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List of sovereign states and dependencies by total fertility rate

Map of countries by fertility rate (2018), according to CIA World Factbook

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.

MethodologyEdit

The first lists show the most recent year where there is published total fertility rate (TFR) data ranked by sovereign states and dependencies, and are ordered by organization type - Intergovernmental, Governmental or Non-governmental organization that searched, organized and published the data.

Country ranking by most recent years lists:

Intergovernmental organizations ranking lists

The World Bank ranking list is based on the data for the year 2017 published online.[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.

Note: Sometimes World Bank changes its figures of fertility rates for a certain year due to more accurate and updated information from sources. Because of that, sometimes it is necessary to update World Bank figures for fertility rates more than once.

Governmental organizations ranking lists

The CIA ranking list is sourced from the CIA World Factbook for the most recent year[2] [3] unless otherwise specified. Sovereign states and countries are ranked. Some countries might not be listed because they are not fully recognized as countries at the time of this census.

The INED - Institut National d'Études Démographiques is based on the online publication Population & Sociétés - Tous les pays du monde (2019), number 569, september 2019.[4]

Non-governmental organizations ranking lists

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) ranking list is based on the data of the 2019 World Population Data Sheet [5] published online. The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)[6] 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.

Note: Changes in figures of fertility rates by country from one year to another do not always reflect an actual increase or decrease of fertility rates in a certain country but instead reflect a change made due to more accurate and updated information from sources.

The Our World In Data (OWID) Country ranking 2019 list is sourced and based on the OWID website (on the clickable map and quoted sources).[7][8] (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.

Comparison ranking lists:

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).[9][10] 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).[11]

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[12] published online.[13][14]

Forecast/Prediction ranking lists:

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.[15][16] and from the 2019 revision United Nations World Population Prospects report, for the period 2020-2025, using the medium assumption.[17] The United Nations Population Division (part of the DESA - Department of Economic and Social Affairs[18]) ranking list is based on the forecast/prediction for the years 2015-2020 and 2020-2025 published online.[19][20]

Only countries/territories with a population of 100 000 or more in 2019 are included. Ranks are based on the 2015–2020 and 2020-2025 figures.


