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People > Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Fertility rate, total (births per woman). Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Niger 7.58 2011
2 Mali 6.85 2011
3 Somalia 6.77 2011
4 Chad 6.49 2011
5 Burundi 6.21 2011
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.15 2011
7 Angola 6.1 2011
8 Uganda 6.06 2011
9 Nigeria 6.02 2011
10 The Gambia 5.79 2011
11 Burkina Faso 5.78 2011
12 Zambia 5.77 2011
13 Malawi 5.55 2011
14 East Timor 5.45 2011
15 Afghanistan 5.39 2011
16 Tanzania 5.36 2011
17 Mozambique 5.34 2011
18 South Sudan 5.1 2011
19 Guinea 5.09 2011
20 Guinea-Bissau 5.05 2011
21 Republic of the Congo 5.05 2011
22 Equatorial Guinea 5.04 2011
23 Senegal 5.02 2011
24 Benin 5.01 2011
25 Liberia 4.95 2011
26 Cameroon 4.94 2011
failed states average (profile) 4.93 2011
27 Cote d'Ivoire 4.91 2011
28 Eritrea 4.88 2011
29 Sierra Leone 4.86 2011
30 Comoros 4.85 2011
31 Mauritania 4.78 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.78 2011
32 Ethiopia 4.77 2011
33 Togo 4.75 2011
34 Rwanda 4.73 2011
35 Madagascar 4.59 2011
36 Sudan 4.56 2011
=37 Central African Republic 4.54 2011
=37 Kenya 4.54 2011
39 Marshall Islands 4.5 2007
40 Yemen 4.35 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.3 2011
41 Samoa 4.28 2011
42 Sao Tome and Principe 4.22 2011
43 Gabon 4.18 2011
44 Solomon Islands 4.17 2011
45 Iraq 4.15 2011
46 Ghana 3.98 2011
47 Guatemala 3.91 2011
48 Papua New Guinea 3.9 2011
49 Tonga 3.86 2011
50 Tajikistan 3.81 2011
51 Zimbabwe 3.64 2011
52 Djibouti 3.53 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.52 2011
53 Swaziland 3.48 2011
54 Vanuatu 3.46 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 3.44 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 3.42 2011
55 Federated States of Micronesia 3.4 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 3.4 2011
56 Jordan 3.39 2011
57 Pakistan 3.35 2011
58 Bolivia 3.31 2011
59 Haiti 3.28 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.2 2011
60 Laos 3.2 2011
South Asia average (profile) 3.17 2011
61 Namibia 3.17 2011
62 Lesotho 3.15 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 3.12 2011
63 Philippines 3.11 2011
64 Honduras 3.1 2011
65 Kyrgyzstan 3.06 2011
66 Syria 3.04 2011
67 Kiribati 3.01 2011
68 Israel 3 2011
69 Paraguay 2.93 2011
70 Cambodia 2.93 2011
71 Oman 2.9 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 2.88 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.87 2011
72 Egypt 2.85 2011
73 Algeria 2.83 2011
74 Saudi Arabia 2.76 2011
75 Belize 2.76 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 2.73 2011
76 Botswana 2.71 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.7 2011
=77 Morocco 2.65 2011
=77 Kuwait 2.65 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 2.65 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 2.64 2011
79 Fiji 2.64 2011
80 Guyana 2.64 2011
81 Ecuador 2.62 2011
82 Kazakhstan 2.59 2011
83 Nicaragua 2.58 2011
84 Dominican Republic 2.55 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 2.55 2011
85 India 2.53 2011
86 Panama 2.52 2011
87 Uzbekistan 2.5 2011
88 Nepal 2.5 2011
89 Peru 2.48 2011
90 Libya 2.47 2011
91 Guam 2.45 2011
92 Mongolia 2.45 2011
93 Venezuela 2.44 2011
94 South Africa 2.44 2011
95 Indonesia 2.4 2011
96 Turkmenistan 2.38 2011
97 Cape Verde 2.38 2011
98 Sri Lanka 2.35 2011
99 Colombia 2.35 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2.34 2011
100 Bhutan 2.32 2011
101 Suriname 2.32 2011
102 Maldives 2.31 2011
103 Jamaica 2.31 2011
