List of sovereign states and dependencies by total fertility rate

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world map showing countries by fertility rate (2017) – according to CIA World Factbook of 2017

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 Our World In Data (OWID) Country ranking and comparison by TFR: 1950 and 2015 list is sourced and based on the OWID website (on the clickable map and quoted sources).[6][7] Our World In Data (OWID) is an online publication that presents empirical research and data that show how living conditions around the world are changing. The aim is to show how the world is changing and why. The publication is developed at the University of Oxford and authored by social historian and development economist Max Roser.

The World Bank Country ranking and comparison by TFR: 1960 and 2015 list is sourced and based on the online published demographic data of the World Bank web site (on the clickable map and quoted sources).[8]

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[9] published online.[10][11]

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.[12][13] 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 2017 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  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 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  Congo, Republic of the 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  Micronesia, Federated States of 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  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  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 Middle East and North Africa 2.8
4 South Asia 2.6
5 Latin America and Caribbean 2.1
6 North America 1.8
7 East Asia and Pacific 1.8
8 Europe and Central Asia 1.7
9 Central Europe and the Baltics 1.4
  States’ Size
1 Pacific Island small states 3.3
2 Other small states 3.2
3 Small states 3.0
4 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, The 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, Republic of the 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 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 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
2017 est.
(births/woman)
1  Niger 6.49
2  Angola 6.16
3  Mali 6.01
4  Burundi 5.99
5  Somalia 5.80
6  Uganda 5.71
7  Burkina Faso 5.71
8  Zambia 5.63
9  Malawi 5.49
10  Afghanistan 5.12
11  Mozambique 5.08
12  South Sudan 5.07
13  Nigeria 5.07
14  Liberia 5.06
15  Ethiopia 4.99
16  Timor-Leste 4.79
17  Benin 4.77
18  Tanzania 4.77
19  Guinea 4.77
20  Sierra Leone 4.73
21  Cameroon 4.64
22  Congo, Republic of the 4.59
23  Gabon 4.39
24  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.39
25  Equatorial Guinea 4.39
26  Togo 4.38
27  Chad 4.34
28  Central African Republic 4.30
29  Senegal 4.28
30  Sao Tome and Principe 4.25
31  Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) 4.13
32  Guinea-Bissau 4.09
33  Madagascar 4.03
34  Ghana 4.00
35  Iraq 4.00
36  Eritrea 3.99
37  Zimbabwe 3.98
38  Rwanda 3.87
39  Western Sahara 3.86
39  Mauritania 3.86
41  Yemen 3.63
42  Sudan 3.57
43  Gambia, The 3.52
44  Egypt 3.47
45  Côte d’Ivoire 3.38
46  Comoros 3.34
47  Namibia 3.29
48  West Bank (Palestinian Territories) 3.27
49  Jordan 3.19
50  Solomon Islands 3.16
51  Tonga 3.10
52  Vanuatu 3.07
53  Papua New Guinea 3.03
54  Marshall Islands 3.03
55  Philippines 3.02
56  Kenya 2.98
57  Guam (US) 2.96
58  Tuvalu 2.95
59  Belize 2.85
60  Oman 2.82
61  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 2.80
62  Nauru 2.80
63  Guatemala 2.77
64  Haiti 2.72
65  Samoa 2.70
66  Algeria 2.70
67  Laos 2.70
68  Swaziland 2.69
69  American Samoa (US) 2.68
70  Honduras 2.67
71  Israel 2.64
72  Tajikistan 2.63
73  Bolivia 2.63
74  Lesotho 2.63
75  Pakistan 2.62
76  Kyrgyzstan 2.61
77  Botswana 2.56
78  Cambodia 2.52
79  Syria 2.50
80  Malaysia 2.50
81  India 2.43
  World 2.42 (2016)
82  Micronesia, Federated States of 2.41
83  Fiji 2.41
84  Kuwait 2.40
85  Kiribati 2.39
86  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.35
