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People > Total fertility rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their child-bearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate 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 growth in the country. High rates will also place some limits on the labor force participation rates for women. Large numbers of children born to women indicate large family sizes that might limit the ability of the families to feed and educate their children.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Niger 7.03 children born/woman 2013
2 Mali 6.25 children born/woman 2013
3 Somalia 6.17 children born/woman 2013
4 Uganda 6.06 children born/woman 2013
5 Burkina Faso 6 children born/woman 2013
6 Burundi 5.99 children born/woman 2013
7 Zambia 5.81 children born/woman 2013
8 Afghanistan 5.54 children born/woman 2013
9 South Sudan 5.54 children born/woman 2013
10 Congo, Republic of the 5.49 children born/woman 2013
11 Angola 5.49 children born/woman 2013
12 Mozambique 5.34 children born/woman 2013
13 Ethiopia 5.31 children born/woman 2013
14 Nigeria 5.31 children born/woman 2013
15 Malawi 5.26 children born/woman 2013
16 East Timor 5.22 children born/woman 2013
17 Benin 5.13 children born/woman 2013
18 Tanzania 5.01 children born/woman 2013
19 Guinea 4.99 children born/woman 2013
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.95 children born/woman 2013
21 Liberia 4.92 children born/woman 2013
22 Sierra Leone 4.87 children born/woman 2013
23 Sao Tome and Principe 4.81 children born/woman 2013
24 Chad 4.8 children born/woman 2013
25 Equatorial Guinea 4.74 children born/woman 2013
26 Rwanda 4.71 children born/woman 2013
27 Senegal 4.61 children born/woman 2013
28 Togo 4.58 children born/woman 2013
29 Central African Republic 4.52 children born/woman 2013
30 Gabon 4.52 children born/woman 2013
failed states average (profile) 4.45 children born/woman 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.42 children born/woman 2013
31 Gaza Strip 4.41 children born/woman 2013
32 Guinea-Bissau 4.37 children born/woman 2013
33 Madagascar 4.36 children born/woman 2013
34 Yemen 4.27 children born/woman 2013
35 Eritrea 4.25 children born/woman 2013
36 Mauritania 4.15 children born/woman 2013
37 Western Sahara 4.15 children born/woman 2013
38 Ghana 4.12 children born/woman 2013
39 Sudan 4.05 children born/woman 2013
40 Cameroon 4 children born/woman 2013
41 Mayotte 4 children born/woman 2011
42 The Gambia 3.98 children born/woman 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.94 children born/woman 2013
43 Comoros 3.93 children born/woman 2013
44 Kenya 3.76 children born/woman 2013
45 Cote d'Ivoire 3.73 children born/woman 2013
46 Zimbabwe 3.58 children born/woman 2013
47 Iraq 3.5 children born/woman 2013
48 Vanuatu 3.47 children born/woman 2013
49 Tonga 3.46 children born/woman 2013
50 Solomon Islands 3.44 children born/woman 2013
51 Jordan 3.32 children born/woman 2013
52 Papua New Guinea 3.31 children born/woman 2013
53 Marshall Islands 3.29 children born/woman 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.23 children born/woman 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 3.14 children born/woman 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 3.14 children born/woman 2013
South Asia average (profile) 3.12 children born/woman 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 3.1 children born/woman 2013
54 Philippines 3.1 children born/woman 2013
55 Belize 3.08 children born/woman 2013
56 Guatemala 3.08 children born/woman 2013
57 Tuvalu 3.06 children born/woman 2013
58 American Samoa 3.04 children born/woman 2013
59 Samoa 3.03 children born/woman 2013
60 Nauru 2.98 children born/woman 2013
61 French Guiana 2.98 children born/woman 2006
62 Laos 2.98 children born/woman 2013
63 Swaziland 2.96 children born/woman 2013
64 Pakistan 2.96 children born/woman 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.95 children born/woman 2013
65 Honduras 2.94 children born/woman 2013
66 West Bank 2.91 children born/woman 2013
67 Egypt 2.9 children born/woman 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 2.89 children born/woman 2013
68 Haiti 2.88 children born/woman 2013
69 Bolivia 2.87 children born/woman 2013
70 Oman 2.86 children born/woman 2013
71 Lesotho 2.83 children born/woman 2013
72 Tajikistan 2.8 children born/woman 2013
73 Algeria 2.78 children born/woman 2013
74 Syria 2.77 children born/woman 2013
75 Cambodia 2.72 children born/woman 2013
76 Kyrgyzstan 2.71 children born/woman 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 2.69 children born/woman 2013
77 Federated States of Micronesia 2.68 children born/woman 2012
78 Israel 2.65 children born/woman 2013
79 Kiribati 2.63 children born/woman 2013
80 Malaysia 2.61 children born/woman 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.6 children born/woman 2013
81 Kuwait 2.56 children born/woman 2013
82 India 2.55 children born/woman 2013
83 Djibouti 2.55 children born/woman 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.55 children born/woman 2013
84 Fiji 2.54 children born/woman 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 2.5 children born/woman 2013
85 Bangladesh 2.5 children born/woman 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 2.49 children born/woman 2013
86 Reunion 2.45 children born/woman 2006
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 2.45 children born/woman 2013
87 Botswana 2.41 children born/woman 2013
88 Guam 2.41 children born/woman 2013
89 Panama 2.4 children born/woman 2013
90 Dominican Republic 2.39 children born/woman 2013
91 Cape Verde 2.39 children born/woman 2013
92 Faroe Islands 2.39 children born/woman 2013
93 Kazakhstan 2.38 children born/woman 2013
94 Venezuela 2.37 children born/woman 2013
95 United Arab Emirates 2.37 children born/woman 2013
96 Nepal 2.36 children born/woman 2013
97 Ecuador 2.33 children born/woman 2013
98 Namibia 2.33 children born/woman 2013
99 Cook Islands 2.31 children born/woman 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 2.28 children born/woman 2013
100 Argentina 2.27 children born/woman 2013
101 Mexico 2.25 children born/woman 2013
102 Peru 2.25 children born/woman 2013
103 South Africa 2.25 children born/woman 2013
104 Saudi Arabia 2.21 children born/woman 2013
105 Guyana 2.21 children born/woman 2013
106 Burma 2.21 children born/woman 2013
107 Indonesia 2.2 children born/woman 2013
108 Mongolia 2.18 children born/woman 2013
109 Morocco 2.17 children born/woman 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 2.16 children born/woman 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 2.15 children born/woman 2013
110 Sri Lanka 2.15 children born/woman 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2.14 children born/woman 2013
