List of sovereign states and dependencies by total fertility rate

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world map showing countries by fertility rate (2016) – according to CIA World Factbook of 2016

This is a list of all sovereign states and dependencies 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 2014, published in 2016.[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 2017 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 World Bank Country ranking and comparison by TFR: 1960 and 2015 list is sourced and based on online published demographic data of the World Bank web site. [6]

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[7] published online.[8][9]

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.[10][11] 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]

2016 List by the World Bank 2017 List by the Population Reference Bureau 2016 List by the CIA World Factbook
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2016
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.6
2  Somalia 6.5
3  Mali 6.2
4  Chad 6.2
5  Angola 6.1
6  DR Congo 6.0
7  Burundi 5.9
8  Uganda 5.8
9  Gambia, The 5.7
10  Nigeria 5.7
11  Burkina Faso 5.5
12  Mozambique 5.4
13  Zambia 5.4
14  Tanzania 5.1
15  Malawi 5.1
16  Timor-Leste 5.1
17  Senegal 5.1
18  South Sudan 5.0
19  Guinea 5.0
20  Cote d'Ivoire 5.0
21  Republic of the Congo 4.9
22  Afghanistan 4.8
23  Equatorial Guinea 4.8
24  Guinea-Bissau 4.8
25  Benin 4.8
26  Liberia 4.7
27  Cameroon 4.7
28  Sierra Leone 4.6
29  Mauritania 4.6
30  Togo 4.6
31  Sao Tome and Principe 4.6
32  Iraq 4.6
33  Comoros 4.5
34  Madagascar 4.4
35  Ethiopia 4.4
36  Sudan 4.4
37  Kenya 4.3
38  Central African Republic 4.3
39  Eritrea 4.3
40  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.2
41  Ghana 4.2
42  Yemen 4.2
43  Samoa 4.1
44  Solomon Islands 4.0
45  Zimbabwe 3.9
46  Gabon 3.9
47  Rwanda 3.9
48  Papua New Guinea 3.8
49  Kiribati 3.7
50  Tonga 3.7
51  Pakistan 3.6
52  Namibia 3.5
53  Tajikistan 3.5
54  Jordan 3.4
55  Vanuatu 3.3
56  Egypt 3.3
57  Swaziland 3.3
58  Federated States of Micronesia 3.2
59  Guatemala 3.2
60  Kyrgyzstan 3.2
61  Djibouti 3.2
62  Lesotho 3.2
63  Israel 3.1
64  Haiti 3.0
65  Philippines 3.0
66  Laos 3.0
67  Bolivia 3.0
68  Syria 3.0
69  Algeria 2.9
70  Botswana 2.8
71  Oman 2.8
72  Saudi Arabia 2.8
73  Kazakhstan 2.7
74  Mongolia 2.7
75  Cambodia 2.6
76  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.6
77  Belize 2.6
78  Fiji 2.6
79  Guyana 2.6
80  Ecuador 2.5
81  Paraguay 2.5
82  Morocco 2.5
83  Dominican Republic 2.5
84  Libya 2.5
85  Indonesia 2.5
86  Peru 2.5
  World 2.5
87  Panama 2.4
88  India 2.4
89  Guam (US) 2.4
90  Honduras 2.4
91  Venezuela 2.4
92  South Africa 2.4
93  Suriname 2.4
94  Argentina 2.3
95  Cabo Verde 2.3
96  Turkmenistan 2.3
97  Seychelles 2.3
98  Nicaragua 2.3
99  Mexico 2.2
100  New Caledonia (France) 2.2
101    Nepal 2.2
102  Myanmar (Burma) 2.2
103  Uzbekistan 2.2
104  Tunisia 2.2
105  Bangladesh 2.2
106  Grenada 2.1
107  Maldives 2.1
108  Kuwait 2.1
109  Kosovo 2.1
110  Sri Lanka 2.1
111  Antigua and Barbuda 2.1
112  Turkey 2.1
113  Bahrain 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
114  Jamaica 2.0
115  French Polynesia (France) 2.0
116  Greenland (Denmark) 2.0
117  Bhutan 2.0
118  Qatar 2.0
119  Uruguay 2.0
120  Curaçao (Netherlands) 2.0
121  Azerbaijan 2.0
122  France 2.0
123  Korea, North 2.0
124  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.0
125  Vietnam 2.0
126  Ireland 2.0
127  Malaysia 1.9
128  El Salvador 1.9
129  Iceland 1.9
130  New Zealand 2.0
131  Colombia 1.9
132  St. Lucia 1.9
133  Sweden 1.9
134  Brunei 1.9
135  Bahamas, The 1.9
136  United States 1.9
137  Australia 1.9
138  United Kingdom 1.8
139  Costa Rica 1.8
140  Georgia 1.8
141  Saint Martin (France) 1.8
142  Barbados 1.8
143  Brazil 1.8
