List of sovereign states and dependent territories by fertility rate

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A world map showing countries by fertility rate (2015) - according to CIA World Factbook of 2015

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 World Bank ranking list is based on the data for the year 2013, published in 2014.[1] 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 Population Reference Bureau (PRB) ranking list is based on the data of the 2015 World Population Data Sheet[2][3] published online. The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)[4] 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.

The CIA ranking list is sourced from the CIA World Factbook[5] 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 by TFR: 1970 and 2013 list is sourced and based on the data of the 2014 World Population Data Sheet[6] published online.[7][8]

The UN ranking list is sourced from the United Nations World Population Prospects. Figures are from the 2015 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for the period 2015-2020, using the medium assumption.[9][10] Only countries/territories with a population of 100,000 or more in 2015 are included. Rank is based on 2015-2020 figure.

Country ranking by verified TFR and estimate[edit]

2014 List by the World Bank 2015 List by the Population Reference Bureau 2015 List by the CIA World Factbook
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2013
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.6
2  Somalia 6.6
3  Mali 6.3
4  Chad 6.3
5  Angola 6.2
6  DR Congo 6.1
7  Burundi 6.0
8  Uganda 5.9
9  Gambia, The 5.8
10  Nigeria 5.7
11  Burkina Faso 5.6
12  Zambia 5.4
13  Mozambique 5.4
14  Malawi 5.2
15  Tanzania 5.2
16  Timor-Leste 5.2
17  Senegal 5.1
18  South Sudan 5.1
19  Guinea 5.1
20  Côte d'Ivoire 5.1
21  Afghanistan 5.1
22  Equatorial Guinea 4.9
23  Republic of the Congo 4.9
24  Guinea-Bissau 4.9
25  Benin 4.8
26  Liberia 4.8
27  Cameroon 4.8
28  Sierra Leone 4.7
29  Mauritania 4.7
30  Togo 4.7
31  Sao Tome and Principe 4.6
32  Comoros 4.6
33  Ethiopia 4.5
34  Madagascar 4.5
35  Sudan 4.4
36  Kenya 4.4
37  Central African Republic 4.4
38  Eritrea 4.4
39  Yemen 4.3
40  Ghana 4.2
41  Samoa 4.1
42  Solomon Islands 4.0
43  Iraq 4.0
44  Rwanda 4.0
45  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.0
46  Zimbabwe 4.0
47  Gabon 4.0
48  Papua New Guinea 3.8
49  Tonga 3.8
50  Kiribati 3.8
51  Pakistan 3.7
52  Namibia 3.6
53  Tajikistan 3.5
54  Vanuatu 3.4
55  Egypt 3.3
56  Swaziland 3.3
57  Federated States of Micronesia 3.3
58  Guatemala 3.3
59  Djibouti 3.3
60  Jordan 3.2
61  Lesotho 3.2
62  Kyrgyzstan 3.2
63  Haiti 3.1
64  Laos 3.1