87  United Arab Emirates 2.32
88  Venezuela 2.32
89  Djibouti 2.31
90  Panama 2.30
91  South Africa 2.29
92  Dominican Republic 2.29
93  Argentina 2.26
94  Kazakhstan 2.25
95  Mexico 2.24
96  Cabo Verde 2.24
97  Tunisia 2.23
98  Cook Islands 2.19
99  Ecuador 2.19
100  Bangladesh 2.17
101  Burma (Myanmar) 2.17
102  Peru 2.12
103    Nepal 2.12
104  Morocco 2.11
105  Indonesia 2.11
  Population Replacement 2.10
106  Saudi Arabia 2.09
107  Mongolia 2.09
108  United States Virgin Islands (US ) 2.08
109  France 2.07
110  Turkmenistan 2.07
111  Sri Lanka 2.07
112  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 2.05
113  Curacao (Netherlands) 2.04
114  Libya 2.04
115  Dominica 2.03
116  New Zealand 2.02
117  Grenada 2.02
118  Turkey 2.01
119  Antigua and Barbuda 2.00
120  Iceland 2.00
121  Guyana 2.00
122  Colombia 2.00
123  Greenland (Denmark) 1.99
124  Iran 1.97
125  Ireland 1.97
126  Jamaica 1.96
127  Korea, North 1.95
128  Bahamas, The 1.94
129  Bermuda (UK) 1.93
130  New Caledonia (France) 1.93
131  Suriname 1.93
132  Isle of Man (UK) 1.92
133  Qatar 1.90
134  Paraguay 1.90
135  Bhutan 1.90
136  Gibraltar (UK) 1.90
137  Azerbaijan 1.89
138  Nicaragua 1.89
139  Costa Rica 1.89
140  French Polynesia (France) 1.88
141  Sweden 1.88
142  United Kingdom 1.88
143  United States 1.87
144  El Salvador 1.87
145  Norway 1.85
146  Seychelles 1.85
147  Cayman Islands (UK) 1.85
148  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.83
149  Vietnam 1.81
150  Uruguay 1.80
151  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.80
152  Chile 1.80
153  Netherlands 1.78
154  Brunei 1.78
155  Belgium 1.78
156  Australia 1.77
157  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.77
158  Georgia 1.76
159  Uzbekistan 1.76
160  Mauritius 1.75
161  Saint Lucia 1.75
162  Finland 1.75
163  Brazil 1.75
164  Bahrain 1.75
165  Anguilla (UK) 1.74
166  Wallis and Futuna (France) 1.73
167  Denmark 1.73
168  Maldives 1.73
169  Lebanon 1.72
170  Palau 1.71
171  Cuba 1.71
172  Trinidad and Tobago 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  Luxembourg 1.62
179  Russia 1.61
-  European Union 1.61
180  Macedonia 1.60
181  Estonia 1.60
182  China, People's Republic of 1.60
183  Canada 1.60
184  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 1.59
185  Lithuania 1.59
186  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 1.57
187  Moldova 1.57
188  Guernsey (UK) 1.56
189   Switzerland 1.56
190  Malta 1.55
191  Ukraine 1.54
192  Portugal 1.53
193  Monaco 1.53
194  Thailand 1.52
195  Albania 1.51
196  Latvia 1.51
197  Spain 1.50
198  San Marino 1.50
199  Belarus 1.48
200  Cyprus 1.47
201  Austria 1.47
202  Bulgaria 1.46
203  Czechia 1.45
204  Hungary 1.45
205  Germany 1.45
206  Italy 1.44
207  Serbia 1.44
208  Greece 1.43
209  Japan 1.41
210  Slovakia 1.41
211  Croatia 1.40
212  Andorra 1.40
213  Slovenia 1.36
214  Romania 1.35
215  Poland 1.35
216  Montserrat (UK) 1.33
217  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.30
218  British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.29
219  Korea, South 1.26
220  Puerto Rico (US) 1.22
221  Hong Kong (China) 1.19
222  China, Republic of (Taiwan) 1.13
223  Macau (China) 0.95
224  Singapore 0.83
  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 -

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]

1950 and 2015[edit]

1950 List by Our World In Data 2015 List by Our World In Data
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 1950
(births/woman)
1  Iraq 8.11
2  Rwanda (Belgian overseas colonies, Ruanda-UrundiUnited Nations trust territories Rwanda) 7.92
3  New Hebrides (British and French Condominium →  Vanuatu) 7.68
4  Samoa (United Nations trust territories, Western Samoa Samoa) 7.63
5  Jordan 7.56
6  Dominican Republic 7.51
7  Honduras 7.47
8  Afghanistan 7.45
9  Philippines 7.45
10  Cote d'Ivoire (French Colonial Empire, French West Africa, French Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire 7.38
11  Yemen ( North Yemen and  South Yemen Yemen) 7.37
12  Kenya (British Empire, Kenya Colony Kenya) 7.36
13  Ethiopia 7.35