Country ranking by most recent yearEdit

Country ranking by Intergovernmental organizationsEdit

2017 List by the World Bank
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2017
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.0
2  Somalia 6.2
3  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.0
4  Mali 6.0
5  Chad 5.8
6  Angola 5.6
7  Burundi 5.5
8  Nigeria 5.5
9  Gambia, The 5.3
10  Burkina Faso 5.3
11  Uganda 5.1
12  Tanzania 5.0
13  Mozambique 4.9
14  Benin 4.9
15  Central African Republic 4.8
16  Guinea 4.8
17  South Sudan 4.8
18  Zambia 4.7
19  Cote d'Ivoire 4.7
20  Senegal 4.7
21  Cameroon 4.6
22  Afghanistan 4.6
23  Mauritania 4.6
24  Equatorial Guinea 4.6
25  Guinea-Bissau 4.6
26  Congo, Republic of the 4.5
27  Sudan 4.5
28  Solomon Islands 4.4
29  Liberia 4.4
30  Togo 4.4
31  Sao Tome and Principe 4.4
32  Sierra Leone 4.4
33  Ethiopia 4.3
34  Malawi 4.3
35  Comoros 4.3
36  Madagascar 4.1
37  Eritrea 4.1
38  Timor-Leste 4.1
39  Rwanda 4.1
40  Gabon 4.0
41  Ghana 3.9
42  Samoa 3.9
43  Yemen 3.9
44  Vanuatu 3.8
45  Iraq 3.8
46  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 3.7
47  Zimbabwe 3.7
48  Seychelles 3.6
49  Kiribati 3.6
50  Papua New Guinea 3.6
51  Tajikistan 3.6
52  Tonga 3.6
53  Kenya 3.6
54  Pakistan 3.6
55  Namibia 3.4
56  Egypt 3.4
57  Lesotho 3.2
58  Israel 3.1
59  Micronesia, Federated States of 3.1
60  Algeria 3.0
61  Eswatini (Swaziland) 3.0
62  Kyrgyzstan /  Kyrgyz Republic 3.0
63  Haiti 3.0
64  Oman 2.9
65  Guatemala 2.9
66  Mongolia 2.9
67  Botswana 2.9
68  Jordan 2.8
69  Syria /  Syrian Arab Republic 2.8
70  Turkmenistan 2.8
71  Fiji 2.8
72  Djibouti 2.8
73  Bolivia 2.8
74  Kazakhstan 2.7
75  Laos /  Lao People's Democratic Republic 2.7
76  Philippines 2.6
77  Cambodia 2.5
78  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.5
79  Honduras 2.5
80  Panama 2.5
81  Guyana 2.5
82  Uzbekistan 2.5
83  Paraguay 2.5
84  Morocco 2.5
85  Ecuador 2.5
86  Suriname 2.4
87  Nicaragua 2.4
88  South Africa 2.4
89  Saudi Arabia 2.4
90  Dominican Republic 2.4
  World 2.4
91  Belize 2.3
92  Indonesia 2.3
93  Guam (US) 2.3
94  Cabo Verde 2.3
95  Venezuela /  Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 2.3
96  Libya 2.3
97  Argentina 2.3
98  Peru 2.3
99  India 2.2
100  Tunisia 2.2
101  Sri Lanka 2.2
102  Myanmar (Burma) 2.2
103  Mexico 2.2
104  Iran /  Iran, Islamic Republic of 2.1
105  Lebanon 2.1
106  Greenland (Denmark) 2.1
107  Kuwait 2.1
108  Grenada 2.1
109  Turkey 2.1
110  United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.1
111  Georgia 2.1
112  Bangladesh 2.1
113  El Salvador 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
114  Vietnam 2.0
115  Kosovo 2.0
116  Malaysia 2.0
117  Bahrain 2.0
118  Antigua and Barbuda 2.0
119  Bhutan 2.0
120  Jamaica 2.0
121  Uruguay 2.0
122  New Caledonia (France) 2.0
123    Nepal 2.0
124  French Polynesia (France) 2.0
125  France 1.9
126  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.9
127  Korea, North 1.9
128  Maldives 1.9
129  Azerbaijan 1.9
130  Qatar 1.9
131  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.8
132  Brunei /  Brunei Darussalam 1.9
133  Sweden 1.9
134  Colombia 1.8
135  Ireland 1.8
136  New Zealand 1.8
137  Saint Martin (France) (French part) 1.8
138  Denmark 1.8
139  United Kingdom 1.8
140  Costa Rica 1.8
141  United States 1.8
142  Australia 1.8
143  Russia /  Russian Federation 1.8
144  Bahamas, The 1.8
145  Armenia 1.8
146  Iceland 1.7
147  Latvia 1.7
148  Trinidad and Tobago 1.7
149  Brazil 1.7
150  Montenegro 1.7
151  Norway 1.7
152  Lithuania 1.7
153  China 1.7
154  Belgium 1.7
155  Chile 1.7
156  Netherlands 1.7
157  Romania 1.6
158  Albania 1.6
159  Cuba 1.6
160  Czech Republic /  Czechia 1.6
161  Barbados 1.6
162  Liechtenstein 1.6
163  Bermuda (UK) 1.6
164  Estonia 1.6
165  Slovenia 1.6
166  Germany 1.6
167  Belarus 1.5
168   Switzerland 1.5
169  Bulgaria 1.5
170  Thailand 1.5
171  Austria 1.5
172  Hungary 1.5
173 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 1.5
174  North Macedonia 1.5
175  Curaçao (Netherlands) 1.5
176  Canada 1.5
177  Finland 1.5
178  Slovak Republic /  Slovakia 1.5
179  Serbia 1.5
180  United Arab Emirates 1.4
181  St. Lucia 1.4
182  Mauritius 1.4
183  Japan 1.4
184  Croatia 1.4
185  Luxembourg 1.4
186  Poland 1.4
187  Greece 1.4
188  Ukraine 1.4
189  Malta 1.4
190  Portugal 1.4
191  Spain 1.3
192  Italy 1.3
193  Cyprus 1.3
194  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
195  Moldova 1.3
196  Macau (China) 1.2
197  Singapore 1.2
198  Hong Kong (China) 1.1
199  Puerto Rico (US) 1.1
200  Korea, South 1.1
  World
World 2.4
  Major Regions
1 Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding high income) 4.8
2 Sub-Saharan Africa 4.8
3 Arab world 3.3
4 Middle East and North Africa (excluding high income) 2.9
5 Middle East and North Africa 2.8
6 South Asia 2.4
7 Latin America and Caribbean (excluding high income) 2.1
8 Latin America and Caribbean 2.0
9 Europe and Central Asia (excluding high income) 1.9
10 East Asia and Pacific (excluding high income) 1.9
11 East Asia and Pacific 1.8
12 Europe and Central Asia 1.8
13 North America 1.7
14 Central Europe and the Baltics 1.5
  States’ Size
1 Pacific Island small states 3.5
2 Other small states 3.1
3 Small states 2.9
4 Caribbean small states 2.0
  International Organizations
1 OECD members 1.7
2 European Union 1.6
  Security Situation
1 Fragile and conflict affected situations 4.3
  Economic Areas
1 Euro area 1.6
  Economic Situation
1 Heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) 4.8
2 Least Developed Countries: UN classification 4.1
  Income
1 Low income countries 4.6
2 Lower middle income countries 2.7
3 Low and middle income countries 2.6
4 Middle income countries 2.3
5 Upper middle income countries 1.9
6 High income countries 1.6
  Not Ranked (no data or data from other years)
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra 1.3 (2010)
3  British Virgin Islands (UK) -
4  Cayman Islands (UK) -
5  Dominica 1.9 (2003)
6  French Guiana (France) -
7  Gibraltar (UK) -
8  Guadeloupe (France) -
9  Isle of Man (UK) 1.6 (2002)
10  Marshall Islands 4.0 (2011)
11  Mayotte (France) -
12  Monaco -
13  Nauru -
14  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
15  Palau 2.2 (2015)
16  San Marino 1.3 (2012)
17  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) (Dutch part) 2.0 (2011)
18  St. Kitts and Nevis 2.1 (2002)
19  Turks and Caicos Islands -
20  Tuvalu -
21   Vatican City -
22  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 by Governmental organizationsEdit