65  Israel 3.0
66  Bolivia 3.0
67  Philippines 3.0
68  Syria 3.0
69  Algeria 2.9
70  Botswana 2.9
71  Oman 2.8
72  Saudi Arabia 2.8
73  Cambodia 2.7
74  Mongolia 2.7
75  Kazakhstan 2.6
76  Belize 2.6
77  Kuwait 2.6
78  Fiji 2.6
79  Guyana 2.6
80  Paraguay 2.6
81  Ecuador 2.6
82  Morocco 2.5
83  Dominican Republic 2.5
84  Libya 2.5
85  Indonesia 2.5
86  Peru 2.5
87  India 2.5
88  Panama 2.5
  World 2.5
89  Honduras 2.4
90  Guam (US) 2.4
91  Seychelles 2.4
92  Venezuela 2.4
93  South Africa 2.4
94  Suriname 2.4
95  Sri Lanka 2.3
96  Cabo Verde 2.3
97  Argentina 2.3
98  Turkmenistan 2.3
99  Nicaragua 2.3
100    Nepal 2.3
101  New Caledonia (France) 2.3
102  Mexico 2.3
103  Jamaica 2.3
104  Tunisia 2.3
105  Myanmar (Burma) 2.2
106  Bangladesh 2.2
107  Uzbekistan 2.2
108  Grenada 2.2
109  Maldives 2.2
110  Antigua and Barbuda 2.1
111  Bhutan 2.1
112  Bahrain 2.1
113  French Polynesia (France) 2.1
115  Greenland (Denmark) 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
116  Qatar 2.0
117  Turkey 2.0
118  Iceland 2.0
119  Uruguay 2.0
120  Ireland 2.0
121  France 2.0
122  Azerbaijan 2.0
123  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.0
124  North Korea 2.0
125  El Salvador 2.0
126  Malaysia 2.0
127  New Zealand 2.0
128  Colombia 1.9
129  Australia 1.9
130  United Kingdom 1.9
131  St. Lucia 1.9
132  Sweden 1.9
133  Brunei 1.9
134  Bahamas, The 1.9
135  United States 1.9
136  Norway 1.9
137  Costa Rica 1.8
138  Georgia 1.8
139  Saint Martin (France - French part) 1.8
140  United Arab Emirates 1.8
141  Brazil 1.7
142  Finland 1.8
143  Barbados 1.8
144  Belgium 1.8
145  Trinidad and Tobago 1.8
146  Chile 1.8
147  Albania 1.8
148  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.8
149  Vietnam 1.7
150  Denmark 1.7
151  Iran 1.7
152  Netherlands 1.7
153  Russia 1.7
154  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.7
155  China 1.7
156  Montenegro 1.7
157  Puerto Rico (US) 1.6
158  Bermuda (UK) 1.6
159  Cuba 1.6
160  Belarus 1.6
161  Canada 1.6
162  Lithuania 1.6
163  Slovenia 1.6
164  Luxembourg 1.6
165  Estonia 1.6
166  Armenia 1.6
167  Romania 1.5
168  Thailand 1.5
169   Switzerland 1.5
170  Macedonia 1.5
171  Liechtenstein 1.5
172  Croatia 1.5
173  Ukraine 1.5
174  Bulgaria 1.5
175  Lebanon 1.5
176  Moldova 1.5
177  Cyprus 1.5
178  Serbia 1.5
179  Czech Republic 1.5
180  Latvia 1.4
181  Austria 1.4
182  Mauritius 1.4
183  Malta 1.4
184  Italy 1.4
185  Japan 1.4
186  Germany 1.4
187  Slovak Republic 1.3
188  Hungary 1.3
189  Spain 1.3
190  Poland 1.3
192  Greece 1.3
193  Portugal 1.3
194  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
195  Macau (China) 1.2
196  Singapore 1.2
197  South Korea 1.2
198  Hong Kong (China) 1.1
 
