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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.

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MethodologyEdit

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 estimateEdit

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 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   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