotho 26.31 births/1,000 population 2013
53 Jordan 26.23 births/1,000 population 2013
54 Guatemala 25.99 births/1,000 population 2013
55 Swaziland 25.68 births/1,000 population 2013
56 Belize 25.58 births/1,000 population 2013
57 Tajikistan 25.49 births/1,000 population 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 25.45 births/1,000 population 2013
58 Papua New Guinea 25.4 births/1,000 population 2013
59 Laos 25.23 births/1,000 population 2013
60 Cambodia 24.88 births/1,000 population 2013
South Asia average (profile) 24.71 births/1,000 population 2013
61 Philippines 24.62 births/1,000 population 2013
62 Djibouti 24.5 births/1,000 population 2013
63 Oman 24.43 births/1,000 population 2013
64 Algeria 24.25 births/1,000 population 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 24.19 births/1,000 population 2013
65 Honduras 24.16 births/1,000 population 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 24.15 births/1,000 population 2013
66 Tonga 24.12 births/1,000 population 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 24 births/1,000 population 2013
67 West Bank 23.81 births/1,000 population 2013
68 Egypt 23.79 births/1,000 population 2013
69 Bolivia 23.77 births/1,000 population 2013
70 Pakistan 23.76 births/1,000 population 2013
71 Kyrgyzstan 23.67 births/1,000 population 2013
72 Tuvalu 23.56 births/1,000 population 2013
73 Haiti 23.35 births/1,000 population 2013
74 Syria 23.01 births/1,000 population 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 22.9 births/1,000 population 2013
75 American Samoa 22.84 births/1,000 population 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 22.53 births/1,000 population 2013
76 Kiribati 22.18 births/1,000 population 2013
77 Bangladesh 22.07 births/1,000 population 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 21.77 births/1,000 population 2013
78 Samoa 21.7 births/1,000 population 2013
79 Botswana 21.69 births/1,000 population 2013
80 Nepal 21.48 births/1,000 population 2013
81 Federated States of Micronesia 21.44 births/1,000 population 2013
82 Cape Verde 20.96 births/1,000 population 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 20.94 births/1,000 population 2013
83 Namibia 20.72 births/1,000 population 2013
84 Kuwait 20.61 births/1,000 population 2013
85 French Guiana 20.46 births/1,000 population 2006
86 Malaysia 20.41 births/1,000 population 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 20.38 births/1,000 population 2013
87 Mongolia 20.34 births/1,000 population 2013
88 Fiji 20.28 births/1,000 population 2013
89 India 20.24 births/1,000 population 2013
90 Kazakhstan 20.03 births/1,000 population 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 19.95 births/1,000 population 2013
91 Venezuela 19.66 births/1,000 population 2013
92 Northern Mariana Islands 19.6 births/1,000 population 2013
93 Turkmenistan 19.53 births/1,000 population 2013
94 Ecuador 19.23 births/1,000 population 2013
95 Dominican Republic 19.21 births/1,000 population 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 19.21 births/1,000 population 2013
96 South Africa 19.14 births/1,000 population 2013
97 Saudi Arabia 19.01 births/1,000 population 2013
98 Panama 18.91 births/1,000 population 2013
99 Reunion 18.9 births/1,000 population 2006
100 Burma 18.89 births/1,000 population 2013
101 Peru 18.85 births/1,000 population 2013
102 Nicaragua 18.77 births/1,000 population 2013
103 Libya 18.74 births/1,000 population 2013
104 Morocco 18.73 births/1,000 population 2013
105 Israel 18.71 births/1,000 population 2013
106 Jamaica 18.65 births/1,000 population 2013
107 Mexico 18.61 births/1,000 population 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 18.61 births/1,000 population 2013
108 Bhutan 18.43 births/1,000 population 2013
109 Iran 18.4 births/1,000 population 2013
110 Brunei 17.63 births/1,000 population 2013
111 Indonesia 17.38 births/1,000 population 2013
112 Guam 17.23 births/1,000 population 2013
113 Turkey 17.22 births/1,000 population 2013
114 Uzbekistan 17.2 births/1,000 population 2013
115 Azerbaijan 17.17 births/1,000 population 2013
=116 El Salvador 17.12 births/1,000 population 2013
=116 Argentina 17.12 births/1,000 population 2013
=116 Tunisia 17.12 births/1,000 population 2013
119 Suriname 17.1 births/1,000 population 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 17.08 births/1,000 population 2013
120 Turks and Caicos Islands 17.05 births/1,000 population 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 17.04 births/1,000 population 2013
121 Colombia 16.98 births/1,000 population 2013
122 Paraguay 16.95 births/1,000 population 2013
123 Sri Lanka 16.64 births/1,000 population 2013
124 Grenada 16.57 births/1,000 population 2013
125 Vietnam 16.56 births/1,000 population 2013
126 Guyana 16.31 births/1,000 population 2013
127 Costa Rica 16.25 births/1,000 population 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 16.11 births/1,000 population 2013
128 Antigua and Barbuda 16.07 births/1,000 population 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 15.95 births/1,000 population 2013
=129 The Bahamas 15.81 births/1,000 population 2013
=129 New Caledonia 15.81 births/1,000 population 2013
131 French Polynesia 15.7 births/1,000 population 2013
132 United Arab Emirates 15.65 births/1,000 population 2013
133 Dominica 15.61 births/1,000 population 2013
134 Ireland 15.5 births/1,000 population 2013
135 Maldives 15.38 births/1,000 population 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 15.08 births/1,000 population 2013
136 Guadeloupe 15.05 births/1,000 population 2006
137 Brazil 14.97 births/1,000 population 2013
138 Cook Islands 14.93 births/1,000 population 2013
139 Seychelles 14.85 births/1,000 population 2013
140 Lebanon 14.79 births/1,000 population 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 14.75 births/1,000 population 2013
141 Greenland 14.57 births/1,000 population 2013
142 North Korea 14.49 births/1,000 population 2013
143 Netherlands Antilles 14.37 births/1,000 population 2008
