Fertility Rates In the World - 2010

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Total Fertility Rate (TFR)

The total fertility rate of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and if the likelihood of her giving birth to children is in accordance with the current age-specific fertility rates.

In the last few decades there have been significant decrease in the fertility rates worldwide.

In 2010 TFRs were well below the replacement rate in most countries, but exceeded two children per woman in Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand and Turkey.

Number of children per woman has decreased almost in all countries except in Denmark, Finland, Hungary, and the United States.

In developed countries fertility rate is very low due to greater wealth, education, and urbanization. On other hand it is very high in undeveloped countries because families desire children for their labor and as caregivers for their parents in old age.

World historical TFR (19502015)

Years TFR
19501955 4.95
19551960 4.89
19601965 4.91
19651970 4.85
19701975 4.45
19751980 3.84
19801985 3.59
19851990 3.39
19901995 3.04
19952000 2.79
20002005 2.62
20052010 2.52
20102015 2.36
World TFR 1950-2010


Country Comparison to the World

Country name

Total Fertility Rate (TFR)

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Afghanistan

6.7

6.6

6.4

6.3

5.64

Albania

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.5

1.48

Algeria

2.4

2.3

2.3

2.3

1.74

American Samoa

3.1

Andorra

1.2

1.3

1.2

1.2

1.36

Angola

5.9

5.7

5.6

5.4

5.54

Antigua and Barbuda

2.05

Argentina

2.3

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.29

Armenia

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.38

Aruba

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.84

Australia

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.77

Austria

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.41

Azerbaijan

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

1.92

Bahamas, The

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.98

Bahrain

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.5

1.86

Bangladesh

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.55

Barbados

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.68

Belarus

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.27

Belgium

1.8

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.65

Belize

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.8

3.15

Benin

5.5

5.4

5.4

5.3

5.22

Bermuda

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.97

Bhutan

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.13

Bolivia

3.6

3.5

3.4

3.3

2.93

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.1

1.28

Botswana

2.9

2.9

2.8

2.8

2.46

Brazil

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.8

2.16

Brunei Darussalam

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.0

1.85

Bulgaria

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.5

1.43

Burkina Faso

6.0

5.9

5.9

5.9

6.07

Burundi

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.3

6.08

Cambodia

2.8

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.78

Cameroon

4.7

4.6

4.6

4.5

4.09

Canada

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.59

Cape Verde

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.44

Cayman Islands

1.87

Central African Republic

4.9

4.8

4.7

4.6

4.57

Chad

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.0

4.93

Chile

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.87

China

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.55

Colombia

2.5

2.4

2.4

2.1

2.12

Comoros

5.1

5.1

5.0

4.9

4.09

Congo, Dem. Rep.

6.2

6.0

5.9

5.8

5.09

Congo, Rep.

4.7

4.6

4.6

4.5

5.59

Costa Rica

2.0

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.92

Cote d'Ivoire

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.4

3.82

Croatia

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.44

Cuba

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.45

Curacao

2.1

Cyprus

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.45

Czech Republic

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.27

Denmark

1.8

1.9

1.8

1.9

1.74

Djibouti

4.0

3.9

3.8

3.8

2.63

Dominica

2.06

Dominican Republic

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.6

2.41

Ecuador

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.5

2.38

Egypt, Arab Rep.

2.9

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.94

El Salvador

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.04

Equatorial Guinea

5.4

5.3

5.3

5.2

4.83

Eritrea

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.5

4.37

Estonia

1.6

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.44

Ethiopia

4.7

4.5

4.4

4.2

5.97

Faeroe Islands

2.4

Fiji

2.8

2.7

2.7

2.7

2.58

Finland

1.8

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.73

France

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.08

French Polynesia

2.2

2.1

2.1

2.1

2

Gabon

3.4

3.3

3.3

3.3

4.56

Gambia, The

5.1

5.1

5.0

4.9

4.1

Georgia

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.46

Germany

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.41

Ghana

4.4

4.3

4.2

4.2

3.39

Greece

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.4

1.39

Greenland

2.2

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.11

Grenada

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.15

Guam

2.6

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.45

Guatemala

4.2

4.1

4.1

4.0

3.18

Guinea

5.5

5.4

5.3

5.2

5.04

Guinea-Bissau

5.3

5.2

5.1

5.1

4.44

Guyana

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.27

Haiti

3.6

3.5

3.4

3.3

2.98

Honduras

3.3

3.3

3.2

3.1

3.01

Hong Kong SAR, China

1.0

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.09

Hungary

1.3

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.41

Iceland

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

1.89

India

2.7

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.58

Indonesia

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.1

2.23

Iran, Islamic Rep.

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.87

Iraq

4.9

4.8

4.8

4.7

3.58

Ireland

2.0

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.01

Isle of Man

1.96

Israel

2.9

3.0

3.0

3.0

2.67

Italy

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

Jamaica

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.12

Japan

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.39

Jordan

3.8

3.8

3.8

3.8

3.36

Kazakhstan

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.6

2.41

Kenya

4.8

4.8

4.8

4.7

3.98

Kiribati

2.71

Korea, Dem. Rep.