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra -
3  Cayman Islands (UK) -
4  Curaçao (Netherlands) -
5  Dominica -
6  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
7  French Guiana (France) -
8  Guadeloupe (France) -
9  Guernsey (UK) -
10  Isle of Man (UK) -
11  Jersey (UK) -
12  Kosovo -
13  Marshall Islands -
14  Mayotte (France) -
15  Monaco -
16  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
17  Palau -
18  San Marino -
19  Sint Maarten (Netherlands - Dutch part) -
20  St. Kitts and Nevis -
21  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) -
22  Tuvalu -
23   Vatican City -
Rank Country Fertility rate
2015
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.6
2  South Sudan 6.9
3  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.6
4  Somalia 6.6
5  Chad 6.5
6  Central African Republic 6.2
7  Burundi 6.2
8  Angola 6.1
9  Burkina Faso 6.0
10  Mozambique 5.9
11  Mali 5.9
12  Uganda 5.9
13  Timor-Leste 5.7
14  Zambia 5.6
15  Gambia 5.6
16  Nigeria 5.5
17  Tanzania 5.2
18  Sudan 5.2
19  Guinea 5.1
20  Equatorial Guinea 5.1
21  Malawi 5.0
22  Senegal 5.0
23  Cameroon 4.9
24  Guinea-Bissau 4.9
25  Benin 4.9
26  Côte d’Ivoire 4.9
27  Sierra Leone 4.9
28  Afghanistan 4.9
29  Togo 4.8
30  Congo 4.8
31  Liberia 4.7
32  Samoa 4.7
33  Eritrea 4.4
34  Yemen 4.4
35  Madagascar 4.4
36  Sao Tome and Principe 4.3
37  Comoros 4.3
38  Papua New Guinea 4.3
39  Zimbabwe 4.3
40  Mauritania 4.2
41  Vanuatu 4.2
42  Ghana 4.2
43  Rwanda 4.2
44  Iraq 4.2
45  Gabon 4.1
46  Palestinian Territory (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.1
47  Ethiopia 4.1
48  Solomon Islands 4.1
49  Mayotte (France) 4.1
50  Marshall Islands 4.1
51  Kyrgyzstan 4.0
52  Nauru 3.9
53  Kenya 3.9
54  Tonga 3.9
55  Tajikistan 3.8
56  Kiribati 3.8
57  Pakistan 3.8
58  Namibia 3.6
59  Egypt 3.5
60  Jordan 3.5
61  French Guiana (France) 3.5
62  Micronesia, Federated States of 3.5
63  Djibouti 3.4
64  Lesotho 3.3
65  Swaziland 3.3
66  Israel 3.3
67  Haiti 3.2
68  Bolivia 3.2
69  Tuvalu 3.2
70  Mongolia 3.1
71  Laos 3.1
72  Guatemala 3.1
73  Fiji 3.1
74  Algeria 3.0
75  Kazakhstan 3.0
76  Botswana 2.9
77  Philippines 2.9
78  Guam (US) 2.9
79  Oman 2.9
80  Saudi Arabia 2.9
81  Syria 2.8
82  Paraguay 2.8
83  Honduras 2.7
84  Cambodia 2.7
85  Panama 2.7
86  South Africa 2.6
87  Ecuador 2.6
88  Indonesia 2.6
89  Guyana 2.6
90  Morocco 2.5
91  Dominican Republic 2.5
92  Venezuela 2.5
93  Peru 2.5
  World 2.5
94  Nicaragua 2.4