144  Albania 1.8
145  United Arab Emirates 1.8
146  Norway 1.8
147  Trinidad and Tobago 1.8
148  Chile 1.8
149  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.8
150  Finland 1.8
151  Belgium 1.8
152  Lebanon 1.7
153  Iran, Islamic Republic of 1.7
154  Russia 1.7
155  Montenegro 1.7
156  Netherlands 1.7
157  Denmark 1.7
158  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.7
159  Bermuda (UK) 1.6
160  Belarus 1.6
161  Cuba 1.6
162  Canada 1.6
163  Lithuania 1.6
164  China 1.6
165  Slovenia 1.6
166  Luxembourg 1.6
167  Armenia 1.5
168  Macedonia 1.5
169  Latvia 1.7
170   Switzerland 1.5
171  Estonia 1.5
172  Thailand 1.5
173  Ukraine 1.5
174  Bulgaria 1.5
175  Puerto Rico (US) 1.5
176 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 1.5
177  Czech Republic /  Czechia 1.5
178  Croatia 1.5
179  Liechtenstein 1.4
180  Cyprus 1.4
181  Austria 1.4
182  Mauritius 1.4
183  Serbia 1.4
184  Japan 1.4
185  Romania 1.4
186  Germany 1.4
187  Italy 1.4
188  Malta 1.4
189  Hungary 1.4
190  Slovak Republic /  Slovakia 1.3
191  Greece 1.3
192  Poland 1.3
193  Spain 1.3
194  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
195  Moldova 1.3
196  Singapore 1.3
197  Macau (China) 1.2
198  Hong Kong (China) 1.2
199  Portugal 1.2
200  Korea, South 1.2
  World
World 2.5
  Major Regions
1 Sub-Saharan Africa 5.0
2 Arab world 3.4
3 Pacific Island small states 3.3
4 Middle East and North Africa 2.8
5 South Asia 2.6
6 Latin America and Caribbean 2.1
7 North America 1.8
8 East Asia and Pacific 1.8
9 Europe and Central Asia 1.7
10 Central Europe and the Baltics 1.4
  States’ Size
1 Other small states 3.2
2 Small states 3.0
3 Caribbean small states 2.1
  International Organizations
1 OECD members 1.7
2 European Union 1.5
  Security Situation
1 Fragile and conflict affected situations 4.4
  Economic Areas
1 Eurozone 1.5
  Economic Situation
1 Heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) 5.0
2 Least Developed Countries: UN classification 4.2
  Economic Income
1 Low income countries 4.8
2 Lower middle income countries 2.8
3 Low and middle income countries 2.6
4 Middle income countries 2.4
5 Upper middle income countries 1.8
6 High income countries 1.7
  Not Ranked
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra -
3  British Virgin Islands (UK) -
4  Cayman Islands (UK) -
5  Dominica -
6  French Guiana (France) -
7  Gibraltar (UK) -
8  Guadeloupe (France) -
9  Isle of Man (UK) -
10  Marshall Islands -
11  Mayotte (France) -
12  Monaco -
13  Nauru -
14  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
15  Palau -
16  San Marino -
17  Sint Maarten (Dutch part) -
18  St. Kitts and Nevis -
19  Turks and Caicos Islands -
20  Tuvalu -
21   Vatican City -
22  Western Sahara -
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2017
(births/woman
1  Niger 7.3
2  Chad 6.4
3  Somalia 6.4
4  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.3
5  Angola 6.2
6  Mali 6.0
7  Burkina Faso 5.7
8  Timor-Leste 5.6
9  Nigeria 5.5
10  Burundi 5.5
11  Gambia 5.5
12  Uganda 5.4
13  Mozambique 5.3
14  Afghanistan 5.3
15  Tanzania 5.2
16  Zambia 5.2
17  South Sudan 5.1
18  Mayotte (France) 5.0
19  Côte d’Ivoire 5.0
20  Benin 5.0
21  Senegal 4.9
22  Sierra Leone 4.9
23  Central African Republic 4.9
24  Guinea 4.9
25  Cameroon 4.8
26  Equatorial Guinea 4.8
27  Guinea-Bissau 4.7
28  Congo 4.7
29  Liberia 4.7
30  Sudan 4.7
31  Mauritania 4.6
32  Ethiopia 4.6
33  Togo 4.5
34  Malawi 4.4
35  Sao Tome and Principe 4.4
36  Comoros 4.3
37  Madagascar 4.2
38  Rwanda 4.2
39  Eritrea 4.2
40  Samoa 4.2
41  Yemen 4.1
42  Iraq 4.1
43  Marshall Islands 4.1
44  Ghana 4.0
45  Zimbabwe 4.0
46  Palestinian Territory (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.0
47  Nauru 3.9
48  Kenya 3.9
49  Gabon 3.9
50  Solomon Islands 3.9
51  Kiribati 3.8
52  Papua New Guinea 3.7