14  Angola (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Angola Angola) 7.34
15  St. Vincent and the Grenadines (British Empire St. Vincent and the Grenadines) 7.33
16  Madagascar (French Colonial Empire, French Madagascar Madagascar) 7.30
17  Tonga (British Empire, British Protectorate Tonga) 7.30
18  Algeria (French Colonial Empire, French Algeria Algeria) 7.29
19  Niger (French Colonial Empire, French Niger Niger) 7.26
20  Somalia (British Empire, British Somaliland and Trust Territory of Somaliland Somalia) 7.25
21  Oman 7.25
22  Kuwait (British Empire, British Protectorate Kuwait) 7.22
23  Saudi Arabia 7.20
24  Micronesia, Federated States of (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Micronesia, Federated States of) 7.20
25  Syria 7.18
26  Guatemala 7.15
27  Libya 7.10
28  Qatar (British Empire, British Protectorate Qatar) 6.97
29  Bahrain (British Empire Bahrain) 6.97
30  Mozambique (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Mozambique Mozambique) 6.97
31  Mali (French Colonial Empire, French West Africa, French Sudan Mali) 6.96
32  Peru 6.95
33  Cambodia (French Colonial Empire, French Indochina, French Cambodia Cambodia) 6.95
34  United Arab Emirates (British Empire, Trucial States United Arab Emirates) 6.94
35  Bolivia 6.93
36  Iran 6.92
37  Eritrea ( Ethiopia Eritrea) 6.92
38  China, Republic of (Taiwan) 6.90
39  Uganda (British Empire Uganda) 6.89
40  Nicaragua 6.88
41  Brunei (British Empire, British Protectorate Brunei) 6.86
42  Malawi (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Nyasaland Protectorate Malawi) 6.84
43  Burundi (Belgian overseas colonies, Ruanda-UrundiUnited Nations trust territories Burundi) 6.82
44  Senegal (French Colonial Empire, French West Africa, French Senegal Senegal) 6.79
45  Colombia 6.77
46  Southern Rhodesia (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Zimbabwe) 6.75
47  Turkey 6.74
48  Mexico 6.72
49  Ecuador 6.72
50  Egypt 6.72
51  Swaziland (British Empire Swaziland) 6.71
52  Tanzania (British Empire, Tanganyika and Zanzibar Tanzania) 6.70
53  Belize 6.69
54  Sudan (British Empire, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan Sudan) 6.68
55  Bhutan 6.67
56  China, People's Republic of 6.67
57  South Sudan (British Empire, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan Sudan South Sudan) 6.63
58  Northern Rhodesia (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Zambia) 6.62
59  Singapore (British Empire, British Singapore Singapore) 6.61
60  Pakistan 6.60
61  Suriname (Kingdom of the Netherlands Suriname) 6.58
62  Cabo Verde (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Cape Verde Cabo Verde) 6.57
63  Tunisia (French Colonial Empire, French protectorate of Tunisia Tunisia) 6.56
64  Venezuela 6.54
65  Timor-Leste (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Timor Timor-Leste) 6.51
66  Morocco (French Colonial Empire, French protectorate in Morocco and Spanish Empire, Spanish protectorate in Morocco Morocco) 6.49
67  Paraguay 6.49
68  Botswana (British Empire, Bechuanaland Protectorate Botswana) 6.47
69  Solomon Islands (British Empire Solomon Islands) 6.40
70  Ghana (British Empire, Gold Coast (British colony) Ghana) 6.37
71  Nigeria (British Empire, British Nigeria Nigeria 6.36
72  Malaysia (British Empire, British Malaya and British Borneo Malaysia) 6.36
73  Togo (United Nations trust territories, French Colonial Empire, French West Africa, French Togoland Togo) 6.33
74  Haiti 6.31
75  Djibouti (French Colonial Empire, French Somaliland Djibouti) 6.30
76  Fiji (British Empire Fiji) 6.30
77  Liberia 6.25
78  El Salvador 6.24
79  Bangladesh (Pakistan, East Pakistan Bangladesh) 6.23
80  Territory of Papua and New Guinea (United Nations trust territories Papua New Guinea 6.23
81  Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe) 6.20
82  Brazil 6.14
83  Thailand 6.13
84  Mauritania (French Colonial Empire, French West Africa, French Mauritania Mauritania 6.12
85  Kiribati (British Empire, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Kiribati ) 6.10
