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Encyclopedia > List of countries and territories by fertility rate
Map of countries and territories by fertility rate
Map of countries and territories by fertility rate
Graph of Total Fertility Rates vs. GDP per capita of the corresponding country, 2004. Only countries with over 5 Million population were plotted to reduce outlyers. Sources: CIA World Fact Book

This is a list of countries by total fertility rate (TFR): the expected number of children born per woman in her child-bearing years, based on 2006 age-specific fertility rate data. Sovereign states are ranked. Some countries might not be listed because they are not fully recognized as countries at the time this Census. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 39 KB) A more precise world map of country fertility rates, as listed at w:List of countries and territories by fertility rate. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 39 KB) A more precise world map of country fertility rates, as listed at w:List of countries and territories by fertility rate. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... The (total) fertility rate of a population is the average number of child births per woman. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ...

Ranking Country Fertility rate
in 2000
Fertility rate
in 2007
1 Mali 6.89 7.38
2 Niger 7.16 7.37
3 Uganda 6.96 6.84
4 Somalia 7.18 6.68
5 Afghanistan 5.87 6.64
6 Yemen 7.05 6.49
7 Burundi 6.25 6.48
8 Burkina Faso 6.44 6.41
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.92 6.37
10 Angola 6.52 6.27
11 Sierra Leone 6.08 6.01
12 Republic of the Congo 5.06 5.99
13 Liberia 6.43 5.94
14 Mauritania 6.92 5.78
15 Guinea 5.46 5.75
16 Malawi 5.33 5.74
17 Oman 6.08 5.70
Mayotte (France) 6.33 5.69
Gaza Strip 6.55 5.64
18 Chad 6.63 5.56
19 Sao Tome and Principe 6.08 5.53
20 Nigeria 5.66 5.45
21 Rwanda 5.07 5.37
22 Zambia 5.62 5.31
23 Mozambique 4.93 5.29
24 Madagascar 5.84 5.24
25 Djibouti 5.80 5.23
26 The Gambia 5.76 5.21
27 Ethiopia 7.07 5.10
28 Benin 6.32 5.08
29 Senegal 5.21 5.00
30 Comoros 5.38 4.97
31 Eritrea 5.93 4.96
32 Togo 5.50 4.90
33 Haiti 4.50 4.86
34 Kenya 3.66 4.82
35 Guinea-Bissau 5.27 4.79
36 Maldives 5.62 4.78
37 Tanzania 5.51 4.77
38 Gabon 3.73 4.71
39 Sudan 5.47 4.69
40 Bhutan 5.13 4.67
41 Laos 5.21 4.59
42 Cameroon 4.88 4.49
43 Equatorial Guinea 4.94 4.48
44 Côte d'Ivoire 5.80 4.43
45 Central African Republic 4.95 4.32
46 Samoa 3.50 4.21
West Bank 5.02 4.17
47 Kiribati 4.40 4.12
48 Iraq 4.87 4.07
49 Nepal 4.68 4.01
50 Saudi Arabia 6.30 3.94
51 Ghana 3.95 3.89
52 Paraguay 4.16 3.84
53 Papua New Guinea 4.38 3.79
54 Solomon Islands 4.80 3.78
55 Marshall Islands 6.61 3.76
56 Pakistan 4.56 3.71
57 Guatemala 4.66 3.70
58 Belize 4.14 3.52
59 Honduras 4.26 3.48
60 East Timor 3.45
61 Swaziland 5.87 3.43
62 Syria 4.06 3.31
63 Cape Verde 4.19 3.28
64 Lesotho 4.15 3.21
" Libya 3.71 3.21
66 Turkmenistan 3.63 3.13
67 Cambodia 4.82 3.12
68 Bangladesh 2.85 3.09
" Tajikistan 4.35 3.09
70 El Salvador 3.38 3.08
" Zimbabwe 3.34 3.08
American Samoa (US) 3.60 3.07
72 Federated States of Micronesia 3.83 3.07
73 Philippines 3.48 3.05
74 Nauru 3.71 3.02
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 3.25 3.02
75 Malaysia 3.29 3.01
76 Tuvalu 3.11 2.96
77 Namibia 4.89 2.94
78 Uzbekistan 3.09 2.88
79 Kuwait 3.26 2.86
80 Israel 2.92 2.84 1
81 Dominican Republic 3.00 2.81
" India 3.11 2.81
83 Egypt 3.15 2.77
84 Bolivia 3.66 2.76
85 Qatar 3.25 2.75
" Tonga 3.20 2.75
87 Botswana 3.80 2.73
88 Fiji 2.89 2.70
89 Nicaragua 3.27 2.69
90 Kyrgyzstan 3.22 2.68
91 Panama 2.32 2.66
92 Ecuador 3.18 2.63
" Vanuatu 3.29 2.63
94 Morocco 3.13 2.62
World 2.80 2.59
95 Bahrain 2.82 2.57
" Guam (US) 3.96 2.57
96 Jordan 3.44 2.55
96 Venezuela 2.51 2.55
97 Colombia 2.69 2.51
98 Peru 3.04 2.46
" Palau 2.47 2.46
100 United Arab Emirates 3.29 2.43
Greenland (Denmark) 2.45 2.40
101 Mexico 2.67 2.39
102 Indonesia 2.61 2.38
103 Jamaica 2.11 2.36
104 Grenada 2.42 2.30
105 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.43 2.29
106 Mongolia 2.40 2.25
New Caledonia (France) 2.52 2.25
107 Antigua and Barbuda 1.92 2.23
108 Costa Rica 2.52 2.21
109 South Africa 2.47 2.16
United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.27 2.16
110 The Bahamas 2.33 2.15
Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.32 2.15
111 Saint Lucia 2.42 2.15
112 Argentina 2.47 2.13
113 Dominica 2.05 2.12
114 United States 2.06 2.09
115 Iceland 2.08 2.07 1
116 Azerbaijan 2.19 2.05
117 Sri Lanka 1.98 2.05
" North Korea 2.30 2.05
119 Guyana 2.11 2.04
120 Albania 2.37 2.03
" Suriname 2.50 2.03
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 2.14 2.00
Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 2.09 1.99
French Polynesia (France) 2.28 1.98
122 France 1.89 1.98
123 Brunei 2.47 1.97
" Chile 2.20 1.97
" Uruguay 2.37 1.97
126 Burma 2.37 1.95
127 Mauritius 2.02 1.94
128 Norway 1.85 1.90 1
Cayman Islands (UK) 2.05 1.89
129 Turkey 2.16 1.89
" Kazakhstan 2.03 1.89
" Vietnam 2.53 1.89
Bermuda (UK) 1.68 1.88
132 Lebanon 2.08 1.88
" Brazil 2.13 1.88
134 United Kingdom 1.63 1.87[1]
135 Algeria 2.80 1.86
" Ireland 1.91 1.86
Aruba (Netherlands) 1.80 1.85
137 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.11 1.81
" Australia 1.79 1.81 1
139 Cyprus 1.95 1.80
140 New Zealand 1.80 1.79
141 Luxembourg 1.70 1.78
Montserrat (UK) 1.85 1.77
Puerto Rico (US) 1.90 1.77
142 People's Republic of China (mainland only) 1.82 1.75 or 1.32,1.22[1]
" Monaco 1.76 1.75
144 Denmark 1.73 1.74
" Trinidad and Tobago 1.83 1.74
" Seychelles 1.85 1.74
147 Finland 1.70 1.73
" Tunisia 2.04 1.73
Anguilla (UK) 1.80 1.72
British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.72 1.72
149 Iran 2.20 1.71
150 Serbia 1.70 1.69
151 Netherlands 1.64 1.66
152 Sweden 1.53 1.66
153 Barbados 1.70 1.65
Isle of Man (UK) 1.64 1.65
Gibraltar (UK) 2.15 1.65
154 Belgium 1.61 1.64
155 Thailand 1.88 1.64
156 Cuba 1.60 1.60
Jersey (UK) 1.56 1.58
157 Macedonia 1.82 1.57
Saint Helena (UK) 1.53 1.55
158 Canada 1.51 1.53 1
159 Liechtenstein 1.49 1.51
160 Malta 1.92 1.51
European Union 1.50
161 Portugal 1.47 1.48
162 Switzerland 1.47 1.44
163 Georgia 1.41 1.42
164 Estonia 1.19 1.41
" Croatia 1.94 1.41
Guernsey (UK) 1.35 1.40
166 Germany 1.38 1.40
167 Bulgaria 1.13 1.39
" Russia 1.25 1.39
169 Romania 1.35 1.38
170 Austria 1.39 1.37
171 Greece 1.33 1.35
172 Armenia 1.47 1.34
" San Marino 1.29 1.34
174 Hungary 1.25 1.33
" Slovakia 1.25 1.33
176 Andorra 1.25 1.31
177 Italy 1.18 1.29
" Spain 1.15 1.29
179 South Korea 1.72 1.28
" Latvia 1.13 1.28
181 Poland 1.38 1.26
" Slovenia 1.28 1.26
183 Moldova 1.63 1.25
184 Ukraine 1.26 1.24
185 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.71 1.23
" Japan 1.41 1.23
187 Belarus 1.25 1.22
" Czech Republic 1.18 1.22
Northern Mariana Islands (US) 1.76 1.21
189 Lithuania 1.34 1.21
190 Republic of China (Taiwan) 1.76 1.12
191 Singapore 1.16 1.07
Macau (PRC) 1.30 1.03
Hong Kong (PRC) 1.27 0.98
Note: the only recognized and independent country that is missing from this list is Vatican City.