53  Pakistan 3.6
54  Tuvalu 3.6
55  Tonga 3.6
56  Tajikistan 3.4
57  Namibia 3.4
58  Vanuatu 3.4
59  French Guiana (France) 3.4
60  Egypt 3.3
61  Swaziland 3.3
62  Lesotho 3.3
63  Jordan 3.3
64  Kyrgyzstan 3.2
65  Turkmenistan 3.2
66  Algeria 3.1
67  Israel 3.1
68  Fiji 3.1
69  Mongolia 3.0
70  Kazakhstan 3.0
71  Micronesia, Federated States of 3.0
72  Guatemala 2.9
73  Bolivia 2.9
74  Haiti 2.9
75  Djibouti 2.9
76  Syria 2.9
77  Guam (US) 2.9
78  Oman 2.9
79  Botswana 2.8
80  Laos 2.8
81  Philippines 2.8
82  Cambodia 2.6
83  Belize 2.6
84  Saudi Arabia 2.6
85  Uzbekistan 2.5
86  Honduras 2.5
87  Paraguay 2.5
88  Guyana 2.5
89  Ecuador 2.5
90  Reunion (France) 2.5
  World 2.5
91  South Africa 2.4
92  Dominican Republic 2.4
93  Peru 2.4
94  Nicaragua 2.4
95  Tunisia 2.4
96  Indonesia 2.4
97  Morocco 2.4
98  Venezuela 2.4
99  Panama 2.4
100  Seychelles 2.4
101  India 2.3
102    Nepal 2.3
103  Libya 2.3
104  Cape Verde 2.3
105  El Salvador 2.3
106  Bangladesh 2.3
107  Myanmar (Burma) 2.3
108  Suriname 2.3
109  Argentina 2.3
110  New Caledonia (France) 2.3
111  Mexico 2.2
112  Maldives 2.2
113  Palau 2.2
114  Western Sahara 2.1
115  Bhutan 2.1
116  Turkey 2.1
117  Viet Nam 2.1
118  Sri Lanka 2.1
119  Grenada 2.1
120  Guadeloupe (France) 2.1
121  Dominica 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
122  Colombia 2.0
123  Malaysia 2.0
124  Azerbaijan 2.0
125  Jamaica 2.0
126  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.0
127  Kuwait 2.0
128  French Polynesia (France) 2.0
129  Qatar 2.0
130  Martinique (France) 2.0
131  Brunei 1.9
132  Bahrain 1.9
133  Korea, North 1.9
134  Ireland 1.9
135  Uruguay 1.9
136  New Zealand 1.9
137  France 1.9
138  Sweden 1.9
139  Iran 1.8
140  Costa Rica 1.8
141  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.8
142  Chile 1.8
143  Kosovo 1.8
144  Australia 1.8
145  Bahamas 1.8
146  China (mainland only) 1.8
147  Iceland 1.8
148  United States 1.8
149  United Kingdom 1.8
150  United Arab Emirates 1.8
151  Georgia 1.7
152  Lebanon 1.7
153  Trinidad and Tobago 1.7
154  Russia 1.7
155  Belarus 1.7
156  Barbados 1.7
157  Curaçao (Netherlands) 1.7
158  Norway 1.7
159  Belgium 1.7
160  Cuba 1.7
161  Denmark 1.7
162  Lithuania 1.7
163  Latvia 1.7
164  Netherlands 1.7
165  Armenia 1.6
166  Brazil 1.6
167  Montenegro 1.6
168  Albania 1.6
169  Estonia 1.6
170  Czechia /  Czech Republic 1.6
171  Canada 1.6
172  Finland 1.6
173  Slovenia 1.6
-  European Union 1.6
174  Antigua and Barbuda 1.5
175  Saint Lucia 1.5
176  Thailand 1.5
177  Macedonia 1.5
178   Switzerland 1.5
179 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 1.5
180  Luxembourg 1.5
181  Austria 1.5
182  Hungary 1.5
183  Ukraine 1.5
184  Germany 1.5
185  Serbia 1.5
186  Croatia 1.5
187  Bulgaria 1.5
188  Japan 1.5
189  San Marino 1.5
190  Monaco 1.5
191  Cyprus 1.4
192  Slovakia /  Slovak Republic 1.4
193  Malta 1.4
194  Mauritius 1.4
195  Poland 1.4
196  Portugal 1.4
197  Liechtenstein 1.3
198  Moldova 1.3
199  Puerto Rico (US) 1.3
200  Greece 1.3
201  Spain 1.3
202  Italy 1.3
203  Andorra 1.2
204  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.2
205  Singapore 1.2
206  Romania 1.2
207  China, Republic of (Taiwan) 1.2
208  Korea, South 1.2
209  Hong Kong (China) 1.2
210  Macau (China) 1.1
  World
1 World 2.5
  Continents
1 Africa 4.6
2 Oceania 2.3
3 Asia 2.2
4 Americas 2.0
5 Europe 1.6
  Major Regions
1 Middle Africa 5.9
2 Western Africa 5.3
3 Eastern Africa 4.7
4 Northern Africa 3.3
5 Western Asia 2.8
6 Central Asia 2.8
7 Southern Africa 2.5
8 South Asia 2.4
9 Southeast Asia 2.3
10 Oceania 2.3
11 Central America 2.3
12 Caribbean 2.2
13 South America 1.9
14 Northern Europe 1.8
15 Northern America 1.8
16 East Asia 1.8
17 Western Europe 1.7
18 Eastern Europe 1.6
19 Southern Europe 1.4
  Not Ranked
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
2016 est.
