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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..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 NigerNiger 7.03 children born/woman 2013
2 MaliMali 6.25 children born/woman 2013
3 SomaliaSomalia 6.17 children born/woman 2013
4 UgandaUganda 6.06 children born/woman 2013
5 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 6 children born/woman 2013
6 BurundiBurundi 5.99 children born/woman 2013
7 ZambiaZambia 5.81 children born/woman 2013
8 AfghanistanAfghanistan 5.54 children born/woman 2013
9 South SudanSouth Sudan 5.54 children born/woman 2013
10 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 5.49 children born/woman 2013
11 AngolaAngola 5.49 children born/woman 2013
12 MozambiqueMozambique 5.34 children born/woman 2013
13 EthiopiaEthiopia 5.31 children born/woman 2013
14 NigeriaNigeria 5.31 children born/woman 2013
15 MalawiMalawi 5.26 children born/woman 2013
16 East TimorEast Timor 5.22 children born/woman 2013
17 BeninBenin 5.13 children born/woman 2013
18 TanzaniaTanzania 5.01 children born/woman 2013
19 GuineaGuinea 4.99 children born/woman 2013
20 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 4.95 children born/woman 2013
21 LiberiaLiberia 4.92 children born/woman 2013
22 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 4.87 children born/woman 2013
23 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 4.81 children born/woman 2013
24 ChadChad 4.8 children born/woman 2013
25 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 4.74 children born/woman 2013
26 RwandaRwanda 4.71 children born/woman 2013
27 SenegalSenegal 4.61 children born/woman 2013
28 TogoTogo 4.58 children born/woman 2013
29 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 4.52 children born/woman 2013
30 GabonGabon 4.52 children born/woman 2013
31 Gaza StripGaza Strip 4.41 children born/woman 2013
32 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 4.37 children born/woman 2013
33 MadagascarMadagascar 4.36 children born/woman 2013
34 YemenYemen 4.27 children born/woman 2013
35 EritreaEritrea 4.25 children born/woman 2013
36 MauritaniaMauritania 4.15 children born/woman 2013
37 Western SaharaWestern Sahara 4.15 children born/woman 2013
38 GhanaGhana 4.12 children born/woman 2013
39 SudanSudan 4.05 children born/woman 2013
40 CameroonCameroon 4 children born/woman 2013
41 MayotteMayotte 4 children born/woman 2011
42 The GambiaThe Gambia 3.98 children born/woman 2013
43 ComorosComoros 3.93 children born/woman 2013
44 KenyaKenya 3.76 children born/woman 2013
45 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 3.73 children born/woman 2013
46 ZimbabweZimbabwe 3.58 children born/woman 2013
47 IraqIraq 3.5 children born/woman 2013
48 VanuatuVanuatu 3.47 children born/woman 2013
49 TongaTonga 3.46 children born/woman 2013
50 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 3.44 children born/woman 2013
51 JordanJordan 3.32 children born/woman 2013
52 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 3.31 children born/woman 2013
53 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 3.29 children born/woman 2013
54 PhilippinesPhilippines 3.1 children born/woman 2013
55 BelizeBelize 3.08 children born/woman 2013
56 GuatemalaGuatemala 3.08 children born/woman 2013
57 TuvaluTuvalu 3.06 children born/woman 2013
58 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 3.04 children born/woman 2013
59 SamoaSamoa 3.03 children born/woman 2013
60 NauruNauru 2.98 children born/woman 2013
61 French GuianaFrench Guiana 2.98 children born/woman 2006
62 LaosLaos 2.98 children born/woman 2013
63 SwazilandSwaziland 2.96 children born/woman 2013
64 PakistanPakistan 2.96 children born/woman 2013
65 HondurasHonduras 2.94 children born/woman 2013
66 West BankWest Bank 2.91 children born/woman 2013
67 EgyptEgypt 2.9 children born/woman 2013
68 HaitiHaiti 2.88 children born/woman 2013
69 BoliviaBolivia 2.87 children born/woman 2013
70 OmanOman 2.86 children born/woman 2013
71 LesothoLesotho 2.83 children born/woman 2013
72 TajikistanTajikistan 2.8 children born/woman 2013
73 AlgeriaAlgeria 2.78 children born/woman 2013
74 SyriaSyria 2.77 children born/woman 2013
75 CambodiaCambodia 2.72 children born/woman 2013
76 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 2.71 children born/woman 2013
77 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 2.68 children born/woman 2012
78 IsraelIsrael 2.65 children born/woman 2013