95  Uzbekistan 2.4
96    Nepal 2.4
97  Belize 2.4
98  Cape Verde 2.4
99  Libya 2.4
100  Western Sahara 2.4
101  Seychelles 2.4
102  Reunion (France) 2.4
103  Viet Nam 2.4
104  India 2.3
105  Turkmenistan 2.3
106  Bangladesh 2.3
107  Mexico 2.3
108  Myanmar (Burma) 2.3
109  Suriname 2.3
110  Jamaica 2.3
111  Sri Lanka 2.3
112  Kuwait 2.3
113  New Caledonia (France) 2.3
114  Kosovo 2.3
115  Maldives 2.2
116  Bhutan 2.2
117  Argentina 2.2
118  Azerbaijan 2.2
119  Turkey 2.2
120  Guadeloupe (France) 2.2
121  Tunisia 2.1
122  Curaçao (Netherlands) 2.1
123  Grenada 2.1
124  Bahrain 2.1
125  Dominica 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
126  El Salvador 2.0
127  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.0
128  Malaysia 2.0
129  French Polynesia (France) 2.0
130  Ireland 2.0
131  Korea, North 2.0
132  Qatar 2.0
133  France 2.0
134  Colombia 1.9
135  Bahamas 1.9
136  Costa Rica 1.9
137  Uruguay 1.9
138  New Zealand 1.9
139  Australia 1.9
140  United States 1.9
141  Iceland 1.9
142  Sweden 1.9
143  United Kingdom 1.9
144  Martinique (France) 1.9
145  Iran 1.8
146  Brunei 1.6
147  Chile 1.8
148  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.8
149  United Arab Emirates 1.8
150  Russia 1.8
151  Norway 1.8
152  Albania 1.8
153  Belgium 1.8
154  Lebanon 1.7
155  Georgia 1.7
156  Trinidad and Tobago 1.7
157  Belarus 1.7
158  Palau 1.7
159  China (mainland only) 1.7
160  Barbados 1.7
161  Lithuania 1.7
162  Cuba 1.7
163  Finland 1.7
164  Netherlands 1.7
165  Denmark 1.7
166 Channel Islands -  Guernsey and  Jersey (UK) 1.7
167  Brazil 1.6
168  Thailand 1.6
169  Montenegro 1.6
170  Canada 1.6
171  Latvia 1.6
172  Slovenia 1.6
173  Serbia 1.6
-  European Union 1.6
174  Armenia 1.5
175  Antigua and Barbuda 1.5
176  Saint Lucia 1.5
177  Luxembourg 1.5
178  Macedonia 1.5
179  Ukraine 1.5
180  Estonia 1.5
181  Czech Republic 1.5
182   Switzerland 1.5
183  Puerto Rico (US) 1.5
184  Austria 1.5
185  Croatia 1.5
186  Liechtenstein 1.5
187  San Marino 1.5
188  Bulgaria 1.5
189  Germany 1.5
190  Cyprus 1.4
191  Mauritius 1.4
192  Malta 1.4
193  Slovakia 1.4
194  Hungary 1.4
195  Japan 1.4
196  Italy 1.4
197  Monaco 1.4
198  Moldova 1.3
199  Poland 1.3
200  Singapore 1.3
201  Greece 1.3
202  Romania 1.3
203  Spain 1.3
204  Andorra 1.3
205  Macau (China) 1.2
206  Taiwan 1.2
207  Korea, South 1.2
208  Hong Kong (China) 1.2
209  Portugal 1.2
210  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.2
 