(births/woman)
1  Niger 6.62
2  Burundi 6.04
3  Mali 5.95
4  Somalia 5.89
5  Uganda 5.80
6  Burkina Faso 5.79
7  Zambia 5.67
8  Malawi 5.54
9  Angola 5.31
10  Afghanistan 5.22
11  South Sudan 5.19
12  Mozambique 5.15
13  Nigeria 5.13
14  Ethiopia 5.07
15  Timor-Leste 4.90
16  Benin 4.86
17  Tanzania 4.83
18  Guinea 4.82
19  Sierra Leone 4.76
20  Cameroon 4.70
21  Republic of the Congo 4.63
22  Liberia 4.60
23  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.53
24  Equatorial Guinea 4.48
25  Rwanda 4.46
26  Chad 4.45
27  Togo 4.43
28  Gabon 4.43
29  Sao Tome and Principe 4.40
30  Senegal 4.36
31  Central African Republic 4.36
32  Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) 4.30
33  Guinea-Bissau 4.16
34  Madagascar 4.12
35  Eritrea 4.07
36  Iraq 4.06
37  Ghana 4.03
38  Western Sahara 3.93
39  Mauritania 3.93
40  Yemen 3.77
41  Sudan 3.68
42  Gambia, The 3.63
43  Egypt 3.53
44  Zimbabwe 3.50
45  Comoros 3.47
46  Côte d’Ivoire 3.46
47  Namibia 3.36
48  West Bank (Palestinian Territories) 3.33
49  Solomon Islands 3.22
50  Jordan 3.18
51  Tonga 3.18
52  Vanuatu 3.16
53  Kenya 3.14
54  Papua New Guinea 3.10
55  Marshall Islands 3.09
56  Philippines 3.06
57  Tuvalu 2.98
58  Belize 2.90
59  American Samoa (US) 2.87
60  Nauru 2.84
61  Oman 2.84
62  Guatemala 2.83
63  Haiti 2.79
64  Samoa 2.77
65  Laos 2.76
66  Swaziland 2.74
67  Algeria 2.74
68  Honduras 2.72
69  Bolivia 2.68
70  Lesotho 2.68
71  Pakistan 2.68
72  Tajikistan 2.67
73  Israel 2.66
74  Kyrgyzstan 2.64
75  Cambodia 2.56
76  Syria 2.55
77  Malaysia 2.53
78  India 2.45
79  Micronesia, Federated States of 2.45
80  Kuwait 2.44
81  Fiji 2.44
82  Kiribati 2.43
  World 2.42
83  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.36
84  Venezuela 2.35
85  Djibouti 2.35
86  United Arab Emirates 2.33
87  Panama 2.33
88  Guam (US) 2.31
89  South Africa 2.31
90  Dominican Republic 2.31
91  Botswana 2.30
92  Kazakhstan 2.28
93  Argentina 2.28
94  Cabo Verde 2.26
95  Mexico 2.25
96  Ecuador 2.22
97  Cook Islands 2.21
98  Bangladesh 2.19
99    Nepal 2.18
100  Peru 2.15
101  Burma (Myanmar) 2.15
102  Indonesia 2.13
103  Mongolia 2.13
104  Morocco 2.12
105  Saudi Arabia 2.11
  Population Replacement 2.10
106  Sri Lanka 2.09
107  Turkmenistan 2.08
108  France 2.07
109  Curacao (Netherlands) 2.06
110  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 2.06
111  Dominica 2.04
112  Grenada 2.04
113  Guyana 2.04
114  Libya 2.04
115  Turkey 2.03
116  New Zealand 2.03
117  Colombia 2.02
118  Antigua and Barbuda 2.01
119  Iceland 2.01
120  Greenland (Denmark) 2.01
121  Jamaica 1.99
122  Ireland 1.98
123  Tunisia 1.98
124  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 1.96
125  Korea, North 1.96
126  Suriname 1.95
127  New Caledonia (France) 1.95
128  Bahamas, The 1.95
129  Bermuda (UK) 1.94
130  Bhutan 1.93
131  Isle of Man (UK) 1.93
132  Nicaragua 1.92
133  Gibraltar (UK) 1.91
134  Paraguay 1.91
135  Qatar 1.90
136  French Polynesia (France) 1.90
137  Costa Rica 1.90
138  Azerbaijan 1.90
139  United Kingdom 1.89
140  El Salvador 1.89
141  Sweden 1.88
142  United States 1.87
143  Norway 1.86
144  Seychelles 1.86
145  Cayman Islands (UK) 1.85
146  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.84
147  Iran 1.83
148  Vietnam 1.82
149  Uruguay 1.81
150  Chile 1.81
151  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.81
152  Brunei 1.79
153  Belgium 1.78
154  Uzbekistan 1.78
155  Netherlands 1.78
156  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.78
157  Bahrain 1.77
158  Australia 1.77
159  Georgia 1.76
160  Brazil 1.76
161  Saint Lucia 1.75
162  Finland 1.75
163  Anguilla (UK) 1.75
164  Mauritius 1.75
165  Wallis and Futuna (France) 1.74
166  Denmark 1.73
167  United States Virgin Islands (US ) 1.73
168  Maldives 1.73
169  Lebanon 1.73
170  Trinidad and Tobago 1.71
171  Palau 1.71
172  Cuba 1.71
173  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 1.70
174  Liechtenstein 1.69
175  Barbados 1.68
176  Jersey (UK) 1.66
177  Armenia 1.64
178  Puerto Rico (US) 1.64
179  Russia 1.61
180  Luxembourg 1.61
181  Macedonia 1.60
-  European Union 1.60
182  China, People's Republic of 1.60
183  Canada 1.60
184  Estonia 1.60
185  Lithuania 1.59
186  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 1.58
187  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 1.56
188  Moldova 1.56
189  Guernsey (UK) 1.56
190   Switzerland 1.55
191  Malta 1.55
192  Ukraine 1.54
193  Monaco 1.53
194  Portugal 1.53
195  Latvia 1.72
196  Thailand 1.51
197  Albania 1.51
198  San Marino 1.50
199  Spain 1.49
200  Belarus 1.48
201  Cyprus 1.47
202  Austria 1.47
203  Bulgaria 1.46
204  Czechia /  Czech Republic 1.45
205  Germany 1.44
206  Hungary 1.44
207  Serbia 1.43
208  Italy 1.43
209  Greece 1.42
210  Japan 1.41
211  Slovakia /  Slovak Republic 1.40
212  Andorra 1.39
213  Croatia 1.39