79 KiribatiKiribati 2.63 children born/woman 2013
80 MalaysiaMalaysia 2.61 children born/woman 2013
81 KuwaitKuwait 2.56 children born/woman 2013
82 IndiaIndia 2.55 children born/woman 2013
83 DjiboutiDjibouti 2.55 children born/woman 2013
84 FijiFiji 2.54 children born/woman 2013
85 BangladeshBangladesh 2.5 children born/woman 2013
86 ReunionReunion 2.45 children born/woman 2006
87 BotswanaBotswana 2.41 children born/woman 2013
88 GuamGuam 2.41 children born/woman 2013
89 PanamaPanama 2.4 children born/woman 2013
90 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 2.39 children born/woman 2013
91 Cape VerdeCape Verde 2.39 children born/woman 2013
92 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands 2.39 children born/woman 2013
93 KazakhstanKazakhstan 2.38 children born/woman 2013
94 VenezuelaVenezuela 2.37 children born/woman 2013
95 United Arab EmiratesUAE 2.37 children born/woman 2013
96 NepalNepal 2.36 children born/woman 2013
97 EcuadorEcuador 2.33 children born/woman 2013
98 NamibiaNamibia 2.33 children born/woman 2013
99 Cook IslandsCook Islands 2.31 children born/woman 2013
100 ArgentinaArgentina 2.27 children born/woman 2013
101 MexicoMexico 2.25 children born/woman 2013
102 PeruPeru 2.25 children born/woman 2013
103 South AfricaSouth Africa 2.25 children born/woman 2013
104 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 2.21 children born/woman 2013
105 GuyanaGuyana 2.21 children born/woman 2013
106 BurmaBurma 2.21 children born/woman 2013
107 IndonesiaIndonesia 2.2 children born/woman 2013
108 MongoliaMongolia 2.18 children born/woman 2013
109 MoroccoMorocco 2.17 children born/woman 2013
110 Sri LankaSri Lanka 2.15 children born/woman 2013
111 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 2.12 children born/woman 2013
112 GrenadaGrenada 2.12 children born/woman 2013
113 TurkeyTurkey 2.1 children born/woman 2013
114 ColombiaColombia 2.1 children born/woman 2013
115 LibyaLibya 2.09 children born/woman 2013
116 JamaicaJamaica 2.09 children born/woman 2013
117 FranceFrance 2.08 children born/woman 2013
118 GreenlandGreenland 2.08 children born/woman 2013
119 BhutanBhutan 2.07 children born/woman 2013
120 DominicaDominica 2.06 children born/woman 2013
121 New ZealandNew Zealand 2.06 children born/woman 2013
122 United StatesUnited States 2.06 children born/woman 2013
123 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana 2.05 children born/woman 2013
124 SurinameSuriname 2.04 children born/woman 2013
125 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 2.04 children born/woman 2013
126 NicaraguaNicaragua 2.03 children born/woman 2013
127 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 2.02 children born/woman 2013
128 IrelandIreland 2.01 children born/woman 2013
129 ParaguayParaguay 2.01 children born/woman 2013
130 TunisiaTunisia 2.01 children born/woman 2013
131 El SalvadorEl Salvador 1.99 children born/woman 2013
132 North KoreaNorth Korea 1.99 children born/woman 2013
133 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 1.98 children born/woman 2008
134 The BahamasThe Bahamas 1.97 children born/woman 2013
135 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 1.97 children born/woman 2013
136 BermudaBermuda 1.96 children born/woman 2013
137 Isle of ManIsle of Man 1.95 children born/woman 2013
138 GibraltarGibraltar 1.93 children born/woman 2013
139 QatarQatar 1.92 children born/woman 2013
140 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 1.92 children born/woman 2013
141 Costa RicaCosta Rica 1.91 children born/woman 2013
142 GuadeloupeGuadeloupe 1.9 children born/woman 2006
143 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 1.9 children born/woman 2013
144 SeychellesSeychelles 1.89 children born/woman 2013
145 IcelandIceland 1.88 children born/woman 2013
146 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 1.87 children born/woman 2013
147 VietnamVietnam 1.87 children born/woman 2013
148 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 1.86 children born/woman 2013
149 IranIran 1.86 children born/woman 2013
150 UruguayUruguay 1.86 children born/woman 2013
151 ChileChile 1.85 children born/woman 2013
152 ArubaAruba 1.84 children born/woman 2013
153 BahrainBahrain 1.83 children born/woman 2013
154 UzbekistanUzbekistan 1.83 children born/woman 2013
155 BruneiBrunei 1.83 children born/woman 2013
156 BrazilBrazil 1.81 children born/woman 2013
157 MartiniqueMartinique 1.79 children born/woman 2006