86  Sierra Leone (British Empire Sierra Leone) 6.09
87  Chad (French Colonial Empire, French Equatorial Africa, French Chad Chad) 6.06
88  Greenland (Denmark) 6.05
89  South Africa 6.04
90  Maldives (British Empire, British Protectorate Maldives) 6.03
91  Burkina Faso (French Colonial Empire, French West Africa Republic of Upper Volta Burkina Faso) 6.03
92  Burma (→  Myanmar) 6.03
93  St. Lucia (British Empire, West Indies Federation St. Lucia) 6.00
94  Comoros (French Colonial Empire Comoros) 6.00
95  French Polynesia (French Colonial EmpireFrance) 6.00
96  Belgian Congo (Belgian Colonial Empire, Belgian CongoTemplate:Country data Congo, Republic of the (Léopoldville) Zaire Congo, Democratic Republic of the) 5.99
97  Guinea (French Colonial Empire, French West Africa, French Guinea Guinea 5.97
98  South-West Africa ( South Africa Namibia) 5.96
99    Nepal 5.96
100  Albania 5.96
101  Laos (French Colonial Empire, French Indochina, French Laos Laos) 5.94
102  Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Guinea Guinea-Bissau) 5.92
103  India 5.91
104  Mauritius (British Empire Mauritius) 5.90
105  Lesotho (British Empire Lesotho) 5.81
106  Grenada (British Empire Grenada) 5.80
107  Lebanon 5.76
108  Dahomey (French Colonial Empire, French West Africa Dahomey Benin 5.75
109  Guyana (British Empire Guyana) 5.69
110  Panama 5.68
111  Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Empire, Spanish Guinea Equatorial Guinea) 5.68
112  Congo, Republic of the (French Colonial Empire, French Congo, French Equatorial Africa Congo, Republic of the) 5.67
113  Costa Rica 5.65
114  Aruba (Netherlands) 5.65
115  Sri Lanka 5.64
116  Cameroon (United Nations Trust Territories, French Colonial Empire, French Equatorial Africa, French Cameroons Cameroon) 5.54
117  SR Macedonia ( Yugoslavia Macedonia) 5.52
118  Mongolia 5.50
119  Central African Republic (French Colonial Empire, French Equatorial Africa, Ubangi-Shari Central African Republic) 5.40
120  Indonesia 5.35
121  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Yugoslavia Bosnia and Herzegovina) 5.32
122  Trinidad and Tobago (British Empire, West Indies Federation Trinidad and Tobago) 5.28
123  United States Virgin Islands (US) 5.25
124  Gambia, The (British Empire, Gambia Colony and Protectorate Gambia, The) 5.23
125  New Caledonia (French colonial EmpireFrance) 5.22
126  Uzbek SSR ( Soviet Union Uzbekistan) 5.08
127  French Guiana (French Colonial EmpireFrance) 5.08
128  Chile 5.08
129  Azerbaijan SSR ( Soviet Union Azerbaijan) 5.07
130  Tajik SSR ( Soviet Union Tajikistan) 5.04
131  Korea, South 5.02
132  Puerto Rico (US) 4.97
  World 4.96
133  Vietnam (French Colonial Empire, French Indochina, French Vietnam North Vietnam and  South Vietnam Vietnam) 4.96
134  Turkmen SSR ( Soviet Union Turkmenistan) 4.89
135  Cuba 4.76
136  SR Montenegro ( Yugoslavia Montenegro) 4.62
137  Israel 4.52
138  Antigua and Barbuda (British Empire Antigua and Barbuda) 4.50
139  Hong Kong (British Empire, Hong Kong colony China, Special administrative regions of China) 4.44
140  Barbados (British Empire Barbados) 4.42
141  Macau (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Macau China, Special administrative regions of China) 4.39
142  Kazakh SSR ( Soviet Union Kazakhstan) 4.30
143  Malta (British Empire Malta) 4.14
144  Armenian SSR ( Soviet Union Armenia ) 4.13
145  Bahamas, The (British Empire Bahamas, The) 3.98
146  Gabon (French Colonial Empire, French Congo, French Equatorial Africa Gabon 3.95
147  Kirghiz SSR ( Soviet Union Kyrgyzstan) 3.92
148  Cyprus (British Empire, British Cyprus Cyprus) 3.85
149  Jamaica (British Empire, Colony of Jamaica Jamaica) 3.80
150  Iceland 3.62
151  Slovak Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia Slovakia) 3.59
152  Poland 3.53
153  SR Serbia ( Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro Serbia) 3.53
154  Canada 3.47
155  Ireland 3.47
156  Moldavian SSR ( Soviet Union Moldova) 3.47
157  Japan 3.44
158  New Zealand 3.38
159  Argentina 3.16
160  Finland 3.13
161  Portugal 3.10
162  United States 3.05