=144 Gibraltar 14.19 births/1,000 population 2013
=144 Saint Lucia 14.19 births/1,000 population 2013
146 Bahrain 14.16 births/1,000 population 2013
=147 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.12 births/1,000 population 2013
=147 Chile 14.12 births/1,000 population 2013
149 Trinidad and Tobago 14.07 births/1,000 population 2013
150 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.79 births/1,000 population 2013
=151 Wallis and Futuna 13.74 births/1,000 population 2013
=151 Martinique 13.74 births/1,000 population 2006
153 United States 13.66 births/1,000 population 2013
154 Mauritius 13.62 births/1,000 population 2013
155 New Zealand 13.48 births/1,000 population 2013
156 Faroe Islands 13.36 births/1,000 population 2013
157 Uruguay 13.28 births/1,000 population 2013
158 Iceland 13.15 births/1,000 population 2013
159 Armenia 12.86 births/1,000 population 2013
160 Anguilla 12.82 births/1,000 population 2013
161 Aruba 12.72 births/1,000 population 2013
162 Thailand 12.66 births/1,000 population 2013
163 France 12.6 births/1,000 population 2013
164 Albania 12.57 births/1,000 population 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 12.45 births/1,000 population 2013
165 Moldova 12.38 births/1,000 population 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 12.38 births/1,000 population 2013
166 United Kingdom 12.26 births/1,000 population 2013
167 China 12.25 births/1,000 population 2013
168 Australia 12.23 births/1,000 population 2013
169 Cayman Islands 12.17 births/1,000 population 2013
170 Russia 12.11 births/1,000 population 2013
171 Barbados 12.1 births/1,000 population 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 11.93 births/1,000 population 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 11.74 births/1,000 population 2013
=172 Luxembourg 11.72 births/1,000 population 2013
=172 Republic of Macedonia 11.72 births/1,000 population 2013
174 Cyprus 11.45 births/1,000 population 2013
175 Bermuda 11.39 births/1,000 population 2013
176 Jersey 11.38 births/1,000 population 2013
177 Montserrat 11.37 births/1,000 population 2013
178 Puerto Rico 11.28 births/1,000 population 2013
179 Isle of Man 11.27 births/1,000 population 2013
180 Belarus 10.99 births/1,000 population 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 10.96 births/1,000 population 2013
181 Palau 10.9 births/1,000 population 2013
182 Netherlands 10.85 births/1,000 population 2013
183 Norway 10.8 births/1,000 population 2013
184 British Virgin Islands 10.78 births/1,000 population 2013
185 Montenegro 10.75 births/1,000 population 2013
186 Georgia 10.72 births/1,000 population 2013
187 Virgin Islands 10.69 births/1,000 population 2013
188 Liechtenstein 10.67 births/1,000 population 2013
189 Saint Helena 10.65 births/1,000 population 2011
Europe average (profile) 10.63 births/1,000 population 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 10.63 births/1,000 population 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 10.62 births/1,000 population 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 10.62 births/1,000 population 2013
190 Switzerland 10.45 births/1,000 population 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 10.44 births/1,000 population 2013
191 Estonia 10.38 births/1,000 population 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 10.37 births/1,000 population 2013
192 Finland 10.36 births/1,000 population 2013
193 Sweden 10.33 births/1,000 population 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 10.29 births/1,000 population 2013
194 Canada 10.28 births/1,000 population 2013
=195 Slovakia 10.27 births/1,000 population 2013
=195 Malta 10.27 births/1,000 population 2013
197 Denmark 10.2 births/1,000 population 2013
198 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 10.19 births/1,000 population 2013
European Union average (profile) 10.17 births/1,000 population 2013
199 Spain 10.14 births/1,000 population 2013
200 Qatar 10.08 births/1,000 population 2013
201 Belgium 10 births/1,000 population 2013
202 Guernsey 9.95 births/1,000 population 2013
203 Cuba 9.92 births/1,000 population 2013
204 Latvia 9.91 births/1,000 population 2013
205 Poland 9.88 births/1,000 population 2013
206 European Union 9.83 births/1,000 population 2010
207 Portugal 9.59 births/1,000 population 2013
208 Croatia 9.53 births/1,000 population 2013
209 Ukraine 9.52 births/1,000 population 2013
210 Romania 9.4 births/1,000 population 2013
211 Hungary 9.37 births/1,000 population 2013
212 Lithuania 9.36 births/1,000 population 2013
213 Serbia and Montenegro 9.19 births/1,000 population 2011
214 Serbia 9.15 births/1,000 population 2013
215 Bulgaria 9.07 births/1,000 population 2013
216 Macau 9.03 births/1,000 population 2013
=217 Italy 8.94 births/1,000 population 2013
=217 Greece 8.94 births/1,000 population 2013
219 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.92 births/1,000 population 2013
220 Andorra 8.88 births/1,000 population 2013
221 San Marino 8.78 births/1,000 population 2013
222 Austria 8.73 births/1,000 population 2013
223 Slovenia 8.66 births/1,000 population 2013
224 Taiwan 8.61 births/1,000 population 2013
225 Czech Republic 8.55 births/1,000 population 2013
226 Germany 8.37 births/1,000 population 2013
227 South Korea 8.33 births/1,000 population 2013
228 Japan 8.23 births/1,000 population 2013
229 Singapore 7.91 births/1,000 population 2013
230 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7.79 births/1,000 population 2013
231 Hong Kong 7.58 births/1,000 population 2013
232 Monaco 6.79 births/1,000 population 2013
=233 Cocos (Keeling) Islands -9 births/1,000 population 2012
=233 Christmas Island -9 births/1,000 population 2012
=233 Svalbard -9 births/1,000 population 2012
=233 Pitcairn Islands -9 births/1,000 population 2012
=233 Norfolk Island -9 births/1,000 population 2012
=233 Niue -9 births/1,000 population 2012
=233 Tokelau -9 births/1,000 population 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Birth rate. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Birth-rate