104 Mexico 2.25 2011
105 Bangladesh 2.24 2011
106 El Salvador 2.24 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 2.23 2011
107 Grenada 2.22 2011
108 Argentina 2.2 2011
=109 Kosovo 2.2 2011
=109 Curacao 2.2 2010
111 New Caledonia 2.17 2011
112 Tunisia 2.13 2011
=113 Bahrain 2.12 2011
=113 Antigua and Barbuda 2.12 2011
115 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.11 2002
=116 Greenland 2.1 2011
=116 New Zealand 2.1 2011
=116 Seychelles 2.1 2011
119 French Polynesia 2.09 2011
120 Turkey 2.08 2011
121 Uruguay 2.07 2011
122 Qatar 2.06 2011
123 Ireland 2.05 2011
124 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.05 2011
125 Brunei 2.03 2011
126 France 2.03 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.03 2011
127 Iceland 2.02 2011
128 North Korea 2 2011
129 Malaysia 1.99 2011
=130 United Kingdom 1.98 2011
=130 Burma 1.98 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.97 2011
132 Saint Lucia 1.96 2011
133 Azerbaijan 1.92 2011
134 Iran 1.91 2011
=135 Dominica 1.9 2003
=135 Sweden 1.9 2011
137 The Bahamas 1.9 2011
138 United States 1.89 2011
139 Norway 1.88 2011
140 Australia 1.87 2011
141 Chile 1.84 2011
142 Barbados 1.84 2011
143 United Arab Emirates 1.84 2011
144 Belgium 1.84 2011
145 Finland 1.83 2011
146 Costa Rica 1.83 2011
=147 Georgia 1.82 2011
=147 Brazil 1.82 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 1.81 2011
149 Trinidad and Tobago 1.8 2011
150 St. Martin (French part) 1.8 2011
151 Vietnam 1.79 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1.79 2009
152 Bermuda 1.76 2011
=153 Netherlands 1.76 2011
=153 Lithuania 1.76 2011
155 Denmark 1.75 2011
156 Albania 1.75 2011
157 Armenia 1.74 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 1.72 2011
158 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1.7 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.7 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.7 2011
=159 Liechtenstein 1.69 2011
=159 Aruba 1.69 2011
161 Montenegro 1.69 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.67 2011
162 China 1.66 2011
163 Puerto Rico 1.65 2011
164 Isle of Man 1.65 2002
165 Canada 1.63 2011
Europe average (profile) 1.61 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 1.59 2011
166 European Union 1.57 2011
167 Slovenia 1.56 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 1.56 2011
European Union average (profile) 1.56 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.54 2011
168 Russia 1.54 2011
169 Palau 1.53 2000
=170 Luxembourg 1.52 2011
=170 Estonia 1.52 2011
=170 Switzerland 1.52 2011
=173 Bulgaria 1.51 2011
=173 Belarus 1.51 2011
175 Lebanon 1.5 2011
176 Cyprus 1.47 2011
177 Moldova 1.47 2011
178 Croatia 1.46 2011
=179 Cuba 1.46 2011
=179 Ukraine 1.46 2011
=181 Slovakia 1.45 2011
=181 Mauritius 1.45 2011
183 Channel Islands 1.44 2011
184 Republic of Macedonia 1.44 2011
=185 Greece 1.43 2011
=185 Czech Republic 1.43 2011
187 Thailand 1.43 2011
188 Austria 1.42 2011
189 Italy 1.41 2011
190 Japan 1.39 2011
191 Malta 1.38 2011
=192 Serbia 1.36 2011
=192 Spain 1.36 2011
=192 Germany 1.36 2011
195 Portugal 1.35 2011
196 Latvia 1.34 2011
197 Poland 1.3 2011
198 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.25 2011
199 Romania 1.25 2011
200 South Korea 1.24 2011
201 Hungary 1.23 2011
202 Andorra 1.22 2010
203 Hong Kong 1.2 2011
204 Singapore 1.2 2011
205 Macau 1.03 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Repot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Fertility/Fertility-rate,-total/Births-per-woman

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