India: Fertility rate

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 India

Fertility rate, births per woman

 Latest value 2.03
 Year 2021
 Measure births per woman
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 4.04
 Min - Max 2.03 - 5.98
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1960 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 4.04 births per woman with a minimum of 2.03 births per woman in 2021 and a maximum of 5.98 births per woman in 1964. The latest value from 2021 is 2.03 births per woman. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 2.55 births per woman. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
India - Fertility rate - recent values

Historical chart
India - Fertility rate - historical chart - 1960-2021




Definition: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.


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