2018 List by the CIA - CIA World Factbook
Rank Country Fertility rate
2018 estimate
(births/woman)
1  Niger 6.35
2  Angola 6.09
3  Burundi 5.93
4  Chad 5.90
5  Mali 5.90
6  Somalia 5.70
7  Uganda 5.62
8  Zambia 5.58
9  Malawi 5.43
10  South Sudan 5.34
11  Afghanistan 5.02
12  Mozambique 5.02
13  Liberia 5.00
14  Guinea 4.98
15  Ethiopia 4.91
16  Nigeria 4.85
17  Sudan 4.85
18  Guinea-Bissau 4.81
19  Burkina Faso 4.77
20  Tanzania 4.71
21  Sierra Leone 4.69
22  Benin 4.67
23  Timor-Leste 4.67
24  Cameroon 4.58
25  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.54
26  Togo 4.32
27  Equatorial Guinea 4.29
28  Congo, Republic of the 4.26
29  Central African Republic 4.25
30  Senegal 4.20
31  Sao Tome and Principe 4.11
32  Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) 3.97
33  Zimbabwe 3.97
34  Ghana 3.96
35  Madagascar 3.95
36  Iraq 3.94
37  Eritrea 3.90
38  Côte d’Ivoire 3.83
39  Mauritania 3.79
40  Western Sahara 3.79
41  Rwanda 3.75
42  Gabon 3.52
43  Yemen 3.48
44  Gambia, The 3.42
45  Egypt 3.41
46  Comoros 3.21
47  Namibia 3.21
48  West Bank (Palestinian Territories) 3.20
49  Jordan 3.14
50  Solomon Islands 3.09
51  Tonga 3.03
52  Philippines 2.99
53  Marshall Islands 2.98
54  Papua New Guinea 2.97
55  Vanuatu 2.97
56  Tuvalu 2.93
57  Guam (US) 2.92
58  Guatemala 2.87
59  Kenya 2.81
60  Belize 2.80
61  Oman 2.80
62  Nauru 2.76
63  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 2.76
64  Algeria 2.66
65  Haiti 2.66
66  Laos 2.65
67  Samoa 2.64
68  Eswatini (Swaziland) 2.63
69  Israel 2.63
70  Honduras 2.61
71  Kyrgyzstan 2.59
72  Lesotho 2.59
73  Tajikistan 2.59
74  Bolivia 2.58
75  American Samoa (US) 2.57
76  Pakistan 2.55
77  Botswana 2.53
78  Malaysia 2.48
79  Cambodia 2.47
80  Syria 2.44
  World 2.42
81  India 2.40
82  Fiji 2.37
83  Micronesia, Federated States of 2.37
84  Kuwait 2.37
85  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.34
86  Kiribati 2.34
87  Venezuela 2.30
88  Dominican Republic 2.28
89  Panama 2.28
90  Djibouti 2.27
91  South Africa 2.26
92  Argentina 2.25
93  Kazakhstan 2.22
94  Mexico 2.22
95  Cabo Verde 2.21
96  Tunisia 2.17
97  Cook Islands 2.16
98  Bangladesh 2.15
99  Ecuador 2.15
100  Burma (Myanmar) 2.13
101  Peru 2.10
  Population Replacement 2.10
102  Jamaica 2.09
103  Morocco 2.09
104  Indonesia 2.08
105    Nepal 2.07
106  France 2.06
107  Turkmenistan 2.06
108  United States Virgin Islands (US ) 2.06
109  Sri Lanka 2.05
110  Mongolia 2.04
111  Saudi Arabia 2.04
112  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) (Dutch part) 2.04
113  Curacao (Netherlands) 2.03
114  Dominica 2.03
115  Libya 2.03
116  New Zealand 2.01
117  Grenada 2.00
118  Turkey 2.00
119  Antigua and Barbuda 1.99
120  Iceland 1.99
121  Colombia 1.98
122  Greenland (Denmark) 1.97
123  Guyana 1.97
124  Iran 1.96
125  Ireland 1.96
126  Bahamas, The 1.94
127  Korea, North 1.94
128  Bermuda (UK) 1.92
129  Isle of Man (UK) 1.92
130  New Caledonia (France) 1.92
131  Gibraltar (UK) 1.90
132  Paraguay 1.90
133  Suriname 1.90
134  Azerbaijan 1.89
135  Costa Rica 1.89
136  Qatar 1.89
137  United Kingdom 1.88
138  Bhutan 1.87
139  French Polynesia (France) 1.87
140  Nicaragua 1.87
141  Sweden 1.87
142  Norway 1.85
143  Seychelles 1.85
144  Cayman Islands (UK) 1.84
145  El Salvador 1.84
146  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.83
147  Chile 1.79
148  Uruguay 1.79
149  Vietnam 1.79
150  Belgium 1.78
151  Denmark 1.78
152  Netherlands 1.78
153  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.78
154  Australia 1.77
155  Brunei 1.77
156  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.77
157  Georgia 1.76
158  Finland 1.75
159  Uzbekistan 1.75
160  Anguilla (UK) 1.74
161  Mauritius 1.74
162  Saint Lucia 1.74
163  Bahrain 1.73