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.01

Korea, Rep.

1.3

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.23

Kosovo

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.3

Kuwait

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.6

Kyrgyz Republic

2.8

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.73

Lao PDR

3.1

2.9

2.8

2.7

Latvia

1.4

1.4

1.3

1.2

1.33

Lebanon

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.76

Lesotho

3.4

3.3

3.3

3.2

2.89

Liberia

5.4

5.4

5.3

5.2

5.02

Libya

2.8

2.7

2.6

2.6

2.9

Liechtenstein

1.4

1.4

1.7

1.4

1.69

Lithuania

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.6

1.27

Luxembourg

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.77

Macao SAR, China

1.0

1.0

1.1

1.1

Macedonia, FYR

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.59

Madagascar

4.9

4.8

4.7

4.7

4.96

Malawi

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.35

Malaysia

2.7

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.64

Maldives

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.79

Mali

6.5

6.4

6.4

6.3

6.35

Malta

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.53

Marshall Islands

4.5

3.37

Mauritania

4.7

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.22

Mauritius

1.7

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.78

Mayotte

4.3

4.3

4.3

4.3

Mexico

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.27

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

3.7

3.6

3.5

3.5

2.68

Moldova

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.55

Monaco

1.51

Mongolia

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.19

Montenegro

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

Morocco

2.4

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.19

Mozambique

5.2

5.1

5.0

4.9

5.4

Myanmar

2.1

2.1

2.0

2.0

Namibia

3.4

3.4

3.3

3.2

2.41

Nepal

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.7

2.41

Netherlands

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.78

New Caledonia

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.04

New Zealand

2.1

2.2

2.1

2.2

2.07

Nicaragua

2.8

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.08

Niger

7.2

7.2

7.1

7.1

7.52

Nigeria

5.6

5.6

5.6

5.5

5.38

Northern Mariana Islands

2.09

Norway

1.9

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.77

Oman

2.5

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.87

Pakistan

3.6

3.6

3.5

3.4

3.07

Palau

1.72

Panama

2.6

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.43

Papua New Guinea

4.1

4.1

4.0

4.0

3.39

Paraguay

3.1

3.1

3.0

3.0

2.06

Peru

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.5

2.29

Philippines

3.3

3.3

3.2

3.1

3.15

Poland

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.31

Portugal

1.3

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.51

Puerto Rico

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.63

Qatar

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.3

1.93

Romania

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.3

Russian Federation

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.43

Rwanda

5.4

5.4

5.4

5.4

4.81

Samoa

4.0

4.0

3.9

3.9

3.13

San Marino

1.48

Sao Tome and Principe

3.9

3.8

3.7

3.7

4.94

Saudi Arabia

3.0

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.26

Senegal

5.1

5.0

4.9

4.8

4.69

Serbia

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

Seychelles

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

1.9

Sierra Leone

5.3

5.2

5.1

5.0

4.9

Singapore

1.3

1.3

1.2

1.2

0.78

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

1.7

Slovak Republic

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.38

Slovenia

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.31

Solomon Islands

4.4

4.4

4.3

4.2

3.51

Somalia

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.3

6.26

South Africa

2.6

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.28

South Sudan

3.9

Spain

1.4

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.48

Sri Lanka

2.4

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.17

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

St. Martin (French part)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

Sudan

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.4

4.17

Suriname

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.08

Swaziland

3.6

3.5

3.4

3.4

3.03

Sweden

1.9

1.9

1.9

2.0

1.67

Switzerland

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.47

Syrian Arab Republic

3.1

3.1

3.0

2.9

2.85

Tajikistan

3.5

3.4

3.4

3.3

2.85

Tanzania

5.6

5.6

5.6

5.5

4.02

Thailand

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.66

Timor-Leste

5.7

5.7

5.7

5.6

3.06

Togo

4.4

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.64

Tonga

4.1

4.0

4.0

3.9

3.55

Trinidad and Tobago

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.72

Tunisia

2.0

2.1

2.1

2.0

2.02

Turkey

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.13

Turkmenistan

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.4

2.14

Turks and Caicos Islands

1.7

Tuvalu

3.08

Uganda

6.4

6.3

6.2

6.1

6.65

Ukraine

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.4

1.29

United Arab Emirates

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.7

2.38

United Kingdom

1.9

2.0

1.9

1.9

1.91

United States

2.1

2.1

2.0

2.1

2.06

Uruguay

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.87

Uzbekistan

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.5

1.86

Vanuatu

4.0

4.0

3.9

3.9

2.35

Venezuela, RB

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.5

2.4

Vietnam

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.89

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.78

West Bank and Gaza

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.5

2.98

Yemen, Rep.

5.5

5.4

5.3

5.2

4.45

Zambia

6.2

6.2

6.2

6.3

5.9

Zimbabwe

3.5

3.4

3.4

3.3

3.61

Source: CIA - world factbook.

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