List of sovereign states and dependent territories by fertility rate

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A world map showing countries by fertility rate (2014)

This is a list of all countries and dependent territories by total fertility rate (TFR): the expected number of children born per woman in her child-bearing years.

Methodology[edit]

The UN ranking is sourced from the United Nations World Population Prospects. Figures are from the 2012 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for the period 2010-2015, using the medium assumption.

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Only countries/territories with a population of 100,000 or more in 2010 are included. Rank is based on 2010-2015 figure.

The second list is based on World Bank data for year 2013.[2]

The CIA ranking is sourced from the CIA World Factbook[3] unless otherwise specified. Sovereign states and countries are ranked. Some countries might not be listed because they are not fully recognized as countries at the time of this census.

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Country ranking and comparison: 1970 and 2013 is sourced and based on the data of the 2014 World Population Data Sheet[4] published online.[5][6] The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)[7] is a private, nonprofit organization which informs people around the world about population, health and the environment for research or academic purposes. It was founded in 1929. World Population Data Sheets are double-sided wallcharts (now published online) that present detailed information on demographic, health and environment indicators for more than 200 countries.

Countries[edit]

2012 List by the United Nations 2013 List by the World Bank 2014 List by the CIA World Factbook
Rank Country Fertility rate
2010-2015 (Medium Variant)
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.58
2  Mali 6.86
3  Somalia 6.61
4  Chad 6.31
5  Burundi 6.08
6  Nigeria 6.00
7  DR Congo 5.98
8  Timor-Leste 5.91
9  Uganda 5.91
10  Angola 5.90
11  Gambia 5.78
12  Zambia 5.71
13  Burkina Faso 5.65
14  Malawi 5.42
15  Tanzania 5.24
16  Mozambique 5.22
17  Afghanistan 5.00
18  Republic of the Congo 5.00
19  Senegal 4.98
20  South Sudan 4.97
21  Guinea-Bissau 4.96
22  Guinea 4.95
23  Côte d'Ivoire 4.92
24  Benin 4.89
25  Equatorial Guinea 4.89
26  Liberia 4.83
27  Cameroon 4.81
28  Sierra Leone 4.75
29  Eritrea 4.74
30  Comoros 4.74
31  Mauritania 4.70
32  Togo 4.68
33  Ethiopia 4.59
34  Rwanda 4.56
35  Madagascar 4.50
36  Sudan 4.46
37  Kenya 4.41
38  Central African Republic 4.41
39  Samoa 4.16
40  Yemen 4.15
41  Gabon 4.12
42  Sao Tome and Principe 4.10
43  Iraq 4.06
44  Solomon Islands 4.06
45  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.05
46  Ghana 3.89
47  Tajikistan 3.85
48  Mayotte (France) 3.83
49  Guatemala 3.82
50  Papua New Guinea 3.81
51  Tonga 3.79
52  Zimbabwe 3.51
53  Djibouti 3.42
54  Vanuatu 3.41
55  Swaziland 3.36
56  Federated States of Micronesia 3.33
57  Jordan 3.27
58  Bolivia 3.25
59  Pakistan 3.22
60  Haiti 3.18
61  Kyrgyzstan 3.10
62  Namibia 3.08
63  French Guiana (France) 3.08
64  Lesotho 3.07
65  Philippines 3.07
66  Laos 3.05
67  Honduras 3.03
68  Syria 3.00
69  Kiribati 2.98
70  Oman 2.91
71  Israel 2.91
72  Paraguay 2.89
73  Cambodia 2.88
74  Algeria 2.82
75  Egypt 2.79
76  Morocco 2.78
77  Belize 2.70
78  Saudi Arabia 2.68
79  Botswana 2.64
80  Fiji 2.61
81  Kuwait 2.60
82  Ecuador 2.58
83  Guyana 2.55
84  Nicaragua 2.52
85  Dominican Republic 2.50
86  India 2.50
  World 2.50
87  United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.49
88  Panama 2.48
89  Kazakhstan 2.44
90  Mongolia 2.44
91  Peru 2.43
92  Guam (US) 2.42
93  South Africa 2.40
94  Venezuela 2.40
95  Libya 2.38
96  Western Sahara 2.38
97  Indonesia 2.35
98  Sri Lanka 2.35
99  Turkmenistan 2.34
100  Cape Verde 2.33
101    Nepal 2.32
102  Uzbekistan 2.32
103  Colombia 2.30
104  Maldives 2.29
105  Suriname 2.28
106  Jamaica 2.27
107  Bhutan 2.26
108  Réunion (France) 2.24
109  Bangladesh 2.20
110  El Salvador 2.20
111  Mexico 2.20
112  Grenada 2.18
113  Seychelles 2.18
114  Argentina 2.18
115  New Caledonia (France) 2.13
116  Bahrain 2.10
117  Antigua and Barbuda 2.10
118  Guadeloupe (France) 2.08
119  Iceland 2.08
120  French Polynesia (France) 2.07
121  Qatar 2.05
122  Turkey 2.05
123  Uruguay 2.05
124  New Zealand 2.05
125  Tunisia 2.02
126  Brunei 2.01
127  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.01
128  Ireland 2.00
129  North Korea 2.00
130  Malaysia 1.98
131  France 1.98
132  United States 1.97
133  Myanmar (Burma) 1.95
134  Iran 1.93
135  Norway 1.93
136  Azerbaijan 1.93
137  Saint Lucia 1.92
138  Curaçao (Netherlands) 1.92
139  Sweden 1.92
140  Bahamas 1.89
141  United Kingdom 1.88
142  Denmark 1.88
143  Australia 1.88
144  Finland 1.85
145  Belgium 1.85
146  Barbados 1.85
147  Chile 1.83
148  Martinique (France) 1.83
149  United Arab Emirates 1.82
150  Brazil 1.82
151  Costa Rica 1.81
152  Georgia 1.81
153  Trinidad and Tobago 1.80
154  Albania 1.79
155  Netherlands 1.77
156  Vietnam 1.75
157  Armenia 1.74
158  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.68
159  Montenegro 1.67
160  Luxembourg 1.67
161  China 1.66
162  Canada 1.66
163  Puerto Rico (US) 1.64
164  Estonia 1.59
165  Latvia 1.59
166  Czech Republic 1.55
167   Switzerland 1.53
168  Russia 1.53
169  Bulgaria 1.53
170  Greece 1.52
171  Lebanon 1.51
172  Mauritius 1.51
173  Lithuania 1.51
174  Spain 1.50
175  Slovenia 1.50
176  Croatia 1.49
177  Italy 1.48
178  Belarus 1.48
179  Austria 1.47
180  Cyprus 1.46
181 Channel Islands ( Jersey and  Guernsey) (UK) 1.46
182  Moldova 1.46
183  Ukraine 1.46
184  Cuba 1.45
185  Macedonia 1.44
186  Germany 1.42
187  Thailand 1.41
188  Romania 1.41
189  Hungary 1.41
190  Japan 1.41
191  Poland 1.41
192  Slovakia 1.39
193  Serbia 1.37
194  Malta 1.36
195  Portugal 1.32
196  South Korea 1.32
197  Singapore 1.28
198  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.28
199  Hong Kong (China) 1.13
200  Macau (China) 1.07
 
