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This entry gives a figure for the average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their childbearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate (TFR) is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman. This indicator shows the potential for population change in the country. A rate of two children per woman is considered the replacement rate for a population, resulting in relative stability in terms of total numbers. Rates above two children indicate populations growing in size and whose median age is declining. Higher rates may also indicate difficulties for families, in some situations, to feed and educate their children and for women to enter the labor force. Rates below two children indicate populations decreasing in size and growing older. Global fertility rates are in general decline and this trend is most pronounced in industrialized countries, especially Western Europe, where populations are projected to decline dramatically over the next 50 years.
Country Comparison to the World
Country
Total fertility rate(children born/woman)
Afghanistan 5.43 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Albania 1.5 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Algeria 2.78 children born/woman (2014 est.)
American Samoa 2.98 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Andorra 1.38 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Angola 5.43 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Anguilla 1.75 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 2.03 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Argentina 2.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Armenia 1.64 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Aruba 1.84 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Australia 1.77 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Austria 1.43 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 1.91 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bahamas, The 1.97 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bahrain 1.81 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bangladesh 2.45 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Barbados 1.68 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Belarus 1.47 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Belgium 1.65 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Belize 3.02 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Benin 5.04 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bermuda 1.95 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bhutan 2.02 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bolivia 2.8 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.26 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Botswana 2.37 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Brazil 1.79 children born/woman (2014 est.)
British Virgin Islands 1.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Brunei 1.82 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Bulgaria 1.44 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso 5.93 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Burma 2.18 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Burundi 6.14 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde 2.34 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Cambodia 2.66 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Cameroon 4.82 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Canada 1.59 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Cayman Islands 1.86 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Central African Republic 4.46 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Chad 4.68 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Chile 1.84 children born/woman (2014 est.)
China 1.55 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Christmas Island NA (2014 est.)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA (2014 est.)
Colombia 2.07 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Comoros 3.76 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.8 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 4.73 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Cook Islands 2.27 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Costa Rica 1.91 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 3.63 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Croatia 1.45 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Cuba 1.46 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Curacao 2.09 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Cyprus 1.46 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Czech Republic 1.43 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Denmark 1.73 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Djibouti 2.47 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Dominica 2.05 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Dominican Republic 2.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Ecuador 2.29 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Egypt 2.87 children born/woman (2014 est.)
El Salvador 1.95 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 4.66 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Eritrea 4.14 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Estonia 1.46 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Ethiopia 5.23 children born/woman (2014 est.)
European Union 1.59 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA
Faroe Islands 2.38 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Fiji 2.51 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Finland 1.73 children born/woman (2014 est.)
France 2.08 children born/woman (2014 est.)
French Polynesia 1.95 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Gabon 4.49 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Gambia, The 3.85 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Gaza Strip 4.24 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Georgia 1.77 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Germany 1.43 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Ghana 4.09 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Gibraltar 1.92 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Greece 1.41 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Greenland 2.06 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Grenada 2.09 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Guam 2.38 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Guatemala 2.99 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Guernsey 1.55 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Guinea 4.93 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 4.3 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Guyana 2.14 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Haiti 2.79 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Honduras 2.86 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Hong Kong 1.17 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Hungary 1.42 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Iceland 1.88 children born/woman (2014 est.)
India 2.51 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Indonesia 2.18 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Iran 1.85 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Iraq 3.41 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Ireland 2 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Isle of Man 1.94 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Israel 2.62 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Italy 1.42 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Jamaica 2.05 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Japan 1.4 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Jersey 1.66 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Jordan 3.16 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan 2.34 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Kenya 3.54 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Kiribati 2.56 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Korea, North 1.98 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Korea, South 1.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Kuwait 2.53 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.68 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Laos 2.9 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Latvia 1.35 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Lebanon 1.74 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Lesotho 2.78 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Liberia 4.81 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Libya 2.07 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Liechtenstein 1.69 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Lithuania 1.29 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Luxembourg 1.77 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Macau 0.93 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Macedonia 1.59 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Madagascar 4.28 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Malawi 5.66 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Malaysia 2.58 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Maldives 1.76 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Mali 6.16 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Malta 1.54 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands 3.22 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Mauritania 4.07 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Mauritius 1.77 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Mexico 2.29 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 2.55 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Moldova 1.56 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Monaco 1.52 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Mongolia 2.22 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Montserrat 1.29 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Morocco 2.15 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Mozambique 5.27 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Namibia 2.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Nauru 2.93 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Nepal 2.3 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Netherlands 1.78 children born/woman (2014 est.)
New Caledonia 1.99 children born/woman (2014 est.)
New Zealand 2.05 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Nicaragua 1.99 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Niger 6.89 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Nigeria 5.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Niue NA (2014 est.)
Norfolk Island NA (2014 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 2.01 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Norway 1.86 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Oman 2.86 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Pakistan 2.86 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Palau 1.71 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Panama 2.38 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea 3.24 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Paraguay 1.96 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Peru 2.22 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Philippines 3.06 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Pitcairn Islands NA (2014 est.)
Poland 1.33 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Portugal 1.52 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.64 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Qatar 1.92 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Romania 1.32 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Russia 1.61 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Rwanda 4.62 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 1.58 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.78 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Saint Lucia 1.77 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1.56 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.84 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Samoa 2.94 children born/woman (2014 est.)
San Marino 1.49 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 4.67 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia 2.17 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Senegal 4.52 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Serbia 1.42 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Seychelles 1.88 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Sierra Leone 4.83 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Singapore 0.8 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Sint Maarten 2.09 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Slovakia 1.39 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Slovenia 1.33 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands 3.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Somalia 6.08 children born/woman (2014 est.)
South Africa 2.23 children born/woman (2014 est.)
South Sudan 5.43 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Spain 1.48 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka 2.13 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Sudan 3.92 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Suriname 2.01 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Svalbard NA (2014 est.)
Swaziland 2.88 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Sweden 1.88 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Switzerland 1.54 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Syria 2.68 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Taiwan 1.11 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Tajikistan 2.76 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Tanzania 4.95 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Thailand 1.5 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste 5.11 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Togo 4.53 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Tokelau NA (2014 est.)
Tonga 3.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 1.71 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Tunisia 2 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Turkey 2.08 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.1 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 1.7 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Tuvalu 3.03 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Uganda 5.97 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Ukraine 1.3 children born/woman (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates 2.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
United Kingdom 1.9 children born/woman (2014 est.)
United States 2.01 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Uruguay 1.84 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan 1.8 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Vanuatu 3.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Venezuela 2.35 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Vietnam 1.85 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands 1.75 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 1.76 children born/woman (2014 est.)
West Bank 2.83 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Western Sahara 4.07 children born/woman (2014 est.)
World 2.45 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Yemen 4.09 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Zambia 5.76 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe 3.56 children born/woman (2014 est.)
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