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Interesting observations about People > Birth rate

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Australians are giving their all for their country. In the six months ending in September, there were 133,400 births in Australia, the most for a half-year period in 14 years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The increase in births follows the Australian government's May 2004 announcement that it would give mothers $2,319 for each baby born after July 1 last year.

The government announcement was a response to a falling birth-rate that was contributing to the prospect of a future labor shortage and a shrinking pool of taxpayers. When making the announcement in May, the government suggested that two children per couple were not enough to offset the aging population and that couples should have a third child for the sake of their country.

Posted on 30 Mar 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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Birth rates are an important indicator of and factor in development, and tracking trends in birth rates and fertility is critical to government planning.

Birth and fertility rates, together with crude death rates, determine population growth.

Historically, birth rates have fallen with economic development. It is no coincidence that countries with the highest birth, fertility and population growth rates are also among the poorest. Not one appears among the top 50 countries in terms of purchasing power parity.

Posted on 20 Jan 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

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What is the difference between crude birth rates and fertility rates?
Crude birth rates measure births in the total population, while total fertility rates are defined as the average number of children a woman would have during her childbearing years (usually between ages 15-44).

What does economic development have to do with delayed marriages and smaller families?

Most underdeveloped economies are characterized by informal, family-dependent occupations and poor healthcare and civic facilities, leading to high infant and child mortality. With the dependence on family members to work fragmented parcels of land and at other family occupations, the uncertainty about childrens survival, as well as the poor access to contraception leads to larger families. At the same time, this encourages early marriage.

It’s interesting that a majority of the countries with high birth rates also have high infant mortality rates.

Posted on 20 Jan 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

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Utah, fortunately is not at a higher live birth rate than Uganda, Niger, Mali, etc. Why would you imagine Utah to be exceeding some Oceanless Desert African Nation. You scared me. Utah's only excuse could be that it is mostly mormon.

Your gross number calculate a LBR of 18.8/1000 (for 2010)
Utah continued to report the highest birth rate in the U.S. with 18.2 live births per 1,000 total population in 2011.

Posted on 13 Mar 2013

Overpopulation bad

Overpopulation bad

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The birth rate in Utah, USA is the highest in the world at 52.98. In 2010, population is 2,763,885 live births of 52,164.

Posted on 18 Jan 2012

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