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra -
3  Anguilla (UK) -
4  Bermuda (UK) -
5  British Virgin Islands (UK) -
6  Cayman Islands (UK) -
7  Cook Islands -
8  Dominica -
9  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
10  Gibraltar (UK) -
11  Greenland (Denmark) -
12  Isle of Man (UK) -
13  Kosovo -
14  Marshall Islands -
15  Monaco -
16  Montserrat (UK) -
17  Nauru -
18  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
19  Palau -
20  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) -
21  Saint Kitts and Nevis -
22  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) -
23  San Marino -
24  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) -
25  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) -
26   Vatican City -
27  Wallis and Futuna (France) -
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2010
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.063
2  Somalia 6.339
3  Mali 6.294
4  Afghanistan 6.288
5  Zambia 6.258
6  Uganda 6.149
7  Malawi 5.99
8  Chad 5.981
9  Burkina Faso 5.85
10  DR Congo 5.775
11  East Timor 5.578
12  Tanzania 5.544
13  Nigeria 5.525
14  Angola 5.443
15  Rwanda 5.371
16  Benin 5.287
17  Guinea 5.246
18  Liberia 5.238
19  Yemen 5.2
20  Equatorial Guinea 5.185
21  Guinea-Bissau 5.063
22  Sierra Leone 4.982
23  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.92
24  Comoros 4.919
25  Mozambique 4.912
26  Gambia 4.896
27  Senegal 4.819
28  Kenya 4.718
29  Iraq 4.702
30  Madagascar 4.651
31  Central African Republic 4.631
32  Republic of the Congo 4.544
33  Mauritania 4.533
34  Cameroon 4.487
35  Eritrea 4.453
36  Cote d'Ivoire 4.432
37  Sudan 4.4
38  Burundi 4.338
39  Solomon Islands 4.229
40  Ethiopia 4.193
41  Ghana 4.17
42  Togo 4.072
43  Guatemala 3.983
44  Papua New Guinea 3.951
45  Tonga 3.911
46  Vanuatu 3.869
47  Samoa 3.86
48  Jordan 3.8
49  Djibouti 3.75
50  Sao Tome and Principe 3.657
51  Federated States of Micronesia 3.451
52  Pakistan 3.423
53  Swaziland 3.364
54  Bolivia 3.348
55  Haiti 3.34
56  Tajikistan 3.297
57  Zimbabwe 3.29
58  Gabon 3.25
59  Namibia 3.217
60  Lesotho 3.199
61  Philippines 3.142
62  Honduras 3.139
63  Israel 3.03
64  Mayotte (France) 2.99
65  Paraguay 2.954
66  Syria 2.934
67  Kyrgyzstan 2.898
68  Saudi Arabia 2.811
69  Belize 2.79
70  Botswana 2.75
71  Laos 2.747
72  Egypt 2.733
73    Nepal 2.727
74  Fiji 2.668
75  Malaysia 2.635
76  Nicaragua 2.622
77  Kazakhstan 2.59
78  Cambodia 2.581
79  Dominican Republic 2.58
80  Libya 2.564
81  Bahrain 2.54
82  Mongolia 2.504
83  Peru 2.501
84  Seychelles 2.5
85  Uzbekistan 2.499
86  Venezuela 2.49
87  Panama 2.484
88  Ecuador 2.479
89  Guam (US) 2.47
90  India 2.47
91  South Africa 2.458
  World 2.45111123
92  Cape Verde 2.405
93  Bhutan 2.399
94  Turkmenistan 2.399
95  Greenland (Denmark) 2.359
96  Suriname 2.336
97  Jamaica 2.329
98  Mexico 2.32
99  Sri Lanka 2.313
100  Oman 2.309
101  Azerbaijan 2.3
102  Kuwait 2.295
103  Kosovo 2.2893
104  Morocco 2.279
105  Qatar 2.271
106  Algeria 2.264
107  Guyana 2.262
108  El Salvador 2.25
109  Bangladesh 2.245
110  Grenada 2.235
111  Argentina 2.211
112  Iceland 2.2
113  New Zealand 2.16
114  New Caledonia (France) 2.141
115  Indonesia 2.117
116  Colombia 2.1
117  United States 2.1
118  French Polynesia (France) 2.09
119  Turkey 2.088
120  Ireland 2.07
121  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.064
122  Brunei 2.042
123  Tunisia 2.04
