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List of countries by fertility rate


This is a list of all countries and dependent territories by total fertility rate (TFR): the expected number of children born per woman in her child-bearing years.

Methodology

The UN ranking is sourced from the United Nations World Population Prospects. Figures are from the 2006 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for the period 2000-2005 and 2005–2010, using the medium assumption.[1] Only countries/territories with a population of 100,000 or more in 2007 are included. Rank is based on 2005-2010 figure.

The CIA ranking is sourced from the CIA World Factbook[2] 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 third list is based on World Bank data for year 2010.[3]

Countries

2009 List by the United Nations 2013 List by the CIA World Factbook 2011 List by the World Bank
Rank Country Fertility rate
(2009)
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.19
2  Guinea-Bissau 7.07
3  Afghanistan 7.07
4  Burundi 6.80
5  Liberia 6.77
6  DR Congo 6.70
7  East Timor 6.53
8  Mali 6.52
9  Sierra Leone 6.47
10  Uganda 6.46
11  Angola 6.43
12  Chad 6.20
13  Somalia 6.04
14  Burkina Faso 6.00
15  Rwanda 5.92
16  Malawi 5.59
17  Yemen 5.50
18  Guinea 5.44
19  Benin 5.42
20  Equatorial Guinea 5.36
21  Nigeria 5.32
22  Ethiopia 5.29
23  Zambia 5.18
24  Tanzania 5.16
25  Mozambique 5.11
26  Palestinian territories 5.09
27  Eritrea 5.05
28  Kenya 4.96
29  Togo 4.80
30  Madagascar 4.78
31  Gambia 4.70
32  Senegal 4.69
33  Central African Republic 4.58
34  Republic of the Congo 4.49
35  Côte d'Ivoire 4.46
36  Mauritania 4.37
37  Cameroon 4.31
38  Comoros 4.30
39  Iraq 4.26
40  Sudan 4.23
41  Guatemala 4.15
42  Djibouti 3.95
43  Samoa 3.93
44  Solomon Islands 3.87
45  Sao Tome and Principe 3.85
46  Ghana 3.84
47  Tonga 3.83
48  Papua New Guinea 3.78
49  Vanuatu 3.74
50  Federated States of Micronesia 3.71
51  Haiti 3.54
52  Pakistan 3.52
53  Bolivia 3.50
54  Swaziland 3.45
55  Lesotho 3.37
56  Cape Verde 3.37
57  Saudi Arabia 3.35
58  Tajikistan 3.35
59  Honduras 3.31
60    Nepal 3.28
61  French Guiana (France) 3.27
62  Philippines 3.23
63  Laos 3.21
64  Namibia 3.19
65  Zimbabwe 3.19
66  Cambodia 3.18
67  Jordan 3.13
68  Paraguay 3.08
69  Syria 3.08
70  Gabon 3.06
71  Oman 3.00
72  Belize 2.93
73  Botswana 2.90
74  Egypt 2.89
75  Bangladesh 2.83
76  Dominican Republic 2.81
77  India 2.81
78  Nicaragua 2.76
79  Fiji 2.75
80  Israel 2.75
81  Libya 2.72
82  Western Sahara 2.70
83  El Salvador 2.68
84  Qatar 2.66
85  South Africa 2.64
86  Maldives 2.63
87  Malaysia 2.60
88  Ecuador 2.58
89  Panama 2.56
  World 2.55
90  Venezuela 2.55
91  Guam (US) 2.54
92  Peru 2.51
93  Turkmenistan 2.50
94  Uzbekistan 2.49
95  Kyrgyzstan 2.48
96  Jamaica 2.43
97  Suriname 2.42
98  Algeria 2.38