163  Netherlands 3.05
164  Romania 3.05
165  Australia 3.01
166  Czech Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia Czechia) 2.94
167  SR Croatia ( Yugoslavia Croatia) 2.92
168  Lithuanian SSR ( Soviet Union Lithuania) 2.90
169  SR Slovenia ( Yugoslavia Slovenia) 2.87
170  France 2.83
171  Russian SFSR ( Soviet Union Russia) 2.81
172  Hungary 2.77
173  Ukrainian SSR ( Soviet Union Ukraine) 2.72
174  Uruguay 2.69
175  Bulgaria 2.66
176  Georgian SSR ( Soviet Union Georgia) 2.65
177  Denmark 2.58
178  Byelorussian SSR ( Soviet Union Belarus) 2.50
179  Greece 2.47
180  Norway 2.46
181  Italy 2.46
182  Spain 2.45
183  Belgium 2.33
184   Switzerland 2.33
185  Sweden 2.25
  Population Replacement 2.10
186  Estonian SSR ( Soviet Union Estonia) 2.09
187  Germany ( West Germany and  East Germany Germany) 2.09
188  United Kingdom 2.08
189 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 2.06
190  Latvian SSR ( Soviet Union Latvia) 2.01
191  Korea, North 1.95
192  Austria 1.87
193  Luxembourg 1.87
  World
World 4.96
  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  Gibraltar (UK) -
10  Guadeloupe (French Colonial EmpireFrance) -
11  Guam (US) -
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  Nauru -
19  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
20  Palau (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Palau) -
21  Palestinian territories (Jordan, West Bank and Egypt, Gaza StripIsraeli occupied territoriesPalestinian territories) -
22  San Marino -
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 7.29
2  Somalia 6.37
3  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.20
4  Mali 6.14
5  Chad 6.05
6  Angola 5.77
7  Burundi 5.78
8  Uganda 5.68
9  Timor-Leste 5.62
10  Nigeria 5.59
11  Gambia, The 5.49
12  Burkina Faso 5.44
13  Mozambique 5.30
14  Tanzania 5.08
15  Benin 5.05
16  Zambia 5.04
17  Cote d'Ivoire 4.98
18  Central African Republic 4.94
19  South Sudan 4.94
20  Guinea 4.93
21  Senegal 4.84
22  Afghanistan 4.80
23  Equatorial Guinea 4.78
24  Cameroon 4.78
25  Mauritania 4.74
26  Congo, Republic of the 4.72
27  Guinea-Bissau 4.71
28  Malawi 4.65
29  Liberia 4.65
30  Sudan 4.59
31  Sierra Leone 4.56
32  Sao Tome and Principe 4.52
33  Togo 4.52
34  Iraq 4.43
35  Comoros 4.42
36  Ethiopia 4.32
37  Madagascar 4.24
38  Eritrea 4.21
39  Yemen 4.10
40  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 4.08
41  Ghana 4.04
42  Samoa 4.03
43  Rwanda 3.97
44  Kenya 3.92
45  Solomon Islands 3.91
46  Gabon 3.85
47  Zimbabwe 3.84
48  Papua New Guinea 3.71
49  Kiribati 3.69
50  Tonga 3.68
51  Pakistan 3.55
52  Namibia 3.47
53  Jordan 3.44
54  Tajikistan 3.40
55  Egypt 3.31
56  Vanuatu 3.31
57  Federated States of Micronesia 3.20
58  Swaziland 3.14
59  Lesotho 3.14
60  Kyrgyzstan 3.05
61  Guatemala 3.03
62  Israel 3.00
63  Haiti 2.97
64  Syria 2.97
65  Philippines 2.96
66  Turkmenistan 2.93
67  Bolivia 2.92
68  Djibouti 2.91
69  Algeria 2.84
70  Mongolia 2.79
71  Botswana 2.77
72  Laos 2.76
73  Oman 2.74
74  Kazakhstan 2.66
75  Cambodia 2.59
76  Saudi Arabia 2.58
77  Belize 2.54
78  Fiji 2.54
79  Panama 2.54
80  Guyana 2.53
81  Morocco 2.53
82  Ecuador 2.51
83  Paraguay 2.51
84  Honduras 2.51
85  South Africa 2.48
86  Dominican Republic 2.45
  World 2.45
87  Peru 2.43
88  Suriname 2.40
89  Indonesia 2.39
90  Cabo Verde 2.37
91  Guam (US) 2.37
92  India 2.35
93  Venezuela 2.34
94  Uzbekistan 2.31
95  Libya 2.31
96  Argentina 2.31
97  Seychelles 2.30
98  Nicaragua 2.23
99  Myanmar (Burma) 2.23
100  Tunisia 2.22
101  Mexico 2.21
102  New Caledonia (France) 2.19
103    Nepal 2.16
104  Bangladesh 2.13
105  Grenada 2.13
106  Maldives 2.13
107  El Salvador 2.10
  Population Replacement 2.10
108  Bhutan 2.09
109  Azerbaijan 2.09
110  Turkey 2.07
111  Antigua and Barbuda 2.06
112  Sri Lanka 2.06
113  Bahrain 2.06
114  Malaysia 2.06
115  Jamaica 2.03
116  Uruguay 2.01
117  Georgia 2.00
118  Greenland (Denmark) 2.00
119  French Polynesia (France) 2.00
120  New Zealand 2.00
121  Kuwait 1.99
122  Ireland 1.99
123  France 1.98
124  Vietnam 1.96