158 NetherlandsNetherlands 1.78 children born/woman 2013
159 MauritiusMauritius 1.78 children born/woman 2013
160 MaldivesMaldives 1.78 children born/woman 2013
161 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 1.78 children born/woman 2013
162 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 1.78 children born/woman 2013
163 Wallis and FutunaWallis+ 1.77 children born/woman 2013
164 NorwayNorway 1.77 children born/woman 2013
165 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 1.77 children born/woman 2013
166 LuxembourgLuxembourg 1.77 children born/woman 2013
167 AustraliaAustralia 1.77 children born/woman 2013
168 LebanonLebanon 1.75 children born/woman 2013
169 AnguillaAnguilla 1.75 children born/woman 2013
170 FinlandFinland 1.73 children born/woman 2013
171 DenmarkDenmark 1.73 children born/woman 2013
172 PalauPalau 1.72 children born/woman 2013
173 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 1.71 children born/woman 2013
174 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ 1.7 children born/woman 2013
175 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 1.69 children born/woman 2013
176 BarbadosBarbados 1.68 children born/woman 2013
177 SwedenSweden 1.67 children born/woman 2013
178 JerseyJersey 1.66 children born/woman 2013
179 ThailandThailand 1.66 children born/woman 2013
180 BelgiumBelgium 1.65 children born/woman 2013
181 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 1.64 children born/woman 2013
182 RussiaRussia 1.61 children born/woman 2013
183 CanadaCanada 1.59 children born/woman 2013
184 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 1.59 children born/woman 2013
185 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaSaint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 1.57 children born/woman 2013
186 Saint HelenaSaint Helena 1.57 children born/woman 2011
187 Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ 1.55 children born/woman 2013
188 MoldovaMoldova 1.55 children born/woman 2013
189 ChinaChina 1.55 children born/woman 2013
190 GuernseyGuernsey 1.54 children born/woman 2013
191 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1.53 children born/woman 2013
192 MaltaMalta 1.53 children born/woman 2013
193 MonacoMonaco 1.51 children born/woman 2013
194 PortugalPortugal 1.51 children born/woman 2013
195 European UnionEuropean Union 1.51 children born/woman 2010
196 AlbaniaAlbania 1.49 children born/woman 2013
197 SpainSpain 1.48 children born/woman 2013
198 San MarinoSan Marino 1.48 children born/woman 2013
199 GeorgiaGeorgia 1.46 children born/woman 2013
200 CyprusCyprus 1.46 children born/woman 2013
201 CubaCuba 1.46 children born/woman 2013
202 BelarusBelarus 1.46 children born/woman 2013
203 EstoniaEstonia 1.45 children born/woman 2013
204 CroatiaCroatia 1.45 children born/woman 2013
205 BulgariaBulgaria 1.43 children born/woman 2013
206 AustriaAustria 1.42 children born/woman 2013
207 GermanyGermany 1.42 children born/woman 2013
208 ItalyItaly 1.41 children born/woman 2013
209 HungaryHungary 1.41 children born/woman 2013
210 SerbiaSerbia 1.41 children born/woman 2013
211 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 1.4 children born/woman 2011
212 GreeceGreece 1.4 children born/woman 2013
213 SlovakiaSlovakia 1.39 children born/woman 2013
214 ArmeniaArmenia 1.39 children born/woman 2013
215 JapanJapan 1.39 children born/woman 2013
216 AndorraAndorra 1.37 children born/woman 2013
217 LatviaLatvia 1.34 children born/woman 2013
218 SloveniaSlovenia 1.32 children born/woman 2013
219 PolandPoland 1.32 children born/woman 2013
220 RomaniaRomania 1.31 children born/woman 2013
221 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 1.29 children born/woman 2013
222 UkraineUkraine 1.29 children born/woman 2013
223 LithuaniaLithuania 1.28 children born/woman 2013
224 MontserratMontserrat 1.28 children born/woman 2013
225 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 1.25 children born/woman 2013
226 South KoreaSouth Korea 1.24 children born/woman 2013
227 British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. 1.24 children born/woman 2013
228 Hong KongHong Kong 1.11 children born/woman 2013
229 TaiwanTaiwan 1.11 children born/woman 2013
230 MacauMacau 0.93 children born/woman 2013
231 SingaporeSingapore 0.79 children born/woman 2013

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Total fertility rate", 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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