99  Morocco 2.38
100  Réunion (France) 2.36
101  Guyana 2.33
102  Kazakhstan 2.31
103  United Arab Emirates 2.31
104  Grenada 2.30
105  Brunei 2.29
106  Bahrain 2.29
107  French Polynesia (France) 2.26
108  Argentina 2.25
109  Colombia 2.22
110  Mexico 2.21
111  Lebanon 2.21
112  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.19
113  Bhutan 2.19
114  Kuwait 2.18
115  Saint Lucia 2.18
116  Indonesia 2.18
117  United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.15
118  Turkey 2.14
119  Vietnam 2.14
120  Uruguay 2.12
121  Guadeloupe (France) 2.11
122  Costa Rica 2.10
123  New Caledonia (France) 2.08
124  Myanmar 2.07
125  Albania 2.06
126  United States 2.05
127  Iceland 2.05
128  Aruba (Netherlands) 2.04
129  Iran 2.04
130  Bahamas 2.02
131  New Zealand 1.99
132  Ireland 1.96
133  Chile 1.94
134  Tunisia 1.93
135  Martinique (France) 1.91
136  France 1.89
137  Sri Lanka 1.88
138  Mongolia 1.87
139  Mauritius 1.86
140  Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 1.85
141  North Korea 1.85
142  Thailand 1.85
143  Norway 1.85
144  Montenegro 1.83
145  Puerto Rico (US) 1.83
146  Finland 1.83
147  United Kingdom 1.82
148  Azerbaijan 1.82
149  Denmark 1.80
150  Sweden 1.80
151  Serbia 1.79
152  Australia 1.79
153  Brazil 1.74
154  China (mainland only) 1.73
155  Netherlands 1.72
156  Luxembourg 1.66
157  Belgium 1.65
158  Trinidad and Tobago 1.64
159  Cyprus 1.61
160  Canada 1.53
161  Barbados 1.50
162  Cuba 1.49
163  Estonia 1.49
164  Portugal 1.46
165  Macedonia 1.43
166   Switzerland 1.42
167 Channel Islands ( Jersey and  Guernsey) (UK) 1.42
168  Austria 1.42
169  Spain 1.41
170  Georgia 1.41
171  Germany 1.41
172  Moldova 1.40
173  Armenia 1.39
174  Italy 1.38
175  Malta 1.37
176  Croatia 1.35
177  Russia 1.34
178  Greece 1.34
179  Bulgaria 1.31
180  Romania 1.30
181  Latvia 1.29
182  Hungary 1.28
183  Slovenia 1.28
184  Japan 1.27
185  Lithuania 1.26
186  Singapore 1.26
187  Slovakia 1.25
188  Czech Republic 1.24
189  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.23
190  Poland 1.23
191  Ukraine 1.22
192  South Korea 1.21
193  Belarus 1.20
194  Hong Kong 0.97
195  Macau 0.91
Rank Country Fertility rate
2013 est.
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.03
2  Mali 6.25
3  Somalia 6.17
4  Uganda 6.06
5  Burkina Faso 6.00
6  Burundi 5.99
7  Zambia 5.81
8  Afghanistan 5.54
9  South Sudan 5.54
10  Angola 5.49
11  Republic of the Congo 5.49
12  Mozambique 5.34
13  Nigeria 5.31
14  Ethiopia 5.31
15  Malawi 5.26
16  East Timor 5.22
17  Benin 5.13
18  Tanzania 5.01
19  Guinea 4.99
20  DR Congo 4.95
21  Liberia 4.92
22  Sierra Leone 4.87
23  Sao Tome and Principe 4.81
24  Chad 4.80
25  Equatorial Guinea 4.74
26  Rwanda 4.71
27  Senegal 4.61
28  Togo 4.58
29  Gabon 4.52
30  Central African Republic 4.52
31  Gaza Strip 4.41
32  Guinea-Bissau 4.37