124  Myanmar 2.002
125  North Korea 2.002
126  France 2.00
127  Uruguay 1.9856
128  St. Lucia 1.98
129  Sweden 1.98
130  Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 1.96
131  Norway 1.95
132  United Kingdom 1.94
133  Australia 1.92
134  Bahamas 1.896
135  Finland 1.87
136  Denmark 1.87
137  Chile 1.862
138  Costa Rica 1.848
139  Belgium 1.84
141  Vietnam 1.822
142  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.8
143  Lebanon 1.8
144  Puerto Rico (US) 1.797
145  Netherlands 1.79
146  Bermuda (UK) 1.764
147  Maldives 1.752
147  United Arab Emirates 1.749
148  Armenia 1.736
149  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.699
150  Brazil 1.687
151  Canada 1.677
152  Iran 1.67
153  Montenegro 1.656
154  Trinidad and Tobago 1.639
155  Estonia 1.63
156  Luxembourg 1.63
157  China 1.598
158  Thailand 1.579
159  Slovenia 1.57
160  Georgia 1.555
161  Barbados 1.551
162  Lithuania 1.55
163  Russia 1.54
164  Albania 1.536
165   Switzerland 1.5
166  Bulgaria 1.49
167  Czech Republic 1.49
168  Cyprus 1.476
169  Moldova 1.475
170  Mauritius 1.47
171  Cuba 1.467
172  Croatia 1.46
173 Channel Islands ( Guernsey and  Jersey) (UK) 1.46
174  Ukraine 1.445
175  Greece 1.44
176  Belarus 1.44
177  Austria 1.44
178  Macedonia 1.422
179  Liechtenstein 1.4
180  Italy 1.4
181  Slovak Republic 1.4
182  Serbia 1.4
183  Spain 1.39
184  Japan 1.39
185  Germany 1.39
186  Malta 1.38
187  Poland 1.38
188  Romania 1.38
189  Portugal 1.32
190  Hungary 1.25
191  South Korea 1.22
192  Andorra 1.22
193  Latvia 1.17
194  Singapore 1.15
195  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.148
196  Hong Kong (China) 1.108
197  Macau (China) 1.02
Rank Country Fertility rate
2014 est.
(births/woman)
1  Niger 6.89
2  Mali 6.16
3  Burundi 6.14
4  Somalia 6.08
5  Uganda 5.97
6  Burkina Faso 5.93
7  Zambia 5.76
8  Malawi 5.66
9  Afghanistan 5.43
10  Angola 5.43
11  South Sudan 5.43
12  Mozambique 5.27
13  Nigeria 5.25
14  Ethiopia 5.23
15  Timor-Leste 5.11
16  Benin 5.04
17  Tanzania 4.95
18  Guinea 4.93
19  Sierra Leone 4.83
20  Cameroon 4.82
21  Liberia 4.81
22  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.80
23  Republic of the Congo 4.73
24  Chad 4.68
25  Sao Tome and Principe 4.67
26  Equatorial Guinea 4.66
27  Rwanda 4.62
28  Togo 4.53
29  Senegal 4.52
30  Gabon 4.49
31  Central African Republic 4.46
32  Guinea-Bissau 4.30
33  Madagascar 4.28
34  Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) 4.24
35  Eritrea 4.14
36  Yemen 4.09
37  Ghana 4.09
38  Western Sahara 4.07
39  Mauritania 4.07
40  Sudan 3.92
41  Gambia, The 3.85
42  Comoros 3.76
43  Côte d’Ivoire 3.63
44  Zimbabwe 3.56
45  Kenya 3.54
46  Iraq 3.41
47  Solomon Islands 3.36
48  Tonga 3.36
49  Vanuatu 3.36
50  Papua New Guinea 3.24
51  Marshall Islands 3.22
52  Jordan 3.16
53  Philippines 3.06
54  Tuvalu 3.03
55  Belize 3.02
56  Guatemala 2.99
57  American Samoa (US) 2.98
58  Samoa 2.94
59  Nauru 2.93
60  Laos 2.90
61  Swaziland 2.88
62  Egypt 2.87
63  Oman 2.86
64  Honduras 2.86
65  Pakistan 2.86
66  West Bank (Palestinian Territories) 2.83
67  Bolivia 2.80
68  Haiti 2.79
69  Algeria 2.78
70  Lesotho 2.78
71  Tajikistan 2.76
72  Syria 2.68
73  Kyrgyzstan 2.68
74  Cambodia 2.66
75  Israel 2.62
76  Malaysia 2.58
77  Kiribati 2.56
78  Micronesia, Federated States of 2.55
79  Kuwait 2.53
80  India 2.51
81  Fiji 2.51
  World 2.50
82  Djibouti 2.47
83  Bangladesh 2.45
84  Panama 2.38