164  United Arab Emirates 1.73
165  Lebanon 1.72
166  Maldives 1.72
167  Wallis and Futuna (France) 1.72
168  Cuba 1.71
169  Palau 1.70
170  Trinidad and Tobago 1.70
171  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 1.70
172  Liechtenstein 1.69
173  Barbados 1.68
174  Jersey (UK) 1.66
175  Brazil 1.65
176  Armenia 1.64
177  Luxembourg 1.62
-  European Union 1.62
178  Russia 1.61
179  Canada 1.60
180  China, People's Republic of 1.60
181  Estonia 1.60
182  Lithuania 1.60
183  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 1.59
184  Slovenia 1.58
185  Guernsey (UK) 1.57
186  Moldova 1.57
187  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 1.57
188   Switzerland 1.56
189  Ukraine 1.55
190  Monaco 1.54
191  Albania 1.52
192  Latvia 1.52
193  Thailand 1.52
194  San Marino 1.51
195  Spain 1.50
196  Belarus 1.49
197  North Macedonia 1.49
198  Austria 1.48
199  Malta 1.48
200  Bulgaria 1.47
201  Cyprus 1.47
202  Czechia /  Czech Republic 1.46
203  Germany 1.46
204  Hungary 1.45
205  Italy 1.45
206  Greece 1.44
207  Serbia 1.44
208  Japan 1.42
209  Slovakia /  Slovak Republic 1.42
210  Andorra 1.41
211  Croatia 1.41
212  Portugal 1.39
213  Poland 1.36
214  Romania 1.36
215  Montserrat (UK) 1.34
216  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.31
217  British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.30
218  Korea, South 1.27
219  Puerto Rico (US) 1.21
220  Hong Kong (China) 1.20
221  Taiwan 1.13
222  Macau (China) 0.95
223  Singapore 0.84
  Not Ranked (no data or data from other years)
1  Christmas Island (Australia) -
2  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) -
3  Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas (UK) -
4  French Guiana (France) -
5  Kosovo -
6  Montenegro -
7  Niue -
8  Norfolk Island (Australia) -
9  Pitcairn Islands (UK) -
10  Saint Martin (France) (French part) -
11  Svalbard (Norway) -
12  Tokelau (New Zealand) -
13  United States 1.87 (2017)
14   Vatican City -
2019 List by the INED - Institut National d'Études Démographiques
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2019
(births/woman
1  Niger 6.8
2  Somalia 6.0
3  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 5.8
4  Mali 5.8
5  Chad 5.6
6  Angola 5.4
7  Burundi 5.3
8  Nigeria 5.3
9  Gambia, The 5.2
10  Burkina Faso 5.1
11  Benin 4.8
12  Mozambique 4.8
13  Tanzania 4.8
14  Uganda 4.8
15  Central African Republic 4.6
16  Côte d’Ivoire 4.6
17  Guinea 4.6
18  Senegal 4.6
19  South Sudan 4.6
20  Zambia 4.6
21  Cameroon 4.5
22  Mauritania 4.5
23  Congo, Republic of the 4.4
24  Equatorial Guinea 4.4
25  Guinea-Bissau 4.4
26  Afghanistan 4.3
27  Sao Tome and Principe 4.3
28  Sudan 4.3
29  Togo 4.3
30  Liberia 4.2
31  Sierra Leone 4.2
32  Comoros 4.1
33  Ethiopia 4.1
34  Malawi 4.1
35  Marshall Islands 4.1
36  Eritrea 4.0
37  Madagascar 4.0
38  Rwanda 4.0
39  Gabon 3.9
40  Solomon Islands 3.9
41  Timor-Leste 3.9
42  Ghana 3.8
43  Samoa 3.8
44  Vanuatu 3.7
45  Yemen 3.7
46  Iraq 3.6
47  Mayotte (France) 3.6
48  Palestinian Territory (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 3.6
49  Tajikistan 3.6
50  Kiribati 3.5
51  Pakistan 3.5
52  Papua New Guinea 3.5
53  Tonga 3.5
54  Zimbabwe 3.5
55  Kenya 3.4
56  Egypt 3.3
57  French Guiana (France) 3.3
58  Namibia 3.3
59  Lesotho 3.1
60  Algeria 3.0
61  Israel 3.0
62  Kyrgyzstan 3.0
63  Micronesia, Federated States of 3.0
64  Eswatini (Swaziland) 3.0
65  Haiti 2.9
66  Mongolia 2.9
67  Botswana 2.8
68  Fiji 2.8
69  Guatemala 2.8
70  Oman 2.8
71  Syria 2.8
72  Bolivia 2.7
73  Djibouti 2.7
74  Jordan 2.7
75  Kazakhstan 2.7
76  Turkmenistan 2.7
77  Laos 2.6
78  Cambodia 2.5
79  Philippines 2.5
80  Ecuador 2.4
81  Guyana 2.4
82  Honduras 2.4
83  Morocco 2.4
84  Nicaragua 2.4
