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People > Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The tables refer to the resident population. For countries such as France, the United Kingdom and the United States which have overseas colonies, protectorates or other territorial possessions, their populations are generally excluded. For full details, see Sources below.

Growth rates are the annual changes in the population and are the result of births, deaths and net migration during the year.

The total fertility rate is the total number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years and give birth to children in that period in agreement with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Turkey 2.18 Number of children born t 2009
2 Mexico 2.17 Number of children born t 2009
3 United States 2.1 Number of children born t 2009
4 Iceland 2.07 Number of children born t 2009
5 New Zealand 2.01 Number of children born t 2009
6 France 1.98 Number of children born t 2009
7 Norway 1.9 Number of children born t 2009
8 Ireland 1.9 Number of children born t 2009
9 Sweden 1.85 Number of children born t 2009
10 Denmark 1.85 Number of children born t 2009
=11 Finland 1.84 Number of children born t 2009
=11 United Kingdom 1.84 Number of children born t 2009
13 Australia 1.81 Number of children born t 2009
14 Belgium 1.8 Number of children born t 2009
15 Netherlands 1.72 Number of children born t 2009
16 Luxembourg 1.64 Number of children born t 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.64 Number of children born t 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.62 Number of children born t 2009
17 Canada 1.54 Number of children born t 2009
18 Switzerland 1.44 Number of children born t 2009
19 Greece 1.41 Number of children born t 2009
20 Austria 1.41 Number of children born t 2009
21 Spain 1.38 Number of children born t 2009
22 Portugal 1.36 Number of children born t 2009
23 Italy 1.35 Number of children born t 2009
24 Hungary 1.35 Number of children born t 2009
25 Germany 1.33 Number of children born t 2009
26 Czech Republic 1.33 Number of children born t 2009
27 Japan 1.32 Number of children born t 2009
28 Poland 1.27 Number of children born t 2009
29 Slovakia 1.24 Number of children born t 2009
30 South Korea 1.13 Number of children born t 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Total-population/Evolution-of-the-population/Total-fertility-rates

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