125  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.95
126  Iceland 1.95
127  Qatar 1.93
128  Korea, North 1.92
129  Sweden 1.91
130  Curaçao (Netherlands) 1.90
131  Brunei 1.88
132  United Kingdom 1.88
133  Colombia 1.87
134  United States 1.87
135  Australia 1.86
136  Norway 1.82
137  Costa Rica 1.80
138  Barbados 1.80
139  Belgium 1.79
140  Chile 1.78
141  Bahamas, The 1.78
142  Trinidad and Tobago 1.77
143  Finland 1.77
144  United Arab Emirates 1.76
145  Denmark 1.74
146  Russia 1.74
147  Netherlands 1.74
148  Brazil 1.74
149  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.74
150  Lebanon 1.72
151  Cuba 1.72
152  Albania 1.71
153  Belarus 1.69
154  Iran 1.69
155  Montenegro 1.68
156  Lithuania 1.64
157  Armenia 1.62
158  Estonia 1.62
159  China 1.62
160  Slovenia 1.61
161  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.60
162  Canada 1.59
163   Switzerland 1.54
164  Bulgaria 1.54
165  Latvia 1.53
166  Ukraine 1.53
167  Czechia 1.52
168  Macedonia 1.52
169  Romania 1.51
170  Luxembourg 1.50
171 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 1.50
172  Thailand 1.50
173  Austria 1.48
174  St. Lucia 1.47
175  Serbia 1.46
176  Croatia 1.46
177  Italy 1.46
178  Germany 1.45
179  Japan 1.44
180  Slovakia 1.43
181  Puerto Rico (US) 1.43
182  Malta 1.42
183  Hungary 1.36
184  Mauritius 1.36
185  Spain 1.35
186  Cyprus 1.35
187  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.34
188  Poland 1.31
189  Greece 1.31
190  Korea, South 1.28
191  Moldova 1.25
192  Portugal 1.25
193  Singapore 1.24
194  Macau (China) 1.20
195  Hong Kong (China) 1.20
  World
World 2.45
  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  Guadeloupe (France) -
9  Isle of Man (UK) -
10  Kosovo -
11  Liechtenstein -
12  Marshall Islands -
13  Mayotte (France) -
14  Monaco -
15  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
16  Palau -
17  San Marino -
18  Saint Martin (French part) -
19  Sint Maarten (Dutch part) -
20  St. Kitts and Nevis -
21  Turks and Caicos Islands UK) -
22  Tuvalu -
23   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.

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) 8.19
2  Kenya (British Empire, Kenya Colony Kenya) 7.95
3  Cote d'Ivoire 7.69
4  Jordan 7.69
5  Samoa (United Nations trust territories, Western Samoa Samoa) 7.65
6  Dominican Republic 7.55
7  Algeria (French Colonial Empire, French Algeria Algeria) 7.52
8  Yemen ( North Yemen and  South Yemen Yemen) 7.49
9  Angola (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Angola Angola 7.48
10  Syria 7.47
11  Honduras 7.46
12  Afghanistan 7.45
13  Niger 7.45
14  Tonga (British Empire, British Protectorate Tonga) 7.36
15  Nicaragua 7.34
16  Madagascar 7.30
17  Somalia 7.25
18  Oman 7.25
19  Kuwait (British Empire, British Protectorate Kuwait) 7.24
20  St. Vincent and the Grenadines (British Empire St. Vincent and the Grenadines) 7.22
21  Saudi Arabia 7.22
22  Libya 7.20
23  New Hebrides (British and French Condominium →  Vanuatu) 7.20
24  Southern Rhodesia (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Zimbabwe) 7.16
25  Philippines 7.15
26  Northern Rhodesia (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Zambia) 7.12
27  Bahrain (British Empire Bahrain) 7.09
28  Morocco 7.04
29  Maldives (British Empire, British Protectorate Maldives) 7.02
30  Uganda (British Empire Uganda) 7.00
31  Senegal 7.00
32  Mali 6.97
33  Peru 6.97
34  St. Lucia (British Empire, West Indies Federation St. Lucia) 6.97
35  Qatar (British Empire, British Protectorate Qatar) 6.97
36  Cambodia 6.97
37  Burundi (Belgian overseas colonies, Ruanda-UrundiUnited Nations trust territories Burundi) 6.95
38  Mozambique (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Mozambique Mozambique) 6.95
39  Mongolia 6.95
40  Malawi (British Empire, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Nyasaland Protectorate Malawi) 6.94
41  Tunisia 6.94
42  Micronesia, Federated States of (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Micronesia, Federated States of) 6.93
43  United Arab Emirates (British Empire, Trucial States United Arab Emirates) 6.93