33  Madagascar 4.36
34  Yemen 4.27
35  Eritrea 4.25
36  Mauritania 4.15
37  Western Sahara 4.15
38  Ghana 4.12
39  Sudan 4.05
40  Cameroon 4.00
41  The Gambia 3.98
42  Comoros 3.93
43  Kenya 3.76
44 Template:Country data Côte d’Ivoire 3.73
45  Zimbabwe 3.58
46  Iraq 3.50
47  Vanuatu 3.47
48  Tonga 3.46
49  Solomon Islands 3.44
50  Jordan 3.32
51  Papua New Guinea 3.31
52  Marshall Islands 3.29
53  Philippines 3.10
54  Guatemala 3.08
55  Belize 3.08
56  Tuvalu 3.06
57  American Samoa (US) 3.04
58  Samoa 3.03
59  Nauru 2.98
60  Laos 2.98
61  Swaziland 2.96
62  Pakistan 2.96
63  Honduras 2.94
64  West Bank 2.91
65  Egypt 2.90
66  Haiti 2.88
67  Bolivia 2.87
68  Oman 2.86
69  Lesotho 2.83
70  Tajikistan 2.80
71  Algeria 2.78
72  Syria 2.77
73  Cambodia 2.72
74  Kyrgyzstan 2.71
75  Federated States of Micronesia 2.68
76  Israel 2.65
77  Kiribati 2.63
78  Malaysia 2.61
79  Kuwait 2.56
80  Djibouti 2.55
81  India 2.55
82  Fiji 2.54
83  Bangladesh 2.50
  World 2.47
84  Guam (US) 2.41
85  Botswana 2.41
86  Panama 2.40
87  Faroe Islands ( Denmark) 2.39
88  Dominican Republic 2.39
89  Cape Verde 2.39
90  Kazakhstan 2.38
91  United Arab Emirates 2.37
92  Venezuela 2.37
93    Nepal 2.36
94  Namibia 2.33
95  Ecuador 2.33
96  Cook Islands 2.31
97  Argentina 2.27
98  Peru 2.25
99  Mexico 2.25
100  South Africa 2.25
101  Guyana 2.21
102  Burma 2.21
103  Saudi Arabia 2.21
104  Indonesia 2.20
105  Mongolia 2.18
106  Morocco 2.17
107  Sri Lanka 2.15
108  Turkmenistan 2.12
109  Grenada 2.12
110  Turkey 2.10
111  Colombia 2.10
112  Libya 2.09
113  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 2.09
114  Jamaica 2.09
115  Curacao ( Netherlands) 2.09
116  Greenland ( Denmark) 2.08
117  France 2.08
118  Bhutan 2.07
119  Dominica 2.06
120  New Zealand 2.06
121  United States 2.06
122  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 2.05
123  Suriname 2.04
124  Antigua and Barbuda 2.04
125  Nicaragua 2.03
126  New Caledonia (France) 2.02
127  Tunisia 2.01
128  Ireland 2.01
129  Paraguay 2.01
130  El Salvador 1.99
131  North Korea 1.99
132  Bahamas 1.97
133  French Polynesia (France) 1.97
134  Bermuda (UK) 1.96
135  Isle of Man (UK) 1.95
136  Gibraltar (UK) 1.93
137  Azerbaijan 1.92
138  Qatar 1.92
139  Costa Rica 1.91
140  United Kingdom 1.90
141  Seychelles 1.89
142  Iceland 1.88
143  Vietnam 1.87
144  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.87
145  Uruguay 1.86
146  Iran 1.86
147  Cayman Islands (UK) 1.86
148  Chile 1.85
149  Aruba (Netherlands) 1.84
150  Uzbekistan 1.83
151  Brunei 1.83
152  Bahrain 1.83
153  Brazil 1.81
154  Netherlands 1.78
155  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.78
156  Maldives 1.78
157  Mauritius 1.78
158  Saint Lucia 1.78
159  Norway 1.77
160  United States Virgin Islands (US) 1.77
161  Luxembourg 1.77
162  Australia 1.77