1  Christmas Island (Australia) -
2  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) -
3  Falkland Islands (UK) -
7  Niue -
8  Norfolk Island (Australia) -
9  Pitcairn Islands (UK) -
10  Svalbard (Norway) -
11  Tokelau (New Zealand) -
12   Vatican City -
Rank Country Fertility rate
2015 est.
(births/woman)
1  Niger 6.76
2  Burundi 6.09
3  Mali 6.06
4  Somalia 5.99
5  Uganda 5.89
6  Burkina Faso 5.86
7  Zambia 5.72
8  Malawi 5.60
9  Angola 5.37
10  Afghanistan 5.33
11  South Sudan 5.31
12  Mozambique 5.21
13  Nigeria 5.19
14  Ethiopia 5.15
15  Timor-Leste 5.01
16  Benin 4.95
17  Tanzania 4.89
18  Guinea 4.88
19  Sierra Leone 4.80
20  Cameroon 4.76
21  Liberia 4.70
22  Republic of the Congo 4.68
23  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.66
24  Equatorial Guinea 4.57
25  Chad 4.55
26  Sao Tome and Principe 4.54
27  Rwanda 4.53
28  Togo 4.48
29  Gabon 4.46
30  Senegal 4.44
31  Central African Republic 4.41
32  Guinea-Bissau 4.23
33  Madagascar 4.20
34  Iraq 4.12
35  Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) 4.08
36  Ghana 4.06
37  Eritrea 4.02
38  Western Sahara 4.00
39  Mauritania 4.00
40  Yemen 3.91
41  Sudan 3.79
42  Gambia, The 3.73
43  Comoros 3.60
44  Côte d’Ivoire 3.54
45  Zimbabwe 3.53
46  Kenya 3.31
47  Solomon Islands 3.28
48  Tonga 3.26
49  Vanuatu 3.25
50  Jordan 3.17
51  Papua New Guinea 3.16
52  Marshall Islands 3.15
53  Philippines 3.09
54  Tuvalu 3.00
55  Belize 2.95
56  American Samoa (US) 2.92
57  Guatemala 2.90
58  Nauru 2.88
59  Oman 2.86
60  Samoa 2.84
61  Egypt 2.83
62  Laos 2.82
63  Swaziland 2.80
64  Honduras 2.78
65  Algeria 2.78
66  West Bank (Palestinian Territories) 2.76
67  Pakistan 2.75
68  Bolivia 2.73
69  Lesotho 2.72
70  Tajikistan 2.71
71  Haiti 2.69
72  Israel 2.68
73  Kyrgyzstan 2.66
74  Syria 2.60
75  Cambodia 2.60
76  Malaysia 2.55
77  Micronesia, Federated States of 2.49
78  Kiribati 2.48
79  Kuwait 2.48
80  India 2.48
81  Fiji 2.47
  World 2.42
82  Bangladesh 2.40
83  Djibouti 2.39
84  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.37
85  Panama 2.35
86  United Arab Emirates 2.35
87  Guam (US) 2.34
88  Botswana 2.33
89  Dominican Republic 2.33
90  South Africa 2.33
91  Venezuela 2.32
92  Kazakhstan 2.31
93  Cabo Verde 2.29
94  Mexico 2.27
95  Ecuador 2.25
96    Nepal 2.24
97  Cook Islands 2.23
98  Argentina 2.23
99  Peru 2.18
100  Namibia 2.17
101  Mongolia 2.17
102  Burma (Myanmar) 2.16
103  Indonesia 2.15
104  Morocco 2.13
105  Saudi Arabia 2.12
106  Sri Lanka 2.10
  Population Replacement 2.10
107  Turkmenistan 2.09
108  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 2.09
109  Curacao (Netherlands) 2.09
110  Guyana 2.08
111  France 2.08
112  Grenada 2.06
113  Turkey 2.05