111 Turkmenistan 2.12 children born/woman 2013
112 Grenada 2.12 children born/woman 2013
113 Turkey 2.1 children born/woman 2013
114 Colombia 2.1 children born/woman 2013
115 Libya 2.09 children born/woman 2013
116 Jamaica 2.09 children born/woman 2013
117 France 2.08 children born/woman 2013
118 Greenland 2.08 children born/woman 2013
119 Bhutan 2.07 children born/woman 2013
120 Dominica 2.06 children born/woman 2013
121 New Zealand 2.06 children born/woman 2013
122 United States 2.06 children born/woman 2013
123 Northern Mariana Islands 2.05 children born/woman 2013
124 Suriname 2.04 children born/woman 2013
125 Antigua and Barbuda 2.04 children born/woman 2013
126 Nicaragua 2.03 children born/woman 2013
127 New Caledonia 2.02 children born/woman 2013
128 Ireland 2.01 children born/woman 2013
129 Paraguay 2.01 children born/woman 2013
130 Tunisia 2.01 children born/woman 2013
131 El Salvador 1.99 children born/woman 2013
132 North Korea 1.99 children born/woman 2013
133 Netherlands Antilles 1.98 children born/woman 2008
134 The Bahamas 1.97 children born/woman 2013
135 French Polynesia 1.97 children born/woman 2013
136 Bermuda 1.96 children born/woman 2013
137 Isle of Man 1.95 children born/woman 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.93 children born/woman 2013
138 Gibraltar 1.93 children born/woman 2013
139 Qatar 1.92 children born/woman 2013
140 Azerbaijan 1.92 children born/woman 2013
141 Costa Rica 1.91 children born/woman 2013
142 Guadeloupe 1.9 children born/woman 2006
143 United Kingdom 1.9 children born/woman 2013
144 Seychelles 1.89 children born/woman 2013
145 Iceland 1.88 children born/woman 2013
146 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.87 children born/woman 2013
147 Vietnam 1.87 children born/woman 2013
148 Cayman Islands 1.86 children born/woman 2013
149 Iran 1.86 children born/woman 2013
150 Uruguay 1.86 children born/woman 2013
151 Chile 1.85 children born/woman 2013
152 Aruba 1.84 children born/woman 2013
153 Bahrain 1.83 children born/woman 2013
154 Uzbekistan 1.83 children born/woman 2013
155 Brunei 1.83 children born/woman 2013
156 Brazil 1.81 children born/woman 2013
157 Martinique 1.79 children born/woman 2006
158 Netherlands 1.78 children born/woman 2013
159 Mauritius 1.78 children born/woman 2013
160 Maldives 1.78 children born/woman 2013
161 Saint Lucia 1.78 children born/woman 2013
162 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.78 children born/woman 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.77 children born/woman 2013
163 Wallis and Futuna 1.77 children born/woman 2013
164 Norway 1.77 children born/woman 2013
165 Virgin Islands 1.77 children born/woman 2013
166 Luxembourg 1.77 children born/woman 2013
167 Australia 1.77 children born/woman 2013
168 Lebanon 1.75 children born/woman 2013
169 Anguilla 1.75 children born/woman 2013
170 Finland 1.73 children born/woman 2013
171 Denmark 1.73 children born/woman 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1.72 children born/woman 2013
172 Palau 1.72 children born/woman 2013
173 Trinidad and Tobago 1.71 children born/woman 2013
174 Turks and Caicos Islands 1.7 children born/woman 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 1.7 children born/woman 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.69 children born/woman 2013
175 Liechtenstein 1.69 children born/woman 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 1.69 children born/woman 2013
176 Barbados 1.68 children born/woman 2013
177 Sweden 1.67 children born/woman 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.66 children born/woman 2013
178 Jersey 1.66 children born/woman 2013
179 Thailand 1.66 children born/woman 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.66 children born/woman 2013
180 Belgium 1.65 children born/woman 2013
181 Puerto Rico 1.64 children born/woman 2013
182 Russia 1.61 children born/woman 2013
183 Canada 1.59 children born/woman 2013
184 Republic of Macedonia 1.59 children born/woman 2013
185 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 1.57 children born/woman 2013
186 Saint Helena 1.57 children born/woman 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 1.56 children born/woman 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 1.55 children born/woman 2013
187 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1.55 children born/woman 2013
188 Moldova 1.55 children born/woman 2013
189 China 1.55 children born/woman 2013
Europe average (profile) 1.55 children born/woman 2013
190 Guernsey 1.54 children born/woman 2013
European Union average (profile) 1.53 children born/woman 2013
191 Switzerland 1.53 children born/woman 2013
192 Malta 1.53 children born/woman 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 1.52 children born/woman 2013
193 Monaco 1.51 children born/woman 2013
194 Portugal 1.51 children born/woman 2013
195 European Union 1.51 children born/woman 2010
196 Albania 1.49 children born/woman 2013
197 Spain 1.48 children born/woman 2013
198 San Marino 1.48 children born/woman 2013
199 Georgia 1.46 children born/woman 2013
200 Cyprus 1.46 children born/woman 2013
201 Cuba 1.46 children born/woman 2013
202 Belarus 1.46 children born/woman 2013
203 Estonia 1.45 children born/woman 2013
204 Croatia 1.45 children born/woman 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.43 children born/woman 2013
205 Bulgaria 1.43 children born/woman 2013
206 Austria 1.42 children born/woman 2013
207 Germany 1.42 children born/woman 2013
208 Italy 1.41 children born/woman 2013
209 Hungary 1.41 children born/woman 2013
210 Serbia 1.41 children born/woman 2013
211 Serbia and Montenegro 1.4 children born/woman 2011
212 Greece 1.4 children born/woman 2013
213 Slovakia 1.39 children born/woman 2013
214 Armenia 1.39 children born/woman 2013
215 Japan 1.39 children born/woman 2013
216 Andorra 1.37 children born/woman 2013
217 Latvia 1.34 children born/woman 2013
218 Slovenia 1.32 children born/woman 2013
219 Poland 1.32 children born/woman 2013
220 Romania 1.31 children born/woman 2013
221 Czech Republic 1.29 children born/woman 2013
222 Ukraine 1.29 children born/woman 2013
223 Lithuania 1.28 children born/woman 2013
224 Montserrat 1.28 children born/woman 2013
225 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.25 children born/woman 2013
226 South Korea 1.24 children born/woman 2013
227 British Virgin Islands 1.24 children born/woman 2013
228 Hong Kong 1.11 children born/woman 2013
229 Taiwan 1.11 children born/woman 2013
230 Macau 0.93 children born/woman 2013
231 Singapore 0.79 children born/woman 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Total fertility 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/Total-fertility-rate