214  Slovenia 1.35
215  Poland 1.34
216  Romania 1.34
217  Montserrat (UK) 1.31
218  British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.28
219  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.28
220  Korea, South 1.25
221  Hong Kong (China) 1.19
222  China, Republic of (Taiwan) 1.12
223  Macau (China) 0.94
224  Singapore 0.82
  Not Ranked
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 -
13  Western Sahara -

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 of TFR by year[edit]

1960 and 2015[edit]

1960 List by the World Bank 2015 List by the World Bank
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 1960
(births/woman)
1  Rwanda (Belgian overseas colonies, Ruanda-UrundiUnited Nations trust territories Rwanda) 8.2
2  Kenya (British Empire, Kenya Colony Kenya) 7.9
3  Jordan 7.7
4  Samoa (United Nations trust territories, Western Samoa Samoa) 7.7
5  Dominican Republic 7.6
6  Algeria (French Colonial Empire, French Algeria Algeria) 7.5
7  Syria 7.5
8  Honduras 7.5
9  Afghanistan 7.5
10  Niger 7.4
11  Yemen ( North Yemen and  South Yemen Yemen) 7.4
12  Angola (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Angola Angola 7.4
13  Tonga (British Empire, British Protectorate Tonga) 7.4
14  Cote d'Ivoire 7.4
15  Nicaragua 7.3
16  Madagascar 7.3
17  Somalia 7.3
18  Oman 7.2
19  Kuwait (British Empire, British Protectorate Kuwait) 7.2
20  St. Vincent and the Grenadines (British Empire St. Vincent and the Grenadines) 7.2
21  Saudi Arabia 7.2
22  Libya 7.2
23  New Hebrides (British and French Condominium →  Vanuatu) 7.2
24  Southern Rhodesia (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Zimbabwe) 7.2
25  Philippines 7.1
26  Bahrain (British Empire Bahrain) 7.1
27  Morocco 7.1
28  Tunisia 7.0
29  Maldives (British Empire, British Protectorate Maldives) 7.0
30  Northern Rhodesia (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Zambia) 7.0
31  Uganda (British Empire Uganda) 7.0
32  Qatar (British Empire, British Protectorate Qatar) 7.0
33  Peru 7.0
34  St. Lucia (British Empire, West Indies Federation St. Lucia) 7.0
35  Cambodia 7.0
36  Mali 7.0
37  Mongolia 7.0
38  Burundi (Belgian overseas colonies, Ruanda-UrundiUnited Nations trust territories Burundi) 7.0
39  Senegal 7.0
40  Malawi (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Nyasaland Protectorate Malawi) 6.9
41  Federated States of Micronesia (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Federated States of Micronesia) 6.9
42  United Arab Emirates (British Empire, Trucial States United Arab Emirates) 6.9
43  Iran 6.9
44  Eritrea ( Ethiopia Eritrea) 6.9
45  Cabo Verde (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Cape Verde Cabo Verde) 6.9
46  Ethiopia 6.9
47  Colombia 6.8
48  Tanzania (Trust Territory of Tanganyika and British Protectorate of Zanzibar Tanzania) 6.8
49  Comoros (French Colonial Empire Comoros) 6.8
50  Kiribati (British Empire, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Kiribati ) 6.8
51  Mauritania 6.8
52  Mexico 6.8
53  Ghana 6.7
54  Grenada 6.7
55  Bangladesh (Pakistan, East Pakistan Bangladesh) 6.7
56  South Sudan ( Sudan South Sudan) 6.7
57  Ecuador 6.7
58  Swaziland (British Empire Swaziland) 6.7
59  Uzbek SSR ( Soviet Union Uzbekistan) 6.7
60  Bolivia 6.7
61  Sudan 6.7
62  El Salvador 6.7
63  Bhutan 6.7
64  Egypt 6.6
65  Venezuela 6.6
66  Botswana (British Empire, Bechuanaland Protectorate Botswana) 6.6
67  Suriname (Kingdom of the Netherlands Suriname) 6.6
68  Pakistan 6.6
69  Mozambique (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Mozambique Mozambique) 6.6
70  Guatemala 6.5
71  Togo 6.5
72  Paraguay 6.5
73  Belize 6.5
74  Albania 6.5
75  Brunei (British Empire, British Protectorate Brunei) 6.5
76  Djibouti (French Colonial Empire, French Somaliland Djibouti) 6.5
77  Fiji (British Empire Fiji) 6.5
78  Costa Rica 6.5
79  Turkmen SSR ( Soviet Union Turkmenistan) 6.4
80  Liberia 6.4
81  Solomon Islands (British Empire Solomon Islands) 6.4
82  Timor-Leste (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Timor Timor-Leste) 6.4
83  Nigeria 6.4
84  Vietnam ( North Vietnam and  South Vietnam Vietnam) 6.3
85  Haiti 6.3
86  Turkey 6.3
87  Republic of Upper Volta (→  Burkina Faso) 6.3
88  Benin 6.3
89  New Caledonia (French colonial EmpireFrance) 6.3
90  Territory of Papua and New Guinea (United Nations trust territories Papua New Guinea 6.3
91  Iraq 6.3
92  Chad 6.3
93  Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe) 6.2
94  Tajik SSR ( Soviet Union Tajikistan) 6.2
95  Brazil 6.2
96  Malaysia 6.2
96  South Africa 6.2
97  Mauritius (British Empire Mauritius) 6.2
98  South Korea 6.2
99  South-West Africa ( South Africa Namibia) 6.2
100  Thailand 6.1
101  Guinea 6.1
102  Guam (US) 6.1
103  Myanmar (Burma) 6.1
104 Template:Country data Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) (→  Zaire DR Congo) 6.0