44  Iran 6.93
45  Guatemala 6.90
46  Eritrea ( Ethiopia Eritrea) 6.90
47  Ethiopia 6.88
48  Cabo Verde (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Cape Verde Cabo Verde) 6.88
49  Brunei (British Empire, British Protectorate Brunei) 6.84
50  Colombia 6.81
51  Tanzania (British Empire, Tanganyika and Zanzibar Tanzania) 6.81
52  Comoros (French Colonial Empire Comoros) 6.79
53  Kiribati (British Empire, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Kiribati ) 6.79
54  Mauritania 6.78
55  Mexico 6.77
56  Ghana 6.75
57  Grenada 6.74
58  South Sudan ( Sudan South Sudan) 6.72
59  Bangladesh (Pakistan, East Pakistan Bangladesh) 6.72
60  Ecuador 6.72
61  Swaziland (British Empire Swaziland) 6.72
62  Egypt 6.72
63  Bolivia 6.70
64  Sudan 6.69
65  El Salvador 6.67
66  Bhutan 6.67
67  Venezuela 6.62
68  Botswana (British Empire, Bechuanaland Protectorate Botswana) 6.62
69  Suriname (Kingdom of the Netherlands Suriname) 6.61
70  Pakistan 6.60
71  Turkmen SSR ( Soviet Union Turkmenistan) 6.59
72  Tajik SSR ( Soviet Union Tajikistan) 6.55
73  Togo 6.52
74  Paraguay 6.50
75  Belize 6.50
76  Albania 6.49
77  Djibouti (French Colonial Empire, French Somaliland Djibouti) 6.46
78  Fiji (British Empire Fiji) 6.46
79  Costa Rica 6.45
80  Malaysia 6.45
81  Liberia 6.41
82  Solomon Islands (British Empire Solomon Islands) 6.39
83  Timor-Leste (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Timor Timor-Leste) 6.37
84  Guyana (British Empire Guyana) 6.37
85  Turkey 6.37
86  Nigeria 6.35
87  Vietnam ( North Vietnam and  South Vietnam Vietnam) 6.35
88  Haiti 6.32
89  Republic of Upper Volta (→  Burkina Faso) 6.29
90  Benin 6.28
91  New Caledonia (French colonial EmpireFrance) 6.28
92  Territory of Papua and New Guinea (United Nations trust territories Papua New Guinea 6.28
93  Chad 6.25
94  Iraq 6.25
95  Uzbek SSR ( Soviet Union Uzbekistan) 6.25
96  Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe) 6.24
97  Mauritius (British Empire Mauritius) 6.17
98  South-West Africa ( South Africa Namibia) 6.15
99  Thailand 6.15
100  Sierra Leone (British Empire Sierra Leone) 6.13
101  Guinea 6.11
102  South Korea 6.09
103  Brazil 6.07
104  Myanmar (Burma) 6.05
105  Guam (US) 6.05
106  South Africa 6.04
107 Template:Country data Congo, Republic of the (Léopoldville) (→  Zaire Congo, Democratic Republic of the) 6.00
108  Laos 5.96
109    Nepal 5.96
110  Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Guinea Guinea-Bissau) 5.92
111  India 5.91
112  Congo, Republic of the 5.88
113  Azerbaijan SSR ( Soviet Union Azerbaijan) 5.88
114  Panama 5.87
115  Central African Republic 5.84
116  Lesotho (British Empire Lesotho) 5.84
117  Singapore 5.76
118  China 5.75
119  Lebanon 5.74
120  Indonesia 5.67
121  French Polynesia (French Colonial EmpireFrance) 5.66
122  Cameroon 5.65
123  Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Empire, Spanish Guinea Equatorial Guinea) 5.65
124  United States Virgin Islands (US) 5.62
125  Gambia, The (British Empire, Gambia Colony and Protectorate Gambia, The) 5.57
126  Sri Lanka 5.54
127  Kirghiz SSR ( Soviet Union Kyrgyzstan) 5.47
128  Jamaica (British Empire, Colony of Jamaica Jamaica) 5.42
129  Trinidad and Tobago (British Empire, West Indies Federation Trinidad and Tobago) 5.26
130  Chile 5.10
131  Hong Kong (British Empire, Hong Kong colony China, Special administrative regions of China) 5.01
  World 4.99
132  Aruba (Netherlands) 4.82
133  Armenian SSR ( Soviet Union Armenia ) 4.79
134  Macau (Portuguese Empire, Portuguese Macau China, Special administrative regions of China) 4.77
135  Puerto Rico (US) 4.66
136  North Korea 4.58
137  Kazakh SSR ( Soviet Union Kazakhstan) 4.56
138  Bahamas, The (British Empire Bahamas, The) 4.50
139  Antigua and Barbuda (British Empire Antigua and Barbuda) 4.42
140  Gabon 4.38
141  Barbados (British Empire Barbados) 4.33
142  Iceland 4.29
143  Cuba 4.18
144  New Zealand 4.03
145  Israel 3.87
146  SR Macedonia ( Yugoslavia Macedonia) 3.84
147  Canada 3.81
148  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Yugoslavia Bosnia and Herzegovina) 3.80