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References

  1. ^ http://txspace.tamu.edu/bitstream/1969.1/3892/1/etd-tamu-2005A-SOCI-Terrell.pdf

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Total Fertility Rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (799 words)
The total fertility rate (TFR, also called fertility rate or total period fertility rate (TPFR)) of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if she were to experience the current age-specific fertility rates through her lifetime.
The TFR is therefore a measure of the fertility of an imaginary woman who passes through her reproductive life and is subject to all the age-specific fertility rates for ages 15-49 that were recorded for a given population in a given year.
A more accurate fertility measure is the Net Reproduction Rate (NRR) which measures the number of daughters a woman would have in her lifetime if she were subject to prevailing fertility rates in the given year, and also takes into account prevailing mortality rates in that year.
NOVA Online | Teachers | Classroom Activity | World in the Balance | PBS (1757 words)
A leader of a low-growth rate country might be concerned with having enough workers to sustain a strong economy and support the nation's seniors; a leader of a high-growth rate country might be concerned with providing adequate services—such as education, health care, and jobs—for a large population.
Countries with relatively high population growth may have high fertility rates and high female illiteracy rates (as in the case of Chad).
Various factors influence birthrates and fertility rates, such as average levels of affluence and education, importance of children in the labor force, education and employment of women, infant mortality rates, cost of raising children, availability and reliability of birth control methods, and religious beliefs and cultural norms that influence personal decisions about family size.
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