85  Panama 2.4
86  Paraguay 2.4
87  Seychelles 2.4
88  South Africa 2.4
89  Suriname 2.4
90  Uzbekistan 2.4
91  Western Sahara 2.4
  World 2.4
92  Belize 2.3
93  Dominican Republic 2.3
94  Guam (US) 2.3
95  Indonesia 2.3
96  Saudi Arabia 2.3
97  Venezuela 2.3
98  Argentina 2.2
99  Cabo Verde 2.2
100  India 2.2
101  Libya 2.2
102  Peru 2.2
103  Reunion (France) 2.2
104  Sri Lanka 2.2
105  Tunisia 2.2
106  Azerbaijan 2.1
107  Georgia 2.1
108  Guadeloupe (France) 2.1
109  Iran 2.1
110  Kuwait 2.1
111  Lebanon 2.1
112  Mexico 2.1
113  Myanmar (Burma) 2.1
114  Turkey 2.1
115  Viet Nam 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
116  Antigua and Barbuda 2.0
117  Bahrain 2.0
118  Bangladesh 2.0
119  Bhutan 2.0
120  El Salvador 2.0
121  Grenada 2.0
122  Jamaica 2.0
123  Malaysia 2.0
124  Uruguay 2.0
125  United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.0
126  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.9
127  French Polynesia (France) 1.9
128  Korea, North 1.9
129  Martinique (France) 1.9
130  Monaco 1.9
131    Nepal 1.9
132  New Caledonia (France) 1.9
133  New Zealand 1.9
134  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.9
135  Armenia 1.8
136  Australia 1.8
137  Brunei 1.8
138  Colombia 1.8
139  Denmark 1.8
140  Dominica 1.8
141  France (Metropolitan France) 1.8
142  Ireland 1.8
143  Maldives 1.8
144  Qatar 1.8
145  Russia 1.8
146  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.8
147  Sweden 1.8
148  United States 1.8
149  Bahamas 1.7
150  Belarus 1.7
151  Belgium 1.7
152  Brazil 1.7
153  China (mainland only) 1.7
154  Costa Rica 1.7
155  Curaçao (Netherlands) 1.7
156  Czechia /  Czech Republic 1.7
157  Iceland 1.7
158  Kosovo 1.7
159  Latvia 1.7
160  Lithuania 1.7
161  Montenegro 1.7
162  Norway 1.7
163  Trinidad and Tobago 1.7
164  United Kingdom 1.7
165  Albania 1.6
166  Barbados 1.6
167  Bulgaria 1.6
168  Chile 1.6
169  Cuba 1.6
170  Estonia 1.6
171  Germany 1.6
172  Romania 1.6
173  Slovenia 1.6
174  Austria 1.5
175  Canada 1.5
176  Cyprus 1.3
177  Finland 1.5
178  Hungary 1.5
179  Malta 1.5
180  North Macedonia 1.5
181  Slovakia /  Slovak Republic 1.5
182   Switzerland 1.5
183  Thailand 1.5
184  Croatia 1.4
185  Hong Kong (China) 1.4
186  Japan 1.4
187  Liechtenstein 1.4
188  Luxembourg 1.4
189  Mauritius 1.4
190  Netherlands 1.4
191  Poland 1.4
192  Saint Lucia 1.4
193  Serbia 1.4
194  Ukraine 1.4
195  United Arab Emirates 1.4
196  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
197  Greece 1.3
198  Italy 1.3
199  Moldova 1.3
200  Portugal 1.3
201  San Marino 1.3
202  Spain 1.3
203  China, Republic of (Taiwan) 1.2
204  Macau (China) 1.2
205  Puerto Rico (US) 1.2
206  Singapore 1.2
207  Korea, South 1.1
208  Andorra 1.0
  World
1 World 2.4
  Continents
1 Africa 4.4
2 Oceania 2.3
3 Asia 2.1
4 Americas 1.9
5 Europe 1.6
  Major Regions
1 Middle Africa 5.4
2 Western Africa 5.1
3 Eastern Africa 4.3
4 Northern Africa 3.2
5 Central Asia 2.7
6 Western Asia 2.6
7 Southern Africa 2.5
8 Oceania 2.3
9 South Asia 2.3
10 Caribbean 2.2
11 Central America 2.2
12 Southeast Asia 2.2
13 South America 1.9
14 East Asia 1.7
15 Eastern Europe 1.7
16 Northern America 1.7
17 Northern Europe 1.7
18 Western Europe 1.7
19 Southern Europe 1.3
  Not Ranked
1 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) -
2  Christmas Island (Australia) -
3  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) -
4  European Union -
5  Falkland Islands (UK) -
6  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
7  Nauru -
8  Niue -
9  Norfolk Island (Australia) -
10  Palau -
11  Pitcairn Islands (UK) -
12  Svalbard (Norway) -
13  Tokelau (New Zealand) -
14  Tuvalu -
15   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 by Nongovernmental organizationsEdit