149  Ireland 3.78
150  United States 3.65
151  Malta (British Empire Malta) 3.62
152  SR Montenegro ( Yugoslavia Montenegro) 3.60
153  Cyprus 3.50
154  Australia 3.45
155  Moldavian SSR ( Soviet Union Moldova) 3.33
156  Portugal 3.16
157  Netherlands 3.12
158  Argentina 3.11
159  Slovak Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia Slovakia) 3.04
160  Poland 2.98
161  Georgian SSR ( Soviet Union Georgia) 2.94
162  Uruguay 2.88
163  Spain 2.86
164  France 2.85
165  Norway 2.85
166  Finland 2.72
167  Austria 2.69
168  United Kingdom 2.69
169  Byelorussian SSR ( Soviet Union Belarus) 2.67
170  Denmark 2.57
171  Lithuanian SSR ( Soviet Union Lithuania) 2.56
172  Belgium 2.54
173  Russian SFSR ( Soviet Union Russia) 2.52
174   Switzerland 2.44
175 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 2.42
176  Germany ( West Germany and  East Germany Germany) 2.37
177  Italy 2.37
178  SR Slovenia ( Yugoslavia Slovenia) 2.34
179  Romania 2.34
180  SR Croatia ( Yugoslavia Croatia) 2.29
181  Bulgaria 2.31
182  Luxembourg 2.29
183  Ukrainian SSR ( Soviet Union Ukraine) 2.24
184  Greece 2.23
185  Sweden 2.17
  Population Replacement 2.10
186  Czech Socialist Republic ( Czechoslovakia Czechia) 2.09
187  Hungary 2.02
188  Japan 2.00
189  Estonian SSR ( Soviet Union Estonia) 1.98
190  Latvian SSR ( Soviet Union Latvia) 1.94
  World
World 4.99
  Major Regions
1 Arab World 6.95
2 Middle East and North Africa (excluding high income) 6.94
3 Middle East and North Africa 6.88
4 Pacific island small states 6.77
5 Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding high income) 6.64
6 Sub-Saharan Africa 6.64
7 South Asia 6.05
8 Latin America and Caribbean (excluding high income) 6.02
9 Latin America and Caribbean 5.93
10 East Asia and Pacific (excluding high income) 5.82
11 East Asia and Pacific 5.39
12 North America 3.67
13 Europe and Central Asia (excluding high income) 3.13
14 Europe and Central Asia 2.83
15 Central Europe and the Baltics 2.50
  States’ Size
1 Caribbean small states 5.60
2 Small states 5.31
3 Other small states 5.06
  International Organizations
OECD members 3.23
  Security Situation
Fragile and conflict affected situations 6.59
  Economic Situation
1 Heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) 6.75
2 Least developed countries: UN classification 6.68
  Economic Income
1 Low income 6.52
2 Lower middle income 5.93
3 Low and middle income 5.66
4 Middle income 5.59
5 Upper middle income 5.31
6 High income 3.04
  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  Gibraltar (UK) -
11  Greenland (Denmark) -
12  Guadeloupe (French Colonial EmpireFrance) -
13  Isle of Man (UK) -
14  Yugoslavia ( Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro Serbia Kosovo) -
15  Liechtenstein -
16  Marshall Islands (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Marshall Islands) -
17  Mayotte (French Colonial EmpireFrance) -
18  Monaco -
19  Nauru -
20  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
21  Palau (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Palau) -
22  Palestinian territories (Jordan, West Bank and Egypt, Gaza StripIsraeli occupied territoriesPalestinian territories) -
23  San Marino -
24  SR Serbia ( Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro Serbia) -
25  Seychelles (British Colonial Empire, Crown colony Seychelles) -
26  Saint Martin (French part) -
27  Sint Maarten (Dutch part) -
28  St. Kitts and Nevis (British Colonial Empire St. Kitts and Nevis) -
29  Soviet Union (dissolved in 1991) -
30  Turks and Caicos Islands (British Colonial EmpireUK) -
31  Tuvalu (British Empire, Gilbert and Ellice IslandsEllice Islands Tuvalu) -
32   Vatican City -
33  Yugoslavia (dissolved in 1992) -
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2015
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.29
2  Somalia 6.37
3  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.20
4  Mali 6.14
5  Chad 6.05
6  Angola 5.77
7  Burundi 5.78
8  Uganda 5.68
9  Timor-Leste 5.62
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