105  Sierra Leone (British Empire Sierra Leone) 6.0
106  Laos 6.0
107    Nepal 6.0
108  Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Guinea Guinea-Bissau) 5.9
109  India 5.9
110  Republic of the Congo 5.9
111  Panama 5.9
112  Central African Republic 5.8
113  Lesotho (British Empire Lesotho) 5.8
114  China 5.8
115  Guyana (British Empire Guyana) 5.8
116  Lebanon 5.7
117  Indonesia 5.7
118  French Polynesia (French Colonial EmpireFrance) 5.7
119  Cameroon 5.6
120  United States Virgin Islands (US) 5.6
121  Gambia, The (British Empire, Gambia Colony and Protectorate Gambia, The) 5.6
122  Azerbaijan SSR ( Soviet Union Azerbaijan) 5.6
123  Sri Lanka 5.5
124  Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Empire, Spanish Guinea Equatorial Guinea) 5.5
125  Singapore 5.5
126  Jamaica (British Empire, Colony of Jamaica Jamaica) 5.4
127  Trinidad and Tobago (British Empire, West Indies Federation Trinidad and Tobago) 5.3
128  Kirghiz SSR ( Soviet Union Kyrgyzstan) 5.2
129  Hong Kong (British Empire, Hong Kong colony China, Special administrative regions of China) 5.2
130  Chile 5.1
131  Macau (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Macau China, Special administrative regions of China) 4.9
  World 4.9
132  Aruba (Netherlands) 4.8
133  Puerto Rico (US) 4.7
134  North Korea 4.6
135  Kazakh SSR ( Soviet Union Kazakhstan) 4.6
136  Armenian SSR ( Soviet Union Armenia ) 4.5
137  Bahamas, The (British Empire Bahamas, The) 4.5
138  Antigua and Barbuda (British Empire Antigua and Barbuda) 4.4
139  Gabon 4.4
140  Barbados (British Empire Barbados) 4.3
141  Iceland 4.3
142  Cuba 4.2
143  New Zealand 4.2
144  Israel 3.9
145  SR Macedonia ( Yugoslavia Macedonia) 3.8
146  Canada 3.8
147  Ireland 3.8
148  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Yugoslavia Bosnia and Herzegovina) 3.8
149  United States 3.7
150  Malta (British Empire Malta) 3.6
151  SR Montenegro ( YugoslaviaSerbia and Montenegro Montenegro) 3.6
152  Cyprus 3.5
153  Australia 3.5
154  Moldavian SSR ( Soviet Union Moldova) 3.3
155  Portugal 3.2
156  Netherlands 3.1
157  Argentina 3.1
158  Slovak Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia Slovak Republic /  Slovakia) 3.0
159  Poland 3.0
160  Georgian SSR ( Soviet Union Georgia) 3.0
161  Uruguay 2.9
162  Spain 2.9
163  Norway 2.9
164  France 2.9
165  Finland 2.7
166  Austria 2.7
167  United Kingdom 2.7
168  Byelorussian SSR ( Soviet Union Belarus) 2.7
169  Denmark 2.6
170  Lithuanian SSR ( Soviet Union Lithuania) 2.6
171  Belgium 2.5
172  Russian SFSR ( Soviet Union Russia) 2.5
173   Switzerland 2.4
174 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 2.4
175  Germany ( West Germany and  East Germany Germany) 2.4
176  Italy 2.4
177  SR Slovenia ( Yugoslavia Slovenia) 2.3
178  Romania 2.3
179  SR Croatia ( Yugoslavia Croatia) 2.3
180  Bulgaria 2.3
181  Luxembourg 2.3
182  Ukrainian SSR ( Soviet Union Ukraine) 2.2
183  Greece 2.2
184  Sweden 2.2
185  Czech Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia Czech Republic /  Czechia) 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
186  Hungary 2.0
187  Japan 2.0
188  Estonian SSR ( Soviet Union Estonia) 2.0
189  Latvian SSR ( Soviet Union Latvia) 1.9
  World
World 4.9
  Major Regions
1 Arab World 6.9
2 Middle East and North Africa (excluding high income) 6.9
3 Middle East and North Africa 6.9
4 Pacific island small states 6.8
5 Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding high income) 6.6
6 Sub-Saharan Africa 6.6
7 South Asia 6.0
8 Latin America and Caribbean (excluding high income) 6.1
9 Latin America and Caribbean 6.0
10 East Asia and Pacific (excluding high income) 5.8
11 East Asia and Pacific 5.4
12 North America 3.7
13 Europe and Central Asia (excluding high income) 3.1
14 Europe and Central Asia 2.8
15 Central Europe and the Baltics 2.5
  States’ Size
1 Caribbean small states 5.5
2 Small states 5.3
3 Other small states 5.1
  International Organizations
OECD members 3.2
  Security Situation
Fragile and conflict affected situations 6.6
  Economic Situation
1 Heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) 6.7
2 Least developed countries: UN classification 6.7
  Economic Income
1 Low income 6.5
2 Lower middle income 5.9
3 Low and middle income 5.7
4 Middle income 5.6
5 Upper middle income 5.4
6 High income 3.0
  Not Ranked
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra -
3  Bermuda (UK) -
4  Cayman Islands (UK) -
5  Curaçao (Netherlands) -
6  Czechoslovakia (Dissolved in 1992) -
7  Dominica (British Colonial Empire Dominica) -
8  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
9  French Guiana (French Colonial EmpireFrance) -
10  Greenland (Denmark) -
11  Guadeloupe (French Colonial EmpireFrance) -
12  Isle of Man (UK) -
13  Yugoslavia ( Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro Serbia Kosovo) -