163  Wallis and Futuna (France) 1.77
164  Lebanon 1.75
165  Anguilla (UK) 1.75
166  Finland 1.73
167  Denmark 1.73
168  Palau 1.72
169  Trinidad and Tobago 1.71
170  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 1.70
171  Liechtenstein 1.69
172  Barbados 1.68
173  Sweden 1.67
174  Jersey (UK) 1.66
175  Thailand 1.66
176  Belgium 1.65
177  Puerto Rico (US) 1.64
178  Russia 1.61
179  Macedonia 1.59
180  Canada 1.59
-  European Union 1.58
181  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 1.57
182  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 1.55
183  Moldova 1.55
184  China (mainland only) 1.55
185  Guernsey (UK) 1.54
186  Malta 1.53
187   Switzerland 1.53
188  Monaco 1.51
189  Portugal 1.51
190  Albania 1.49
191  Spain 1.48
192  San Marino 1.48
193  Belarus 1.46
194  Georgia 1.46
195  Cyprus 1.46
196  Cuba 1.46
197  Croatia 1.45
198  Estonia 1.45
199  Bulgaria 1.43
200  Germany 1.42
201  Austria 1.42
202  Greece 1.41
203  Italy 1.41
204  Hungary 1.41
205  Serbia 1.41
206  Armenia 1.39
207  Slovakia 1.39
208  Japan 1.39
209  Andorra 1.37
210  Latvia 1.34
211  Slovenia 1.32
212  Poland 1.32
213  Romania 1.31
214  Czech Republic 1.29
215  Ukraine 1.29
216  Montserrat (UK) 1.28
217  Lithuania 1.28
218  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.25
219  South Korea 1.24
220  British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.24
221  Hong Kong 1.11
222  Taiwan 1.11
223  Macau 0.93
224  Singapore 0.79
Rank Country Fertility rate
in 2010
(births/woman)
1  Niger 7.063
2  Somalia 6.339
3  Mali 6.294
4  Afghanistan 6.288
5  Zambia 6.258
6  Uganda 6.149
7  Malawi 5.99
8  Chad 5.981
9  Burkina Faso 5.85
10  DR Congo 5.775
11  East Timor 5.578
12  Tanzania 5.544
13  Nigeria 5.525
14  Angola 5.443
15  Rwanda 5.371
16  Benin 5.287
17  Guinea 5.246
18  Liberia 5.238
19  Yemen 5.2
20  Equatorial Guinea 5.185
21  Guinea-Bissau 5.063
22  Sierra Leone 4.982
23  Palestinian territories 4.92
24  Comoros 4.919
25  Mozambique 4.912
26  Gambia 4.896
27  Senegal 4.819
28  Kenya 4.718
29  Iraq 4.702
30  Madagascar 4.651
31  Central African Republic 4.631
32  Republic of the Congo 4.544
33  Mauritania 4.533
34  Cameroon 4.487
35  Eritrea 4.453
36  Cote d'Ivoire 4.432
37  Sudan 4.4
38  Burundi 4.338
39  Solomon Islands 4.229
40  Ethiopia 4.193
41  Ghana 4.17
42  Togo 4.072
43  Guatemala 3.983
44  Papua New Guinea 3.951
45  Tonga 3.911
46  Vanuatu 3.869
47  Samoa 3.86
48  Jordan 3.8
49  Djibouti 3.75
50  Sao Tome and Principe 3.657
51  Federated States of Micronesia 3.451
52  Pakistan 3.423
53  Swaziland 3.364
54  Bolivia 3.348
55  Haiti 3.34
56  Tajikistan 3.297
57  Zimbabwe 3.29
58  Gabon 3.25
59  Namibia 3.217
60  Lesotho 3.199
61  Philippines 3.142
62  Honduras 3.139
63  Israel 3.03
64  Mayotte 2.99
65  Paraguay 2.954
67  Syria 2.934
68  Kyrgyzstan 2.898
69  Saudi Arabia 2.811