85  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.38
86  Guam (US) 2.38
87  Botswana 2.37
88  United Arab Emirates 2.36
89  Dominican Republic 2.36
90  Venezuela 2.35
91  Cape Verde 2.34
92  Kazakhstan 2.34
93    Nepal 2.30
94  Ecuador 2.29
95  Mexico 2.29
96  Cook Islands 2.27
97  Argentina 2.25
98  Namibia 2.25
99  South Africa 2.23
100  Mongolia 2.22
101  Peru 2.22
102  Burma (Myanmar) 2.18
103  Indonesia 2.18
104  Saudi Arabia 2.17
105  Morocco 2.15
106  Guyana 2.14
107  Sri Lanka 2.13
108  Turkmenistan 2.10
109  Grenada 2.09
110  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 2.09
111  Curaçao (Netherlands) 2.09
112  France 2.08
113  Turkey 2.08
114  Libya 2.07
115  Colombia 2.07
116  Greenland (Denmark) 2.06
117  New Zealand 2.05
118  Jamaica 2.05
119  Dominica 2.05
120  Antigua and Barbuda 2.03
121  Bhutan 2.02
122  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 2.01
123  United States 2.01
124  Suriname 2.01
125  Ireland 2.00
126  Tunisia 2.00
127  New Caledonia (France) 1.99
128  Nicaragua 1.99
129  Korea, North 1.98
130  Bahamas, The 1.97
131  Paraguay 1.96
132  French Polynesia (France) 1.95
133  El Salvador 1.95
134  Bermuda (UK) 1.95
135  Isle of Man (UK) 1.94
136  Qatar 1.92
137  Gibraltar (UK) 1.92
138  Costa Rica 1.91
139  Azerbaijan 1.91
140  United Kingdom 1.90
141  Seychelles 1.88
142  Iceland 1.88
143  Sweden 1.88
144  Cayman Islands (UK) 1.86
145  Norway 1.86
146  Iran 1.85
147  Vietnam 1.85
148  Uruguay 1.84
149  Chile 1.84
150  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.84
151  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.84
152  Brunei 1.82
153  Bahrain 1.81
154  Uzbekistan 1.80
155  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.78
156  Netherlands 1.78
157  Luxembourg 1.77
158  Mauritius 1.77
159  Georgia 1.77
160  Australia 1.77
161  Saint Lucia 1.77
162  Maldives 1.76
163  Wallis and Futuna (France) 1.76
164  Anguilla (UK) 1.75
165  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.75
166  Lebanon 1.74
167  Finland 1.73
168  Denmark 1.73
169  Trinidad and Tobago 1.71
170  Palau 1.71
171  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 1.70
172  Brazil 1.69
173  Liechtenstein 1.69
174  Barbados 1.68
175  Jersey (UK) 1.66
176  Belgium 1.65
177  Armenia 1.64
178  Puerto Rico (US) 1.64
179  Russia 1.61
180  Canada 1.59
181  Macedonia 1.59
182  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 1.58
183  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 1.56
184  Moldova 1.56
-  European Union 1.55
185  Guernsey (UK) 1.55
186  People's Republic of China 1.55
187   Switzerland 1.54
188  Malta 1.54
189  Portugal 1.52
190  Monaco 1.52
191  Albania 1.50
192  Thailand 1.50
193  San Marino 1.49
194  Spain 1.48
195  Belarus 1.47
196  Cuba 1.46
197  Estonia 1.46
198  Cyprus 1.46
199  Croatia 1.45
200  Bulgaria 1.44
201  Austria 1.43
202  Germany 1.43
203  Czech Republic 1.43
204  Greece 1.42
205  Italy 1.42
206  Hungary 1.42
207  Serbia 1.42
208  Japan 1.42
209  Slovakia 1.39
210  Andorra 1.38
211  Latvia 1.35
212  Slovenia 1.33
213  Poland 1.33
214  Romania 1.32
215  Ukraine 1.30
216  Lithuania 1.29
217  Montserrat (UK) 1.29
218  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.26
219  British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.25
220  Korea, South 1.25
221  Hong Kong (China) 1.17
222  Republic of China (Taiwan) 1.11
223  Macau (China) 0.93
224  Singapore 0.80
 