14  Liechtenstein -
15  Marshall Islands (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Marshall Islands) -
16  Mayotte (French Colonial EmpireFrance) -
17  Monaco -
18  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
19  Palau (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Palau) -
20  Palestinian territories (Jordan, West Bank and Egypt, Gaza StripIsraeli occupied territoriesPalestinian territories) -
21  San Marino -
22  SR Serbia ( Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro Serbia) -
23  Seychelles (British Colonial Empire, Crown colony Seychelles) -
24  Saint Martin (French part) -
25  Sint Maarten (Dutch part) -
26  St. Kitts and Nevis (British Colonial Empire St. Kitts and Nevis) -
27  Soviet Union (dissolved in 1991) -
28  Turks and Caicos Islands (British Colonial EmpireUK) -
29  Tuvalu (British Empire, Gilbert and Ellice IslandsEllice Islands Tuvalu) -
30   Vatican City -
31  Yugoslavia (dissolved in 1992) -
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2015
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.6
2  Somalia 6.4
3  Mali 6.1
4  Chad 6.0
5  Angola 6.0
6  DR Congo 5.9
7  Burundi 5.9
8  Uganda 5.7
9  Gambia, The 5.7
10  Timor-Leste 5.6
11  Nigeria 5.6
12  Burkina Faso 5.4
13  Mozambique 5.3
14  Zambia 5.3
15  Tanzania 5.1
16  Malawi 5.0
17  Senegal 5.0
18  South Sudan 4.9
19  Cote d'Ivoire 4.9
20  Guinea 4.9
21  Republic of the Congo 4.8
22  Guinea-Bissau 4.8
23  Equatorial Guinea 4.7
24  Benin 4.7
25  Afghanistan 4.7
26  Liberia 4.6
27  Cameroon 4.6
28  Mauritania 4.5
29  Sierra Leone 4.5
30  Sao Tome and Principe 4.5
31  Iraq 4.5
32  Togo 4.5
33  Comoros 4.4
34  Madagascar 4.3
35  Sudan 4.3
36  Ethiopia 4.3
37  Kenya 4.3
38  Eritrea 4.2
39  Central African Republic 4.2
40  Ghana 4.1
41  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.1
42  Yemen 4.0
43  Samoa 4.0
44  Solomon Islands 3.9
45  Zimbabwe 3.9
46  Gabon 3.8
47  Rwanda 3.8
48  Papua New Guinea 3.7
49  Kiribati 3.7
50  Tonga 3.7
51  Pakistan 3.5
52  Namibia 3.5
53  Tajikistan 3.5
54  Jordan 3.4
55  Egypt 3.3
56  Vanuatu 3.3
57  Swaziland 3.2
58  Federated States of Micronesia 3.2
59  Guatemala 3.2
60  Lesotho 3.1
61  Djibouti 3.1
62  Kyrgyzstan 3.1
63  Israel 3.0
64  Haiti 3.0
65  Philippines 2.9
66  Laos 2.9
67  Bolivia 2.9
68  Syria 2.9
69  Algeria 2.8
70  Botswana 2.8
71  Saudi Arabia 2.7
72  Oman 2.7
73  Mongolia 2.6
74  Kazakhstan 2.6
75  Cambodia 2.6
76  Belize 2.5
77  Fiji 2.5
78  Guyana 2.5
79  Ecuador 2.5
80  Paraguay 2.5
81  Morocco 2.5
82  Dominican Republic 2.5
83  Indonesia 2.4
84  Peru 2.4
85  Libya 2.4
86  Panama 2.4
87  Uzbekistan 2.4
88  India 2.4
89  Guam (US) 2.4
  World 2.4
90  Venezuela 2.3
91  South Africa 2.3
92  Suriname 2.3
93  Honduras 2.3
94  Argentina 2.3
95  Seychelles 2.3
96  Turkmenistan 2.3
97  Azerbaijan 2.3
98  Cabo Verde 2.3
99  United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.2
100  Nicaragua 2.2
101  Mexico 2.2
102  Myanmar (Burma) 2.2
103    Nepal 2.2
104  Bangladesh 2.1
105  Tunisia 2.1
106  Grenada 2.1
107  Curaçao (Netherlands) 2.1
108  Maldives 2.1
109  New Caledonia (France) 2.1
110  Kuwait 2.1
111  Antigua and Barbuda 2.1
112  Sri Lanka 2.1
113  Turkey 2.1
114  Bahrain 2.0
115  French Polynesia (France) 2.0
116  Jamaica 2.0
117  New Zealand 2.0
118  Ireland 2.0
119  Qatar 2.0
120  Uruguay 2.0
121  France 2.0
122  Bhutan 2.0
123  North Korea 2.0
124  Vietnam 2.0
125  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.0
126  Malaysia 1.9
127  Sweden 1.9
128  Iceland 1.9
129  United Kingdom 1.9
130  El Salvador 1.9
131  Australia 1.9
132  United States 1.9
133  Colombia 1.9
134  St. Lucia 1.9
135  Bahamas, The 1.9
136  Brunei 1.9
137  Belgium 1.8
138  Georgia 1.8
139  Costa Rica 1.8
140  Norway 1.8
141  Barbados 1.8
142  Albania 1.8
143  Brazil 1.8
144  United Arab Emirates 1.8
145  Trinidad and Tobago 1.8
146  Netherlands 1.8
147  Finland 1.8
148  Chile 1.7
149  Denmark 1.7
150  Lebanon 1.7
151  Russia 1.7
152  Iran 1.7
153  Montenegro 1.7
154  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.6
155  Slovenia 1.6
156  Belarus 1.6
157  Estonia 1.6
158  Puerto Rico (US) 1.6
159  Lithuania 1.6
160  Cuba 1.6
161  Canada 1.6
162  Luxembourg 1.6
163  Serbia 1.6
164  China 1.6
165  Bulgaria 1.6
166   Switzerland 1.5
167  Macedonia 1.5
168  Ukraine 1.5
169  Armenia 1.5
170  Latvia 1.5
171  Romania 1.5
172  Croatia 1.5
173  Austria 1.5
174  Thailand 1.5
175  Czech Republic /  Czechia 1.5
176 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 1.5
177  Malta 1.5
178  Italy 1.5
179  Mauritius 1.5
180  Cyprus 1.4
181  Japan 1.4
182  Germany 1.4
183  Slovak Republic /  Slovakia 1.4
184  Hungary 1.4
185  Poland 1.3
186  Spain 1.3
187  Greece 1.3
188  South Korea 1.3
189  Macau (China) 1.3
190  Hong Kong (China) 1.3
191  Portugal 1.3