70  Belize 2.79
71  Botswana 2.75
72  Laos 2.747
73  Egypt 2.733
74    Nepal 2.727
75  Fiji 2.668
76  Malaysia 2.635
77  India 2.625
78  Nicaragua 2.622
79  Kazakhstan 2.59
80  Cambodia 2.581
81  Dominican Republic 2.58
82  Libya 2.564
83  Bahrain 2.54
84  Mongolia 2.504
85  Peru 2.501
86  Seychelles 2.5
87  Uzbekistan 2.499
88  Venezuela 2.49
89  Panama 2.484
90  Ecuador 2.479
91  Guam 2.47
92  South Africa 2.458
  World 2.45111123
93  Cape Verde 2.405
94  Bhutan 2.399
95  Turkmenistan 2.399
96  Greenland 2.359
97  Suriname 2.336
98  Jamaica 2.329
99  Mexico 2.32
100  Sri Lanka 2.313
101  Oman 2.309
102  Azerbaijan 2.3
103  Kuwait 2.295
104  Kosovo 2.2893
105  Morocco 2.279
106  Qatar 2.271
107  Algeria 2.264
108  Guyana 2.262
109  El Salvador 2.25
110  Bangladesh 2.245
111  Grenada 2.235
112  Argentina 2.211
113  Iceland 2.2
114  New Zealand 2.16
115  New Caledonia 2.141
116  Indonesia 2.117
117  Colombia 2.1
118  United States 2.1
119  French Polynesia 2.09
120  Turkey 2.088
121  Ireland 2.07
122 Template:Country data St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.064
123  Brunei 2.042
124  Tunisia 2.04
125  Myanmar 2.002
126  North Korea 2.002
127  France 2
128  Uruguay 1.9856
129 Template:Country data St. Lucia 1.98
130  Sweden 1.98
131  Netherlands Antilles 1.96
132  Norway 1.95
66  United Kingdom 1.94
133  Australia 1.92
134  Bahamas 1.896
135  Finland 1.87
136  Denmark 1.87
137  Chile 1.862
138  Costa Rica 1.848
139  Belgium 1.84
141  Vietnam 1.822
142  United States Virgin Islands 1.8
143  Lebanon 1.8
144  Puerto Rico 1.797
145  Netherlands 1.79
146  Bermuda 1.764
147  Maldives 1.752
147  United Arab Emirates 1.749
148  Armenia 1.736
149  Aruba 1.699
150  Brazil 1.687
151  Canada 1.677
152  Iran 1.67
153  Montenegro 1.656
154  Trinidad and Tobago 1.639
155  Estonia 1.63
156  Luxembourg 1.63
157  China 1.598
158  Thailand 1.579
159  Slovenia 1.57
160  Georgia 1.555
161  Barbados 1.551
162  Lithuania 1.55
163  Russia 1.54
164  Albania 1.536
165   Switzerland 1.5
166  Bulgaria 1.49
167  Czech Republic 1.49
168  Cyprus 1.476
169  Moldova 1.475
170  Mauritius 1.47
171  Cuba 1.467
172  Croatia 1.46
173 Channel Islands (UK) 1.46
174  Ukraine 1.445
175  Greece 1.44
176  Belarus 1.44
177  Austria 1.44
178  Macedonia 1.422
179  Liechtenstein 1.4
180  Italy 1.4
181  Slovak Republic 1.4
182  Serbia 1.4
183  Spain 1.39
184  Japan 1.39
185  Germany 1.39
186  Malta 1.38
187  Poland 1.38
188  Romania 1.38
189  Portugal 1.32
190  Hungary 1.25
191  South Korea 1.22
192  Andorra 1.22
193  Latvia 1.17
194  Singapore 1.15
195  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.148
196  Hong Kong 1.108
197  Macau 1.092
Note: the only recognized and independent country that is missing from this list is Vatican City.

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