114  Libya 2.05
115  Colombia 2.04
116  New Zealand 2.04
117  Dominica 2.04
118  Greenland (Denmark) 2.03
119  Antigua and Barbuda 2.02
120  Iceland 2.02
121  Jamaica 2.01
122  Ireland 1.99
123  Tunisia 1.99
124  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 1.98
125  Bhutan 1.97
126  Suriname 1.97
127  New Caledonia (France) 1.97
128  Korea, North 1.97
129  Bahamas, The 1.96
130  Bermuda (UK) 1.95
131  Nicaragua 1.94
132  Isle of Man (UK) 1.94
133  French Polynesia (France) 1.92
134  Paraguay 1.91
135  El Salvador 1.91
136  Qatar 1.91
137  Gibraltar (UK) 1.91
138  Azerbaijan 1.91
139  Costa Rica 1.90
140  United Kingdom 1.89
141  Sweden 1.88
142  Seychelles 1.87
143  United States 1.87
144  Cayman Islands (UK) 1.86
145  Norway 1.86
146  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.84
147  Iran 1.83
148  Vietnam 1.83
149  Uruguay 1.82
150  Chile 1.82
151  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.82
152  Brunei 1.80
153  Uzbekistan 1.79
154  Bahrain 1.78
155  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.78
156  Netherlands 1.78
157  Belgium 1.78
158  Australia 1.77
159  Armenia 1.77
160  Mauritius 1.76
161  Georgia 1.76
162  Saint Lucia 1.76
163  Wallis and Futuna (France) 1.75
164  Anguilla (UK) 1.75
165  Finland 1.75
166  Maldives 1.74
167  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.74
168  Lebanon 1.73
169  Denmark 1.73
170  Trinidad and Tobago 1.71
171  Palau 1.71
172  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 1.70
173  Liechtenstein 1.69
174  Barbados 1.68
175  Jersey (UK) 1.66
176  Brazil 1.64
177  Puerto Rico (US) 1.64
178  Luxembourg 1.61
179  Russia 1.61
180  Macedonia 1.60
-  European Union 1.60
181  China 1.60
182  Canada 1.59
183  Estonia 1.59
184  Lithuania 1.59
185  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 1.58
186  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 1.56
187  Moldova 1.56
188  Guernsey (UK) 1.55
189   Switzerland 1.55
190  Malta 1.54
191  Ukraine 1.53
192  Portugal 1.52
193  Monaco 1.52
194  Thailand 1.51
195  Albania 1.50
196  Latvia 1.50
197  San Marino 1.49
198  Spain 1.49
199  Belarus 1.47
200  Cuba 1.47
201  Cyprus 1.46
202  Croatia 1.46
203  Austria 1.46
204  Bulgaria 1.45
205  Germany 1.44
206  Czech Republic 1.44
207  Italy 1.43
208  Hungary 1.43
209  Serbia 1.43
210  Greece 1.42
211  Japan 1.40
212  Slovakia 1.39
213  Andorra 1.38
214  Slovenia 1.34
215  Poland 1.33
216  Romania 1.33
217  Montserrat (UK) 1.30
218  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.27
219  British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.26
220  Korea, South 1.25
221  Hong Kong (China) 1.18
222  Taiwan 1.12
223  Macau (China) 0.94
224  Singapore 0.81
 