1  French Guiana (France) -
2  Kosovo -
3  Montenegro -
4   Vatican City -

Note:

(-) Data unavailable, inapplicable, not collected or country or dependent territory not included. Sovereign states and dependent territories listed by alphabetical order, not ranked.

Country ranking and comparison: 1970 and 2013[edit]

1970 List by the Population Reference Bureau 2013 List by the Population Reference Bureau
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 1970
(births/woman)
1  Rwanda 8.2
2  Kenya 8.1
3  Côte d’Ivoire 7.9
4  Palestinian Territory (Israeli-occupied territories -> Palestinian Territories) 7.9
5  Mayotte (French Colonial Empire -> French Overseas Department) 7.9
6  Libya 7.9
7  Jordan 7.9
8  Afghanistan 7.7
9  Mongolia 7.6
10  Algeria 7.6
11  Syria 7.6
12  Yemen ( North Yemen and  South Yemen) 7.5
13  Zambia 7.4
14  Rhodesia (->  Zimbabwe) 7.4
15  Iraq 7.4
16  Niger 7.4
17  Saudi Arabia 7.3
18  Madagascar 7.3
19  Malawi 7.3
20  Burundi 7.3
21  Senegal 7.3
22  Oman 7.3
23  Angola (Portuguese Angola ->  Angola) 7.3
24  Honduras 7.3
25  Maldives 7.2
26  Somalia 7.2
27  Kuwait 7.2
28  Samoa 7.2
29  Comoros (French Colonial Empire ->  Comoros) 7.1
30  Togo 7.1
31  Uganda 7.1
32  Bangladesh (East Pakistan ->  Bangladesh) 7.0
33  Ethiopia 7.0
34  Ghana 7.0
35  Nicaragua 6.9
36  Tajik SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Tajikistan) 6.9
37  Mali 6.9
38  South Sudan ( Sudan ->  South Sudan) 6.9
39  Swaziland 6.9
40  Cape Verde (Portuguese Empire ->  Cape Verde) 6.9
41  Micronesia, Federated States of (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands ->  Micronesia, Federated States of) 6.9
42  Qatar (British Empire ->  Qatar) 6.9
43  Sudan 6.9
44  Solomon Islands (British Empire ->  Solomon Islands) 6.9
45  Benin 6.8
46  Mauritania 6.8
47  Djibouti (French Territory of the Afars and the Issas ->  Djibouti) 6.8
48  Tanzania 6.8
49  Sierra Leone 6.7
50  Morocco 6.7
51  Liberia 6.7
52  Mexico 6.7
53  Eritrea ( Ethiopia ->  Eritrea) 6.7
54  Bhutan 6.7
55  Republic of Upper Volta (->  Burkina Faso) 6.6
56  United Arab Emirates (British Empire ->  United Arab Emirates) 6.6
57  Western Sahara (Spanish Sahara ->  Western Sahara) 6.6
58  Mozambique (Portuguese Mozambique ->  Mozambique) 6.6
59  Pakistan 6.6
60  Botswana 6.6
61  Bolivia 6.6
62  Cambodia 6.5
63  Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese Empire ->  Sao Tome and Principe) 6.5
64  Vietnam ( North Vietnam and  South Vietnam) 6.5
65  Bahrain (British Empire ->  Bahrain) 6.5
66  Nigeria 6.5
67  Namibia (South-West Africa ->  Namibia) 6.5
68  Chad 6.5
69  Uzbek SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Uzbekistan) 6.5
70  Iran 6.4
71  Tunisia 6.4
72  Turkmen SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Turkmenistan) 6.3
73  Peru 6.3
74  New Hebrides (French Colonial Empire ->  Vanuatu) 6.3
75  Philippines 6.3
76  Belize (British Empire ->  Belize) 6.3
77  Republic of the Congo 6.3
78  Territory of Papua and New Guinea ( Australia ->  Papua New Guinea) 6.2
79  Cameroon 6.2
80  Dominican Republic 6.2
81  Guinea 6.2
82  El Salvador 6.2
83  Zaire (->  Congo, Democratic Republic of the) 6.2
84  Guatemala 6.2
85  Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Guinea ->  Guinea-Bissau) 6.1
86  Ecuador 6.1
87  Saint Lucia (British Empire ->  Saint Lucia) 6.1
88  Gilbert Islands (British Empire ->  Kiribati) 6.1
89  Gambia, The 6.1
90  Central African Republic 6.0
91    Nepal 6.0
92  Burma (->  Myanmar) 6.0
93  Laos 6.0
94  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (British Empire ->  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) 6.0
95  Egypt 5.9
96  Timor-Leste (Portuguese Timor ->  Timor-Leste) 5.9
97  Tonga 5.9
98  Seychelles (British Empire ->  Seychelles) 5.8
