List of sovereign states and dependent territories by fertility rate

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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 2006 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for the period 2000-2005 and 2005–2010, using the medium assumption.[1] Only countries/territories with a population of 100,000 or more in 2007 are included. Rank is based on 2005-2010 figure.

The CIA ranking is sourced from the CIA World Factbook[2] 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 third list is based on World Bank data for year 2013.[3]

Countries[edit]

2009 List by the United Nations 2014 List by the CIA World Factbook 2013 List by the World Bank
Rank Country Fertility rate
(2009)
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.6
2  Guinea-Bissau 7.07
3  Afghanistan 7.07
4  Burundi 6.80
5  Liberia 6.77
6  DR Congo 6.70
7  East Timor 6.53
8  Mali 6.52
9  Sierra Leone 6.47
10  Uganda 6.46
11  Angola 6.43
12  Chad 6.20
13  Somalia 6.04
14  Burkina Faso 6.00
15  Rwanda 5.92
16  Malawi 5.59
17  Yemen 5.50
18  Guinea 5.44
19  Benin 5.42
20  Equatorial Guinea 5.36
21  Nigeria 5.32
22  Ethiopia 5.29
23  Zambia 5.18
24  Tanzania 5.16
25  Mozambique 5.11
26  Palestinian territories 5.09
27  Eritrea 5.05
28  Kenya 4.96
29  Togo 4.80
30  Madagascar 4.78
31  Gambia 4.70
32  Senegal 4.69
33  Central African Republic 4.58
34  Republic of the Congo 4.49
35  Côte d'Ivoire 4.46
36  Mauritania 4.37
37  Cameroon 4.31
38  Comoros 4.30
39  Iraq 4.26
40  Sudan 4.23
41  Guatemala 4.15
42  Djibouti 3.95
43  Samoa 3.93
44  Solomon Islands 3.87
45  Sao Tome and Principe 3.85
46  Ghana 3.84
47  Tonga 3.83
48  Papua New Guinea 3.78
49  Vanuatu 3.74
50  Federated States of Micronesia 3.71
51  Haiti 3.54
52  Pakistan 3.52
53  Bolivia 3.50
54  Swaziland 3.45
55  Lesotho 3.37
56  Cape Verde 3.37
57  Saudi Arabia 3.35
58  Tajikistan 3.35
59  Honduras 3.31
60    Nepal 3.28
61  French Guiana (France) 3.27
62  Philippines 3.23
63  Laos 3.21
64  Namibia 3.19
65  Zimbabwe 3.19
66  Cambodia 3.18
67  Jordan 3.13
68  Paraguay 3.08
69  Syria 3.08
70  Gabon 3.06
71  Oman 3.00
72  Belize 2.93
73  Botswana 2.90
74  Egypt 2.89
75  Bangladesh 2.83
76  Dominican Republic 2.81
77  Nicaragua 2.76
78  Fiji 2.75
79  Israel 2.75
80  Libya 2.72
81  Western Sahara 2.70
82  El Salvador 2.68
83  Qatar 2.66
84  South Africa 2.64
85  Maldives 2.63
86  Malaysia 2.60
87  India 2.6
88  Ecuador 2.58
89  Panama 2.56
  World 2.55
90  Venezuela 2.55
91  Guam (US) 2.54
92  Peru 2.51
93  Turkmenistan 2.50
94  Uzbekistan 2.49
95  Kyrgyzstan 2.48
96  Jamaica 2.43
97  Suriname 2.42
98  Algeria 2.38
99  Morocco 2.38
100  Réunion (France) 2.36
101  Guyana 2.33
102  Kazakhstan 2.31
103  United Arab Emirates 2.31
104  Grenada 2.30
105  Brunei 2.29
106  Bahrain 2.29
107  French Polynesia (France) 2.26
108  Argentina 2.25
109  Colombia 2.22
110  Mexico 2.21
111  Lebanon 2.21
112  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.19
113  Bhutan 2.19
114  Kuwait 2.18
115  Saint Lucia 2.18
116  Indonesia 2.18
117  United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.15
118  Turkey 2.14
119  Vietnam 2.14
120  Uruguay 2.12
121  Guadeloupe (France) 2.11
122  Costa Rica 2.10
123  New Caledonia (France) 2.08
124  Myanmar 2.07
125  Albania 2.06
126  United States 2.05
127  Iceland 2.05
128  Aruba (Netherlands) 2.04
129  Iran 2.04
130  Bahamas 2.02
131  New Zealand 1.99
132  Ireland 1.96
133  Chile 1.94
134  Tunisia 1.93
135  Martinique (France) 1.91
136  France 1.89
137  Sri Lanka 1.88
138  Mongolia 1.87
139  Mauritius 1.86
140  Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 1.85
141  North Korea 1.85
142  Thailand 1.85
143  Norway 1.85
144  Montenegro 1.83
145  Puerto Rico (US) 1.83
146  Finland 1.83
147  United Kingdom 1.82
148  Azerbaijan 1.82
149  Denmark 1.80
150  Sweden 1.80
151  Serbia 1.79
152  Australia 1.79
153  Brazil 1.74
154  China 1.73
155  Netherlands 1.72
156  Luxembourg 1.66
157  Belgium 1.65
158  Trinidad and Tobago 1.64
159  Cyprus 1.61
160  Canada 1.53
161  Barbados 1.50
162  Cuba 1.49
163  Estonia 1.49
164  Portugal 1.46
165  Macedonia 1.43
166   Switzerland 1.42
167 Channel Islands ( Jersey and  Guernsey) (UK) 1.42
168  Austria 1.42
169  Spain 1.41
170  Georgia 1.41
171  Germany 1.41
172  Moldova 1.40
173  Armenia 1.39
174  Italy 1.38
175  Malta 1.37
176  Croatia 1.35
177  Russia 1.34
178  Greece 1.34
179  Bulgaria 1.31
180  Romania 1.30
181  Latvia 1.29
182  Hungary 1.28
183  Slovenia 1.28
184  Japan 1.27
185  Lithuania 1.26
186  Singapore 1.26
187  Slovakia 1.25
188  Czech Republic 1.24
189  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.23
190  Poland 1.23
191  Ukraine 1.22
192  South Korea 1.21
193  Belarus 1.20
194  Hong Kong 0.97
195  Macau 0.91
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 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 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
  World 2.60
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
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 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  Curacao ( 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 (PRC) 1.17
222  Republic of China (Taiwan) 1.11
223  Macau (PRC) 0.93
224  Singapore 0.80
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 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 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 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 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 2.141
115  Indonesia 2.117
116  Colombia 2.1
117  United States 2.1
118  French Polynesia 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
127  Uruguay 1.9856
128  St. Lucia 1.98
129  Sweden 1.98
130  Netherlands Antilles 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 1.8
143  Lebanon 1.8
144  Puerto Rico 1.797
145  Netherlands 1.79
146  Bermuda 1.764
147  Maldives 1.752
147  United Arab Emirates 1.749
148  Armenia 1.736
149  Aruba 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 (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 1.108
197  Macau 1.02
Note: the only recognized and independent country that is missing from this list is Vatican City.

See also[edit]

Case studies:

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2007). "United Nations World Population Prospects: 2006 revision, Table A.15". New York: UN. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  2. ^ The World Factbook - Total Fertility Rate
  3. ^ World Bank - Total Fertility Rate