192  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
193  Moldova 1.2
194  Singapore 1.2
  World
World 2.5
  Major Regions
1 Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding high income) 4.9
2 Sub-Saharan Africa 4.9
3 Arab World 3.3
4 Pacific island small states 3.3
5 Middle East and North Africa (excluding high income) 2.9
6 Middle East and North Africa 2.8
7 South Asia 2.6
8 Latin America and Caribbean (excluding high income) 2.1
9 Latin America and Caribbean 2.1
10 North America 1.8
11 East Asia and Pacific (excluding high income) 1.8
12 East Asia and Pacific 1.8
13 Europe and Central Asia (excluding high income) 1.9
14 Europe and Central Asia 1.8
15 Central Europe and the Baltics 1.4
  States’ Size
1 Other Small states 3.2
2 Small states 2.9
3 Caribbean small states 2.1
  International Organizations
1 OECD members 1.7
2 European Union 1.5
  Security Situation
Fragile and conflict affected situations 4.4
  Economic Areas
Euro area 1.5
  Economic Situation
1 Heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) 4.9
2 Least developed countries: UN classification 4.1
  Economic Income
1 Low income 4.8
2 Lower middle income 2.8
3 Low and middle income 2.6
4 Middle income 2.4
5 Upper middle income 1.8
6 High income 1.7
  Not Ranked
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra -
3  Bermuda (UK) -
4  Cayman Islands (UK) -
5  Dominica -
6  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
7  French Guiana (France) -
8  Greenland (Denmark) -
9  Guadeloupe (France) -
10  Isle of Man (UK) -
11  Kosovo -
12  Liechtenstein -
13  Marshall Islands -
14  Mayotte (France) -
15  Monaco -
16  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
17  Palau -
18  San Marino -
19  Saint Martin (French part) -
20  Sint Maarten (Dutch part) -
21  St. Kitts and Nevis -
22  Turks and Caicos Islands UK) -
23  Tuvalu -
24   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.

1970 and 2014[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 territoriesPalestinian Territories) 7.9
5  Mayotte (French Colonial EmpireFrench 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 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 Empire, 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 ( Pakistan, 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, Portuguese Cape Verde 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, Trucial States United Arab Emirates) 6.6
57  Western Sahara (Spanish SaharaMoroccan Occupation) 6.6
58  Mozambique (Portuguese Empire, 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, Portuguese Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe) 6.5
64  Vietnam ( North Vietnam and  South Vietnam Vietnam) 6.5
65  Bahrain (British Empire Bahrain) 6.5
66  Nigeria 6.5
67  South-West Africa ( South 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 (British and French Condominium →  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 (UN Trust Territories Papua New Guinea) 6.2
79  Cameroon 6.2
80  Dominican Republic 6.2
81  Guinea 6.2
82  El Salvador 6.2
83 Template:Country data Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) (→  Zaire Congo, Democratic Republic of the) 6.2
84  Guatemala 6.2
85  Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Empire, 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 Empire, 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  China, People's Republic of (mainland only) 5.5
111  Indonesia 5.5
112  Jamaica 5.5
113  Venezuela 5.4
114  New Caledonia (French Colonial EmpireOverseas departments and territories of France) 5.3
115  Panama 5.2
116  French Polynesia (French Colonial EmpireFrench 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 EmpireFrench Overseas Department) 4.9
125  Reunion (French Colonial EmpireFrench Overseas Department) 4.8
126  French Guiana (French Colonial EmpireFrench Overseas Department) 4.7
  World 4.7
127  Azerbaijan SSR ( Soviet Union Azerbaijan) 4.6
128  Martinique (French Colonial EmpireFrench 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  China, Republic of (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 EmpireDutch 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 Slovak Republic /  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 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 /  Czechia) 1.9
197  Sweden 1.9
198  SR Croatia ( Yugoslavia Croatia) 1.8
199  Finland 1.8
  Not Ranked
1  Andorra -
2  Czechoslovakia (dissolved in 1992) -
3  Dominica (British Empire Dominica) -
4 Template:Country data Ellice Islands (British Empire - Ellice Islands 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 2014
(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  Syria 3.0
74  Philippines 3.0
75  Mongolia 2.9
76  Saudi Arabia 2.9
77  Algeria 2.9
78  Ecuador 2.8
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