2019 List by the PRB - Population Reference Bureau
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2019
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.0
2  Angola 6.2
3  Mali 6.2
4  Somalia 6.2
5  Chad 6.0
6  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.0
7  Benin 5.7
8  Burundi 5.5
9  Burkina Faso 5.3
10  Gambia, The 5.3
11  Nigeria 5.3
12  Uganda 5.1
13  Tanzania 5.0
14  Guinea-Bissau 4.9
15  Mozambique 4.9
16  Cameroon 4.8
17  Central African Republic 4.8
18  Guinea 4.8
19  Mayotte (France) 4.8
20  South Sudan 4.8
21  Zambia 4.7
22  Afghanistan 4.6
23  Côte d’Ivoire 4.6
24  Equatorial Guinea 4.6
25  Madagascar 4.6
26  Mauritania 4.6
27  Senegal 4.6
28  Congo, Republic of the 4.5
29  Sudan 4.5
30  Ethiopia 4.4
31  Togo 4.4
32  Comoros 4.3
33  Papua New Guinea 4.3
34  Samoa 4.3
35  Liberia 4.2
36  Malawi 4.2
37  Timor-Leste 4.2
38  Eritrea 4.1
39  Rwanda 4.1
40  Sierra Leone 4.1
41  Solomon Islands 4.1
42  Ghana 3.9
43  Yemen 3.9
44  Marshall Islands 3.8
45  Nauru 3.7
46  Palestinian Territory (Gaza Strip and West Bank) 3.7
47  Vanuatu 3.7
48  Zimbabwe 3.7
49  French Guiana (France) 3.6
50  Gabon 3.6
51  Iraq 3.6
52  Kenya 3.6
53  Kiribati 3.6
54  Pakistan 3.6
55  Tuvalu 3.6
56  Tajikistan 3.5
57  Tonga 3.5
58  Namibia 3.4
59  Sao Tome and Principe 3.4
60  Egypt 3.3
61  Kyrgyzstan 3.3
62  Lesotho 3.2
63  Micronesia, Federated States of 3.2
64  Algeria 3.1
65  Israel 3.1
66  Guam (US) 3.0
67  Haiti 3.0
68  Kazakhstan 3.0
69  Mongolia 2.9
70  Oman 2.9
71  Syria 2.9
72  Bolivia 2.8
73  Djibouti 2.8
74  Turkmenistan 2.8
75  Guatemala 2.7
76  Jordan 2.7
77  Laos 2.7
78  Philippines 2.7
79  Eswatini (Swaziland) 2.7
80  Botswana 2.6
81  Cambodia 2.5
82  Ecuador 2.5
83  Guyana 2.5
84  Honduras 2.5
85  Paraguay 2.5
86  Reunion (France) 2.5
87  Seychelles 2.5
88  Fiji 2.4
89  Nicaragua 2.4
90  Panama 2.4
91  Suriname 2.4
92  Uzbekistan 2.4
93  Western Sahara 2.4
  World 2.4
94  Argentina 2.3
95  Belize 2.3
96  Cabo Verde 2.3
97  Dominican Republic 2.3
98  El Salvador 2.3
99  Indonesia 2.3
100  New Caledonia (France) 2.3
101  Peru 2.3
102  South Africa 2.3
103  Venezuela 2.3
104  India 2.2
105  Kuwait 2.2
106  Libya 2.2
107  Morocco 2.2
108  Myanmar (Burma) 2.2
109  Bangladesh 2.1
110  Georgia 2.1
111  Grenada 2.1
112  Iran 2.1
113  Jamaica 2.1
114  Lebanon 2.1
115  Maldives 2.1
116  Mexico 2.1
117  Saudi Arabia 2.1
118  Sri Lanka 2.1
119  Tunisia 2.1
  Population Replacement 2.1
120  Bahrain 2.0
121  Colombia 2.0
122  French Polynesia (France) 2.0
123  Guadeloupe (France) 2.0
124    Nepal 2.0
125  Palau 2.0
126  Turkey 2.0
127  Uruguay 2.0
128  Viet Nam 2.0
129  Antigua and Barbuda 1.9
130  Brunei 1.9
131  Korea, North 1.9
132  Malaysia 1.9
133  Martinique (France) 1.9
134  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.9
135  Albania 1.8
136  Azerbaijan 1.8
137  Bahamas 1.8
138  Dominica 1.8
139  France 1.8
140  Ireland 1.8
141  Montenegro 1.8
142  Qatar 1.8
143  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.8
144  Sweden 1.8
145  Australia 1.7
146  Bhutan 1.7
147  Brazil 1.7
148  Chile 1.7
149  Costa Rica 1.7
150  Cuba 1.7
151  Curaçao (Netherlands) 1.7
152  Czechia /  Czech Republic 1.7
153  Denmark 1.7
154  Estonia 1.7
155  Iceland 1.7
156  New Zealand 1.7
157  United Kingdom 1.7
158  United States 1.7
159  Armenia 1.6
160  Barbados 1.6
161  Belarus 1.6
162  Belgium 1.6
163  Bulgaria 1.6
164  China (mainland only) 1.6
165  Germany 1.6
166  Kosovo 1.6
167  Latvia 1.6
168  Lithuania 1.6
169  Netherlands 1.6
170  Norway 1.6
171  Russia 1.6
172  Slovenia 1.6
173  Trinidad and Tobago 1.6
174  Austria 1.5
175  Canada 1.5
176  Cyprus 1.5
177  Hungary 1.5
178  Poland 1.5