1  Christmas Island (Australia) -
2  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) -
3  Falkland Islands (UK) -
4  French Guiana (France) -
5  Kosovo -
6  Montenegro -
7  Niue -
8  Norfolk Island (Australia) -
9  Pitcairn Islands (UK) -
10  Svalbard (Norway) -
11  Tokelau (New Zealand) -
12   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 by TFR: 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  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
  Population Replacement 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  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  Yugoslavia ( 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
  Population Replacement 2.1
128  New Zealand 2.0
129  Ireland 2.0
130  Myanmar (Burma) 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.

Country ranking by TFR forecast[edit]

2015 List by the United Nations
Rank Country Fertility rate
2015-2020 (Medium Variant)
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.46
2  Somalia 6.12
3  Mali 5.92
4  Chad 5.79
5  Angola 5.79
6  Burundi 5.66
7  DR Congo 5.66
8  Gambia 5.53
9  Uganda 5.46
10  Nigeria 5.41
11  Timor-Leste 5.33
12  Burkina Faso 5.23
13  Zambia 5.14
14  Mozambique 5.12
15  Tanzania 4.92
16  Malawi 4.88
17  Senegal 4.83
18  Côte d'Ivoire 4.77
19  South Sudan 4.73
20  Guinea 4.73
21  Republic of the Congo 4.64
22  Guinea-Bissau 4.56
23  Equatorial Guinea 4.52
24  Benin 4.50
25  Liberia 4.47
26  Cameroon 4.46
27  Mauritania 4.39
28  Sao Tome and Principe 4.36
29  Togo 4.35
30  Iraq 4.35
31  Sierra Leone 4.28
32  Afghanistan 4.25
33  Comoros 4.23
34  Madagascar 4.21
35  Sudan 4.13
36  Kenya 4.10
37  Eritrea 4.02
38  Central African Republic 4.02
39  Ethiopia 3.99
40  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 3.95
41  Ghana 3.95
42  Samoa 3.90
43  Yemen 3.79
44  Solomon Islands 3.76
45  Mayotte (France) 3.73
46  Gabon 3.68
47  Zimbabwe 3.65
48  Rwanda 3.62
49  Papua New Guinea 3.58
50  Tonga 3.58
51  Kiribati 3.58
52  Pakistan 3.38
53  Tajikistan 3.32
54  Namibia 3.31
55  Vanuatu 3.22
56  French Guiana (France) 3.28
57  Jordan 3.20
58  Egypt 3.16
59  Federated States of Micronesia 3.08
60  Swaziland 3.06
61  Guatemala 3.03
62  Lesotho 3.01
63  Djibouti 2.99
64  Kyrgyzstan 2.93
65  Israel 2.93
66  Philippines 2.87
67  Haiti 2.85
68  Bolivia 2.83
69  Laos 2.77
70  Syria 2.77
71  Botswana 2.67
72  Algeria 2.62
73  Saudi Arabia 2.59
74  Mongolia 2.54
75  Cambodia 2.53
76  Kazakhstan 2.53
77  Oman 2.51
78  Fiji 2.48
79  Guyana 2.47
  World 2.47
80  Belize 2.46
81  Paraguay 2.45
82  Ecuador 2.44
83  Morocco 2.38
84  Dominican Republic 2.38
85  Panama 2.36
86  Indonesia 2.36
87  Peru 2.35
88  India 2.34
89  Uzbekistan 2.33
90  Guam (US) 2.32
91  Libya 2.32
92  South Africa 2.28
93  Venezuela 2.28
94  Suriname 2.28
95  Argentina 2.27
96  Honduras 2.25
97  Turkmenistan 2.22
98  Azerbaijan 2.22
99  Seychelles 2.21
100  Cabo Verde 2.19
101  United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.18
102  Nicaragua 2.16
103  Mexico 2.14
104  Myanmar (Burma) 2.13
105  Réunion (France) 2.12
106  Guadeloupe (France) 2.10
  Population Replacement 2.10
107    Nepal 2.09
108  Bangladesh 2.08
109  Grenada 2.08
110  Tunisia 2.07
111  Western Sahara 2.06
112  Curaçao (Netherlands) 2.05
113  Kuwait 2.04
114  New Caledonia (France) 2.04
115  Sri Lanka 2.03
116  Antigua and Barbuda 2.03
117  Turkey 2.01
118  Ireland 2.00
119  Jamaica 1.99
120  French Polynesia (France) 1.99
121  New Zealand 1.99
122  France 1.99
123  Maldives 1.98
124  Bahrain 1.98
125  Uruguay 1.98
126  Qatar 1.95
127  Vietnam 1.95
128  North Korea 1.94
129  Bhutan 1.93
130  Sweden 1.93
131  United Kingdom 1.91
132  Iceland 1.90
133  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.90
134  Malaysia 1.90
135  United States 1.90
136  Martinique (France) 1.88
137  El Salvador 1.87
138  Australia 1.86
139  Colombia 1.83
140  Bahamas 1.83
141  Belgium 1.83
142  Brunei 1.82
143  Saint Lucia 1.82
144  Georgia 1.82
145  Norway 1.81
146  Barbados 1.80
147  Albania 1.78
148  Finland 1.77
149  Netherlands 1.77
150  Denmark 1.76
151  Costa Rica 1.76
152  Brazil 1.74
153  Chile 1.73
154  United Arab Emirates 1.73
155  Trinidad and Tobago 1.73
156  Russia 1.72
157  Lebanon 1.71
158  Estonia 1.66
159  Montenegro 1.65
160  Slovenia 1.65
161  Belarus 1.64
162  Lithuania 1.63
163  Iran 1.62
164  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.62
165  Luxembourg 1.61
166  Bulgaria 1.60
167  China 1.59
168  Puerto Rico (US) 1.59
169  Serbia 1.59
170  Cuba 1.58
171   Switzerland 1.57
172  Canada 1.56
173  Ukraine 1.56
174  Latvia 1.55
175  Macedonia 1.55
176  Czech Republic 1.54
177  Austria 1.53
178  Romania 1.53
179  Armenia 1.51
180  Italy 1.49
181 Channel Islands -  Jersey and  Guernsey (UK) 1.49
182  Malta 1.49
183  Croatia 1.48
184  Thailand 1.46
185  Japan 1.46
186  Mauritius 1.44
187  Germany 1.44
188  Slovakia 1.44
189  Cyprus 1.42
190  Hungary 1.40
191  Spain 1.38
192  Macau (China) 1.34
193  Poland 1.33
194  South Korea 1.33
195  Greece 1.30
196  Hong Kong (China) 1.30
197  Singapore 1.26
198  Portugal 1.24
199  Moldova 1.23
200  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.23
 
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) -

Note:

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

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