List of sovereign states and dependent territories by fertility rate

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A world map showing countries by fertility rate (2014) - according to CIA World Factbook of 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.[1] 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 2012, published in 2013.[2] The World Bank is a United Nations international financial institution, a component of the World Bank Group, and a member of the United Nations Development Group, but it also collects and analyses information on demography issues based on international and national sources: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (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.


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  Cabo 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 2012
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.6
2  Mali 6.9
3  Somalia 6.7
4  Chad 6.4
5  Burundi 6.1
6  DR Congo 6.0
7  Nigeria 6.0
8  Angola 6.0
9  Uganda 6.0
10  Gambia, The 5.8
11  Zambia 5.7
12  Burkina Faso 5.7
13  Malawi 5.5
11  Timor-Leste 5.3
12  Tanzania 5.3
13  Mozambique 5.3
14  Afghanistan 5.1
15  Republic of the Congo 5.0
16  South Sudan 5.0
17  Guinea 5.0
18  Guinea-Bissau 5.0
19  Senegal 5.0
20  Equatorial Guinea 4.9
21  Benin 4.9
22  Côte d'Ivoire 4.9
23  Liberia 4.9
24  Cameroon 4.9
25  Eritrea 4.8
26  Comoros 4.8
27  Sierra Leone 4.8
28  Mauritania 4.7
29  Togo 4.7
30  Ethiopia 4.6
31  Rwanda 4.6
32  Madagascar 4.5
33  Sudan 4.5
34  Kenya 4.5
35  Central African Republic 4.5
36  Samoa 4.2
37  Yemen 4.2
38  Sao Tome and Principe 4.1
39  Gabon 4.1
40  Solomon Islands 4.1
41  Iraq 4.1
42  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.1
43  Ghana 3.9
44  Guatemala 3.8
45  Papua New Guinea 3.8
46  Tajikistan 3.8
47  Tonga 3.8
48  Zimbabwe 3.6
49  Djibouti 3.5
50  Vanuatu 3.4
51  Swaziland 3.4
52  Federated States of Micronesia 3.3
53  Jordan 3.3
54  Pakistan 3.3
55  Bolivia 3.3
56  Haiti 3.2
57  Laos 3.1
58  Namibia 3.1
59  Kyrgyzstan 3.1
60  Lesotho 3.1
61  Philippines 3.1
62  Honduras 3.1
63  Israel 3.0
64  Syria 3.0
65  Kiribati 3.0
66  Paraguay 2.9
67  Cambodia 2.9
68  Oman 2.9
69  Algeria 2.8
70  Egypt 2.8
71  Belize 2.7
72  Morocco 2.7
73  Saudi Arabia 2.7
74  Botswana 2.7
75  Kuwait 2.6
76  Fiji 2.6
77  Guyana 2.6
78  Ecuador 2.6
79  Kazakhstan 2.6
80  Nicaragua 2.5
81  Uzbekistan 2.5
82  Dominican Republic 2.5
83  India 2.5
84  Panama 2.5
  World 2.5
85  Peru 2.4
86  Mongolia 2.4
87  Guam (US) 2.4
88  Venezuela 2.4
89  South Africa 2.4
90  Libya 2.4
91  Seychelles 2.4
92    Nepal 2.4
93  Indonesia 2.4
94  Turkmenistan 2.4
95  Sri Lanka 2.3
96  Cabo Verde 2.3
97  Colombia 2.3
98  Suriname 2.3
99  Maldives 2.3
100  Jamaica 2.3
101  Bhutan 2.3
102  Mexico 2.2
103  El Salvador 2.2
104  Bangladesh 2.2
105  Curaçao (Netherlands) 2.2
106  Grenada 2.2
107  Kosovo 2.2
108  Argentina 2.2
109  Tunisia 2.2
110  New Caledonia (France) 2.1
111  Antigua and Barbuda 2.1
112  Bahrain 2.1
113  French Polynesia (France) 2.1
114  Turkey 2.1
115  Uruguay 2.1
116  New Zealand 2.1
117  Iceland 2.0
118  Qatar 2.0
119  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.0
120  Brunei 2.0
121  Ireland 2.0
122  France 2.0
123  Azerbaijan 2.0
124  North Korea 2.0
125  Greenland (Denmark) 2.0
126  Malaysia 2.0
124  Myanmar (Burma) 2.0
125  St. Lucia 1.9
126  Australia 1.9
127  Iran 1.9
128  Sweden 1.9
129  United Kingdom 1.9
130  Bahamas, The 1.9
131  United States 1.9
132  Norway 1.9
133  Barbados 1.8
134  Chile 1.8
135  United Arab Emirates 1.8
136  Sint Maarten (France - French part) 1.8
137  Georgia 1.8
138  Brazil 1.8
139  Costa Rica 1.8
140  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.8
141  Finland 1.8
142  Trinidad and Tobago 1.8
143  Belgium 1.8
144  Vietnam 1.8
145  Bermuda (UK) 1.8
146  Albania 1.8
147  Armenia 1.8
148  Denmark 1.7
149  Netherlands 1.7
150  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.7
151  Montenegro 1.7
152  China 1.7
153  Puerto Rico (US) 1.6
154  Belarus 1.6
155  Canada 1.6
156  Lithuania 1.6
157  Russia 1.6
158  Slovenia 1.6
159  Luxembourg 1.6
160  Estonia 1.6
161  Ukraine 1.5
162  Romania 1.5
163   Switzerland 1.5
164  Croatia 1.5
165  Liechtenstein 1.5
166  Bulgaria 1.5
167  Lebanon 1.5
168  Cyprus 1.5
169  Moldova 1.5
170  Cuba 1.5
171  Czech Republic 1.5
172  Austria 1.4
173  Latvia 1.4
174  Macedonia 1.4
175  Malta 1.4
176  Mauritius 1.4
177  Thailand 1.4
178  Japan 1.4
179  Italy 1.4
180  Germany 1.4
181  Slovak Republic 1.3
182  Greece 1.3
183  Hungary 1.3
184  Spain 1.3
185  Serbia 1.3
186  Poland 1.3
187  South Korea 1.3
188  Singapore 1.3
189  Hong Kong (China) 1.3
190  Portugal 1.3
191  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
192  San Marino 1.3
193  Macau (China) 1.1
 
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra -
3  Cayman Islands (UK) -
4  Dominica -
5  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
6  French Guiana (France) -
7  Guadeloupe (France) -
8  Guernsey (UK) -
9  Isle of Man (UK) -
10  Jersey (UK) -
11  Marshall Islands -
12  Mayotte (France) -
13  Monaco -
14  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
15  Palau -
16  Sint Maarten (Netherlands - Dutch part) -
17  St. Kitts and Nevis -
18  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) -
19  Tuvalu -
20   Vatican City -
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  Cabo 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 2014 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
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
  World 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 (dissolved in 1992) -
3  Dominica (British Empire ->  Dominica) -
4 Template:Country data Ellice Islands (British Empire ->  Tuvalu) -
5 Template:Country data SAP Kosovo ( Yugoslavia ->  Serbia and Montenegro ->  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 (dissolved in 1991) -
13   Vatican City -
14  Yugoslavia (dissolved in 1992) -
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
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
  World 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 (dissolved) 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]