179  Saint Lucia 1.5
180  Serbia 1.5
181  Slovakia /  Slovak Republic 1.5
182   Switzerland 1.5
183  Thailand 1.5
-  European Union 1.5
184  Croatia 1.4
185  Finland 1.4
186  Greece 1.4
187  Japan 1.4
188  Liechtenstein 1.4
189  Luxembourg 1.4
190  Mauritius 1.4
191  North Macedonia 1.4
192  Portugal 1.4
193  Ukraine 1.4
194  United Arab Emirates 1.4
195  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3
196 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) 1.3
197  Italy 1.3
198  Malta 1.3
199  Romania 1.3
200  San Marino 1.3
201  Spain 1.3
202  Moldova 1.2
203  China, Republic of (Taiwan) 1.1
204  Hong Kong (China) 1.1
205  Puerto Rico (US) 1.1
206  Singapore 1.1
207  Andorra 1.0
208  Korea, South 1.0
209  Macau (China) 0.9
  World
1 World 2.4
  Continents
1 Africa 4.5
2 Oceania 2.4
3 Asia (excluding China) 2.3
3 Asia 2.1
4 Americas 1.9
5 Europe 1.5
  Major Regions
1 Middle Africa 5.7
2 Western Africa 5.2
3 Sub-Saharan Africa 4.8
4 Eastern Africa 4.5
5 Northern Africa 3.2
6 Central Asia 2.8
7 Western Asia 2.6
8 Oceania 2.4
9 Southern Africa 2.4
10 South Asia 2.3
11 Caribbean 2.2
12 Central America 2.2
13 Southeast Asia 2.2
14 Latin America and the Caribbean 2.0
15 South America 2.0
16 Northern America 1.7
17 Northern Europe 1.7
18 Western Europe 1.7
19 East Asia 1.5
20 Eastern Europe 1.5
21 Southern Europe 1.3
  Development Level
1 Least Developed 4.1
2 Less Developed (excluding China) 2.8
3 Less Developed 2.5
4 More Developed 1.6
  Income
1 Low Income 4.6
2 Middle Income 2.3
2.1 - Lower Middle Income 2.7
2.2 - Upper Middle Income 1.8
3 High Income 1.6
  Not Ranked
1  Christmas Island (Australia) -
2  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) -
3  Falkland Islands (UK) -
4  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
5  Monaco -
6  Niue -
7  Norfolk Island (Australia) -
8  Pitcairn Islands (UK) -
9  Svalbard (Norway) -
10  Tokelau (New Zealand) -
11   Vatican City -
2019 List by the OWID - Our World In Data
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2019
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.07
2  Somalia 5.98
3  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 5.82
4  Mali 5.79
5  Chad 5.65
6  Angola 5.48
7  Burundi 5.45
8  Nigeria 5.32
9  Uganda 5.32
10  Gambia, The 5.22
11  Burkina Faso 5.11
12  Mozambique 5.05
13  Tanzania 4.83
14  Zambia 4.81
15  Benin 4.77
16  Cote d'Ivoire 4.72
17  Central African Republic 4.65
18  Guinea 4.62
19  South Sudan 4.62
20  Senegal 4.55
21  Equatorial Guinea 4.43
22  Afghanistan 4.18
23  Cameroon 4.51
24  Mauritania 4.49
25  Congo, Republic of the 4.48
26  Guinea-Bissau 4.41
27  Liberia 4.38
28  Malawi 4.38
29  Sudan 4.35
30  Sao Tome and Principe 4.27
31  Sierra Leone 4.17
32  Togo 4.26
33  Iraq 4.19
34  Comoros 4.14
35  Madagascar 4.02
36  Eritrea 3.92
37  Ethiopia 3.86
38  Samoa 3.83
39  Ghana 3.81
40  Solomon Islands 3.69
41  Yemen 3.69
42  Kenya 3.68
43  Rwanda 3.67
44  Gabon 3.59
45  Kiribati 3.53
46  Zimbabwe 3.53
47  Papua New Guinea 3.52
48  Tonga 3.52
49  Pakistan 3.29
50  Namibia 3.24
51  Tajikistan 3.22
52  French Guiana (France) 3.21
53  Jordan 3.18
54  Vanuatu 3.17
55  Egypt 3.10
56  Lesotho 2.95
57  Eswatini (Swaziland) 2.94
58  Israel 2.89
59  Kyrgyzstan 2.86
60  Philippines 2.84
61  Guatemala 2.82
62  Bolivia 2.77
63  Haiti 2.77
64  Syria 2.77
65  Turkmenistan 2.74
66  Djibouti 2.67
67  Mongolia 2.63
68  Botswana 2.60
69  Algeria 2.59
70  Kazakhstan 2.54
71  Laos 2.54
72  Oman 2.46
73  Cambodia 2.47
74  Saudi Arabia 2.42
75  Belize 2.41
76  Fiji 2.45
77  Guyana 2.44
78  Panama 2.43
79  Ecuador 2.41
80  Paraguay 2.40
  World 2.40
81  Morocco 2.38
82  South Africa 2.38