People > Total fertility rate: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

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Norways total fertility rate was 1.96 in 2008. Not 1.78 as stated in the table.
Source:
http://www.ssb.no/en/fodte/tab-2009-04-02-05-en.html

How reliable are the numbers presented here? Does anyone noe better sources?

Posted on 17 Jan 2010

Nerd

Nerd

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Ok, there are hoo ha over the recent report that Malaysia's TFR is at 2.2, rather than 2.9 something. How can we confirm this fact?

Posted on 25 Nov 2009

Alan

Alan

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In Lithuania now it's 1.47 per woman

Posted on 06 Nov 2009

Lithuanian20

Lithuanian20

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My country is so f-uped that people don't wanna breed anymore. Or Maybe for once in 5000 years, women of my nation feel liberated in this respect!

Posted on 07 Sep 2009

ng

ng

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It seems that even if you fix the numbers in error on this table the point is the same. Nations fail to follow God's general revelation from the Bible to keep personal responsibility, marriage, family, government and nationalism all in check by keeping corruption out of them. Those nations will be removed from history. Nations that heed God's advice are sustained within a four generational cycle so maybe poor people have more going for them than we think.

Posted on 18 Aug 2009

T.F.

T.F.

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Most of the data in this table is wrong. Check for example the latest TFR of UK or Sweden in their respective statistical office to confirm. UK is 1.95 in 2008, not 1.66. Sweden is 1.91, not 1.67. Finland is 1.85, not 1.73.

Posted on 21 Jul 2009

Frederic Payeur

Frederic Payeur

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