99  Brunei (British Empire ->  Brunei) 5.8
100  Lesotho 5.8
101  Haiti 5.8
102  Equatorial Guinea 5.7
103  Turkey 5.7
104  Paraguay 5.7
105  Suriname (Dutch Empire ->  Suriname) 5.7
106  Colombia 5.6
107  Thailand 5.6
108  South Africa 5.6
109  India 5.5
110  People's Republic of China (mainland only) 5.5
111  Indonesia 5.5
112  Jamaica 5.5
113  Venezuela 5.4
114  New Caledonia (French Colonial Empire -> Overseas departments and territories of France) 5.3
115  Panama 5.2
116  French Polynesia (French Colonial Empire -> French Overseas Collectivity) 5.1
116  Gabon 5.1
117  Albania 5.1
118  Guyana 5.1
119  Lebanon 5.0
120  Brazil 5.0
  World 5.0
121  Costa Rica 4.9
122  Malaysia 4.9
123  Kirghiz SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Kyrgyzstan) 4.9
124  Guadeloupe (French Colonial Empire -> French Overseas Department) 4.9
125  Reunion (French Colonial Empire -> French Overseas Department) 4.8
126  French Guiana (French Colonial Empire -> French Overseas Department) 4.7
127  Azerbaijan SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Azerbaijan) 4.6
128  Martinique (French Colonial Empire -> French Overseas Department 4.6
129  Grenada (British Empire ->  Grenada) 4.6
130  Fiji 4.5
131  Korea, South 4.5
132  Guam (US) 4.4
133  Korea, North 4.3
134  Sri Lanka 4.3
135  Chile 4.0
136  Cuba 4.0
137  Ireland 3.9
138  Republic of China (Taiwan) 3.9
139  Israel 3.8
140  Mauritius 3.8
141  Antigua and Barbuda (British Empire ->  Antigua and Barbuda) 3.7
142  Trinidad and Tobago 3.6
143  Bahamas, The (British Empire ->  Bahamas, The) 3.5
144  Kazakh SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Kazakhstan) 3.5
145  Curaçao (Dutch Empire -> Dutch Caribbean) 3.3
146  Hong Kong (British Hong Kong ->  People's Republic of China) 3.3
147  Puerto Rico (US) 3.2
148  New Zealand 3.2
149  Armenian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Armenia) 3.2
150  Singapore 3.2
151  Argentina 3.1
152  Barbados 3.1
153  SR Macedonia ( Yugoslavia ->  Macedonia) 3.0
154  Portugal 3.0
155  Australia 2.9
156  Spain 2.9
157  Uruguay 2.9
158  Romania 2.9
159  Iceland 2.8
160  SR Montenegro ( Yugoslavia ->  Montenegro) 2.7
161  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Yugoslavia ->  Bosnia and Herzegovina) 2.7
162  Netherlands 2.6
163  Moldavian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Moldova) 2.6
164  Georgian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Georgia) 2.6
165  Norway 2.5
166  Cyprus 2.5
167  United States 2.5
168  France 2.5
169  United Kingdom 2.4
170 Template:Country data Slovak Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia ->  Slovakia) 2.4
171  Italy 2.4
172  Lithuanian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Lithuania) 2.4
173  SR Serbia ( Yugoslavia ->  Serbia) 2.4
174  Greece 2.4
175  Byelorussian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Belarus) 2.3
176  Poland 2.3
177  Austria 2.3
178  Belgium 2.3
179  San Marino 2.2
180  SR Slovenia ( Yugoslavia ->  Slovenia) 2.2
181  Macau (Portuguese Macau ->  People's Republic of China) 2.2
182  Estonian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Estonia) 2.2
183  Bulgaria 2.2
184  Canada 2.2
185  Germany ( West Germany and  East Germany) 2.1
186  Ukrainian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Ukraine) 2.1
187 Channel Islands -  Guernsey and  Jersey (UK) 2.1
188   Switzerland 2.1
189  Japan 2.1
190  Latvian SSR ( Soviet Union ->  Latvia) 2.0
191  Denmark 2.0
192  Malta 2.0
193  Russian SFSR ( Soviet Union ->  Russia) 2.0
194  Luxembourg 2.0
195  Hungary 2.0
196 Template:Country data Czech Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia ->  Czech Republic) 1.9
197  Sweden 1.9
198  SR Croatia ( Yugoslavia ->  Croatia) 1.8
199  Finland 1.8
 