83  Honduras 2.35
84  Dominican Republic 2.34
85  Peru 2.31
86  Suriname 2.30
87  Indonesia 2.29
88  Cabo Verde 2.24
89  India 2.26
90  Argentina 2.25
91  Venezuela 2.25
92  Seychelles 2.23
93  Uzbekistan 2.21
94  Libya 2.16
95  Myanmar (Burma) 2.15
96  Nicaragua 2.12
97  Tunisia 2.12
98  New Caledonia (France) 2.11
  Population Replacement 2.10
99  Mexico 2.09
100  Grenada 2.04
101  Antigua and Barbuda 2.02
102  Azerbaijan 2.02
103  Bangladesh 2.02
104  El Salvador 2.02
105    Nepal 2.02
106  Sri Lanka 2.01
107  Turkey 2.00
108  Ireland 1.98
109  Malaysia 1.98
110  Maldives 1.98
111  France 1.97
112  Georgia 1.97
113  Jamaica 1.97
114  Bahrain 1.96
115  Bhutan 1.96
116  New Zealand 1.96
117  Uruguay 1.96
118  Kuwait 1.94
119  Vietnam 1.94
120  Iceland 1.91
121  Sweden 1.91
122  United States 1.90
123  Korea, North 1.88
124  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.87
125  United Kingdom 1.87
126  Qatar 1.85
127  Brunei 1.84
128  Norway 1.83
129  Australia 1.82
130  Barbados 1.80
131  Belgium 1.80
132  Colombia 1.80
133  Finland 1.78
134  Denmark 1.77
135  Russia 1.77
136  Chile 1.75
137  Netherlands 1.75
138  Bahamas, The 1.74
139  Costa Rica 1.74
140  Belarus 1.72
141  Cuba 1.72
142  Trinidad and Tobago 1.72
143  Albania 1.70
144  Lebanon 1.70
145  United Arab Emirates 1.70
146  Brazil 1.69
147  Lithuania 1.68
148  Estonia 1.67
149  Montenegro 1.65
150  Slovenia 1.65
151  China 1.64
152  Serbia 1.63
153  Luxembourg 1.61
154  Bulgaria 1.60
155  Armenia 1.59
156  Czech Republic /  Czechia 1.59
157  Iran 1.59
158  Latvia 1.59
159  Ukraine 1.58
160  Canada 1.56
161  Macedonia 1.56
162   Switzerland 1.56
163  Romania 1.55
164  Austria 1.53
165  Italy 1.51
166  Japan 1.50
167  Malta 1.49
168  Germany 1.48
169  Puerto Rico (US) 1.46
170  Croatia 1.44
171  Thailand 1.44
172  St. Lucia 1.43
173  Mauritius 1.42
174  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.41
175  Hungary 1.41
176  Spain 1.41
177  Korea, South 1.35
178  Cyprus 1.33
179  Greece 1.30
180  Poland 1.29
181  Singapore 1.27
182  Portugal 1.24
183  Moldova 1.23
  World
World 2.40
  Not Ranked
1  American Samoa (US) -
2  Andorra -
3  Aruba (Netherlands) -
4  Bermuda (UK) -
5  Cayman Islands (UK) -
6 Channel Islands -  Guernsey (UK) and  Jersey (UK) -
7  Curaçao (Netherlands) -
8  Dominica -
9  Faroe Islands (Denmark) -
10  French Polynesia (France) -
11  Greenland (Denmark) -
12  Guadeloupe (France) -
13  Guam (US) -
14  Hong Kong (China) -
15  Isle of Man (UK) -
16  Kosovo -
17  Liechtenstein -
18  Macau (China) -
19  Marshall Islands -
20  Mayotte (France) -
21  Micronesia, Federated States of -
22  Monaco -
23  Northern Mariana Islands (US) -
24  Palau -
25  Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) -
26  San Marino -
27  Saint Martin (France) (French part) -
28  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) (Dutch part) -
29  Slovak Republic /  Slovakia -
30  St. Kitts and Nevis -
31  Timor-Leste -
32  Turks and Caicos Islands UK) -
33  Tuvalu -
34  United States Virgin Islands (US) -
35   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 yearEdit

1950 and 2015Edit

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  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 North 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 Czech Republic) 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  Italy 2.50
179  Byelorussian SSR ( Soviet Union Belarus) 2.50
180  Greece 2.47
181  Norway 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 (no data or data from other years)
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
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