Statistics - World Fertility

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Introduction

This table lists countries fertility (number of children/woman) from highest population to lowest (2011 est.), data is based on statistics from population censuses and other sources. In a relationship of two people, 2 children/woman approximately replaces the existing population.

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World fertility by country
Rank Country Children Born/Woman
1 Niger 7.6
2 Uganda 6.69
3 Mali 6.44
4 Somalia 6.35
5 Burundi 6.16
6 Burkina Faso 6.14
7 Ethiopia 6.02
8 Zambia 5.98
9 Angola 5.97
10 Congo, Republic of the 5.68
11 Mozambique 5.46
12 Malawi 5.43
13 Afghanistan 5.39
14 Benin 5.31
15 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 5.24
16 Liberia 5.13
17 Guinea 5.1
18 Sao Tome and Principe 5.08
19 Chad 5.05
20 Madagascar 5.02
21 Sierra Leone 4.94
22 Equatorial Guinea 4.91
23 Rwanda 4.9
24 Sudan 4.84
25 Senegal 4.78
26 Gaza Strip 4.74
27 Nigeria 4.73
28 Comoros 4.72
29 Togo 4.69
30 Yemen 4.63
31 Central African Republic 4.63
32 Gabon 4.59
33 Guinea-Bissau 4.51
34 Eritrea 4.48
35 Mauritania 4.3
36 Western Sahara 4.3
37 Gambia, The 4.23
38 Kenya 4.19
39 Cameroon 4.17
40 Tanzania 4.16
41 Cote d'Ivoire 3.92
42 Iraq 3.67
43 Tonga 3.65
44 Zimbabwe 3.63
45 Solomon Islands 3.59
46 Ghana 3.48
47 Papua New Guinea 3.46
48 Marshall Islands 3.44
49 Jordan 3.39
50 Guatemala 3.27
51 Samoa 3.22
52 Belize 3.21
53 Philippines 3.19
54 Pakistan 3.17
55 American Samoa 3.16
56 Laos 3.14
57 Timor-Leste 3.13
58 Tuvalu 3.11
59 Swaziland 3.11
60 Honduras 3.09
61 Nauru 3.08
62 Haiti 3.07
63 West Bank 3.05
64 Bolivia 3
65 Egypt 2.97
66 Libya 2.96
67 Syria 2.94
68 Lesotho 2.94
69 Tajikistan 2.89
70 Oman 2.87
71 Cambodia 2.84
72 Kiribati 2.78
73 Micronesia, Federated States of 2.74
74 Djibouti 2.71
75 Israel 2.7
76 Malaysia 2.67
77 Kuwait 2.64
78 Kyrgyzstan 2.63
79 India 2.62
80 Fiji 2.61
81 Bangladesh 2.6
82 Botswana 2.5
83 Namibia 2.49
84 Cape Verde 2.49
85 Nepal 2.47
86 World 2.46
87 Panama 2.45
88 Dominican Republic 2.44
89 Qatar 2.43
90 Faroe Islands 2.42
91 Ecuador 2.42
92 Venezuela 2.42
93 United Arab Emirates 2.4
94 Vanuatu 2.39
95 Cook Islands 2.39
96 Guyana 2.34
97 Peru 2.32
98 Argentina 2.31
99 Saudi Arabia 2.31
100 South Africa 2.3
101 Mexico 2.29
102 Burma 2.26
103 Indonesia 2.25
104 Mongolia 2.21
105 Morocco 2.21
106 Sri Lanka 2.2
107 Bhutan 2.2
108 Grenada 2.18
109 Brazil 2.18
110 Jamaica 2.17
111 Turkmenistan 2.16
112 Colombia 2.15
113 Turkey 2.15
114 Northern Mariana Islands 2.13
115 Greenland 2.13
116 Nicaragua 2.12
117 Paraguay 2.11
118 Curacao 2.1
119 New Zealand 2.08
120 El Salvador 2.08
121 New Caledonia 2.07
122 Dominica 2.07
123 United States 2.06
124 Antigua and Barbuda 2.05
125 Tunisia 2.03
126 Korea, North 2.02
127 Ireland 2.02
128 Azerbaijan 2.02
129 Bahamas, The 1.99
130 Bermuda 1.97
131 Isle of Man 1.96
132 Gibraltar 1.96
133 France 1.96
134 Suriname 1.95
135 Costa Rica 1.93
136 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.92
137 Vietnam 1.91
138 Seychelles 1.91
139 United Kingdom 1.91
140 Uruguay 1.89
141 Uzbekistan 1.89
142 Iceland 1.89
143 Bahrain 1.88
144 Chile 1.88
145 Iran 1.88
146 Cayman Islands 1.87
147 Kazakhstan 1.87
148 French Polynesia 1.87
149 Brunei 1.86
150 Aruba 1.84
151 Wallis and Futuna 1.81
152 Maldives 1.81
153 Saint Lucia 1.81
154 Virgin Islands 1.8
155 Mauritius 1.79
156 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.79
157 Australia 1.78
158 Lebanon 1.77
159 Luxembourg 1.77
160 Norway 1.77
161 Anguilla 1.75
162 Algeria 1.75
163 Denmark 1.74
164 Palau 1.73
165 Finland 1.73
166 Trinidad and Tobago 1.72
167 British Virgin Islands 1.71
168 Sint Maarten 1.7
169 Turks and Caicos Islands 1.7
170 Barbados 1.68
171 Sweden 1.67
172 Thailand 1.66
173 Jersey 1.66
174 Netherlands 1.66
175 Belgium 1.65
176 Puerto Rico 1.62
177 Macedonia 1.58
178 Canada 1.58
179 Saint Helena, Ascension,
and Tristan da Cunha
1.57
180 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1.55
181 Guernsey 1.54
182 China 1.54
183 Liechtenstein 1.53
184 Malta 1.52
185 Portugal 1.5
186 Monaco 1.5
187 Albania 1.48
188 Spain 1.47
189 San Marino 1.47
190 Switzerland 1.46
191 Georgia 1.45
192 Cyprus 1.45
193 Cuba 1.44
194 Estonia 1.44
195 Croatia 1.43
196 Bulgaria 1.42
197 Russia 1.42
198 Germany 1.41
199 Hungary 1.4
200 Austria 1.4
201 Serbia 1.4
202 Italy 1.39
203 Greece 1.38
204 Slovakia 1.37
205 Armenia 1.37
206 Andorra 1.35
207 Latvia 1.32
208 Slovenia 1.3
209 Poland 1.3
210 Moldova 1.29
211 Romania 1.29
212 Ukraine 1.28
213 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.27
214 Czech Republic 1.26
215 Belarus 1.26
216 Montserrat 1.26
217 Lithuania 1.25
218 Korea, South 1.23
219 Japan 1.21
220 Taiwan 1.15
221 Singapore 1.11
222 Hong Kong 1.07
223 Macau 0.92

Data: The World Factbook Raw Data

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