1  Andorra -
2  Czechoslovakia -
3  Dominica (British Empire) -
4 Template:Country data Ellice Islands (British Empire ->  Tuvalu) -
5 Template:Country data SAP Kosovo ( Yugoslavia ->  Serbia ->  Kosovo) -
6  Liechtenstein -
7  Marshall Islands (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands ->  Marshall Islands) -
8  Monaco -
9  Nauru -
10  Palau (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands ->  Palau) -
11  Saint Kitts and Nevis (British Empire ->  Saint Kitts and Nevis) -
12  Soviet Union -
13   Vatican City -
14  Yugoslavia -
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2013
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.6
2  South Sudan 7.0
3  Somalia 6.6
4  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.6
5  Chad 6.6
6  Angola 6.2
7  Central African Republic 6.2
8  Burundi 6.1
9  Mali 6.1
10  Zambia 6.0
11  Burkina Faso 5.9
12  Uganda 5.9
13  Mozambique 5.7
14  Timor-Leste 5.7
15  Gambia, The 5.6
16  Nigeria 5.6
17  Malawi 5.5
18  Senegal 5.3
19  Tanzania 5.3
20  Sudan 5.2
21  Guinea 5.1
22  Cameroon 5.1
23  Afghanistan 5.1
24  Republic of the Congo 5.0
25  Guinea-Bissau 5.0
26  Benin 4.9
27  Côte d’Ivoire 4.9
28  Sierra Leone 4.9
29  Equatorial Guinea 4.9
30  Eritrea 4.7
31  Liberia 4.7
32  Togo 4.7
33  Samoa 4.7
34  Vanuatu 4.4
35  Yemen 4.4
36  Madagascar 4.4
37  Kenya 4.3
38  Sao Tome and Principe 4.3
39  Ghana 4.3
40  Comoros 4.3
41  Papua New Guinea 4.3
42  Nauru 4.3
43  Mauritania 4.1
44  Solomon Islands 4.1
45  Gabon 4.1
46  Marshall Islands 4.1
47  Mayotte (France) 4.1
48  Palestinian Territory 4.1
49  Iraq 4.1
50  Ethiopia 4.1
51  Rwanda 4.0
52  Tonga 3.9
53  Kiribati 3.8
54  Tajikistan 3.8
55  Pakistan 3.8
56  Guatemala 3.8
57  Zimbabwe 3.8
58  Namibia 3.6
59  French Guiana (France) 3.5
60  Micronesia, Federated States of 3.5
61  Jordan 3.5
62  Egypt 3.5
63  Haiti 3.4
64  Swaziland 3.4
65  Djibouti 3.4
66  Lesotho 3.3
67  Bolivia 3.2
68  Laos 3.2
69  Tuvalu 3.2
70  Kyrgyzstan 3.2
71  Guam (US) 3.1
72  Israel 3.0
73  Philippines 3.0
74  Syria 3.0
75  Mongolia 2.9
76  Saudi Arabia 2.9
77  Algeria 2.9
78  Ecuador 2.8
79  Paraguay 2.8
80  Honduras 2.8
81  Cambodia 2.8
82  Oman 2.8
83  Kazakhstan 2.7
84  Morocco 2.6
85  Suriname 2.6
86  Indonesia 2.6
87  Belize 2.6
88  Botswana 2.6
89  Cape Verde 2.6
  World 2.5
90  Fiji 2.5
91  Dominican Republic 2.5
92  Bhutan 2.5
93  Guyana 2.5
94  Panama 2.5
95  Nicaragua 2.5
96  India 2.4
97  Uzbekistan 2.4
98  Libya 2.4
99  Kuwait 2.4
100    Nepal 2.4
101  Venezuela 2.4
102  Western Sahara 2.4
103  Turkmenistan 2.4
104  Seychelles 2.4
105  Reunion (France) 2.4
106  Peru 2.4
107  Maldives 2.3
108  South Africa 2.3
109  Jamaica 2.3
110  Argentina 2.3
111  Colombia 2.3
112  Curaçao (Netherlands) 2.2
113  Tunisia 2.2
114  New Caledonia (France) 2.2
115  Bangladesh 2.2
116  Mexico 2.2
117  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.2
118  Guadeloupe (France) 2.2
119  Azerbaijan 2.2
120  El Salvador 2.2
121  Sri Lanka 2.1
122  Malaysia 2.1
123  Bahrain 2.1
124  French Polynesia (France) 2.1
125  Turkey 2.1
126  Vietnam 2.1
127  Qatar 2.1
128  New Zealand 2.0
129  Ireland 2.0
130  Myanmar 2.0
131  Uruguay 2.0
132  Korea, North 2.0
133  Dominica 2.0
134  France 2.0
135  Bahamas, The 2.0
136  Kosovo 2.0
137  Grenada 2.0
138  Sweden 1.9
139  Martinique (France) 1.9
140  Australia 1.9
141  United Kingdom 1.9
142  Chile 1.9
143  Iceland 1.9
144  United States 1.9
145  Norway 1.8
146  Finland 1.8
147  Belgium 1.8
148  Barbados 1.8
149  Costa Rica 1.8
150  United Arab Emirates 1.8
151  Antigua and Barbuda 1.8
152  Iran 1.8
153  Thailand 1.8
154  Brazil 1.8
155  Albania 1.8
156  Montenegro 1.7
157  Netherlands 1.7
158  Georgia 1.7
159  Belarus 1.7
160  Palau 1.7
161  Denmark 1.7
162 Channel Islands -  Guernsey and  Jersey (UK) 1.7
163  Russia 1.7
164  Cuba 1.7
165  Puerto Rico (US) 1.6
166  Croatia 1.6
167  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.6
168  Trinidad and Tobago 1.6
169  Canada 1.6
170  People's Republic of China (mainland only) 1.6
171  Brunei 1.6
172  Lithuania 1.6
173  Luxembourg 1.6
174  Armenia 1.6
-  European Union 1.6
175  Macedonia 1.5
176  San Marino 1.5
177  Slovenia 1.5
178  Ukraine 1.5
179  Latvia 1.5
180  Estonia 1.5
181  Liechtenstein 1.5
182  Bulgaria 1.5
183  Czech Republic 1.5
184   Switzerland 1.5
185  Saint Lucia 1.5
186  Lebanon 1.5
187  Cyprus 1.5
188  Mauritius 1.4
189  Japan 1.4
190  Austria 1.4
191  Germany 1.4
192  Monaco 1.4
193  Malta 1.4
194  Serbia 1.4
195  Italy 1.4
196  Slovakia 1.3
197  Greece 1.3
198  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
199  Romania 1.3
200  Hungary 1.3
201  Spain 1.3
202  Portugal 1.2
203  Singapore 1.2
204  Poland 1.2
205  Macau (China) 1.2
206  Korea, South 1.2
207  Moldova 1.2
208  Hong Kong (China) 1.1
209  Andorra 1.1
210  Republic of China (Taiwan) 1.1
 
1   Vatican City -

Notes:

(->) Country that changed name and flag, dependent territory that is now an independent country (sovereign state) from another current or extinct state or empire, former dependent territory from a sovereign state or empire that was included in another sovereign state.

(-) Data unavailable, inapplicable, not collected or country or dependent territory not included. Sovereign states and dependent territories listed by alphabetical order, not ranked.

See also[edit]

Case studies:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ World Bank - Total Fertility Rate
  3. ^ The World Factbook - Total Fertility Rate
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