* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Fertility rate, births per woman, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 192 countries was 2.55 births per woman. The highest value was in Niger: 6.82 births per woman and the lowest value was in Hong Kong: 0.77 births per woman. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: births per woman; Source: The World Bank
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Fertility rate, 2021 Global rank Available data
Niger 6.82 1 1960 - 2021
Somalia 6.31 2 1960 - 2021
Chad 6.26 3 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 6.16 4 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 5.98 5 1960 - 2021
Mali 5.96 6 1960 - 2021
Angola 5.3 7 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 5.24 8 1960 - 2021
Burundi 5.08 9 1960 - 2021
Benin 4.97 10 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 4.77 11 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 4.73 12 1960 - 2021
Gambia 4.68 13 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 4.64 14 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 4.64 15 1960 - 2021
Uganda 4.59 16 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 4.46 17 1960 - 2021
Sudan 4.46 18 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 4.42 19 1960 - 2021
Guinea 4.4 20 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 4.4 21 1960 - 2021
Senegal 4.39 22 1960 - 2021
Zambia 4.31 23 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 4.27 24 1960 - 2021
Togo 4.26 25 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 4.17 26 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 4.16 27 1960 - 2021
Liberia 4.09 28 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 4.01 29 1960 - 2021
Comoros 3.98 30 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 3.98 31 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 3.98 32 1960 - 2021
Samoa 3.93 33 1960 - 2021
Malawi 3.92 34 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 3.87 35 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 3.85 36 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 3.82 37 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 3.82 38 1960 - 2021
Yemen 3.8 39 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 3.73 40 1960 - 2021
Ghana 3.56 41 1960 - 2021
Iraq 3.5 42 1960 - 2021
Palestine 3.5 43 1990 - 2021
Gabon 3.49 44 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 3.49 45 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 3.47 46 1960 - 2021
Kenya 3.34 47 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 3.32 48 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 3.3 49 1960 - 2021
Namibia 3.3 50 1960 - 2021
Tonga 3.24 51 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 3.21 52 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 3.19 53 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 3.17 54 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 3.16 55 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 3.02 56 1960 - 2021
Israel 3 57 1960 - 2021
Egypt 2.92 58 1960 - 2021
Algeria 2.89 59 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 2.89 60 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 2.84 61 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 2.84 62 1960 - 2021
Jordan 2.83 63 1960 - 2021
Haiti 2.81 64 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 2.8 65 1960 - 2021
Botswana 2.79 66 1960 - 2021
Philippines 2.75 67 1960 - 2021
Syria 2.75 68 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 2.71 69 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 2.67 70 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 2.62 71 1960 - 2021
Oman 2.62 72 1960 - 2021
Laos 2.5 73 1960 - 2021
Fiji 2.47 74 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 2.47 75 1960 - 2021
Libya 2.46 76 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 2.46 77 1976 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 2.43 78 1960 - 2021
Guyana 2.4 79 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 2.39 80 1960 - 2021
South Africa 2.37 81 1960 - 2021
Honduras 2.36 82 1960 - 2021
Suriname 2.35 83 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 2.34 84 1960 - 2021
Morocco 2.33 85 1960 - 2021
Panama 2.33 86 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 2.32 87 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 2.29 88 1970 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 2.27 89 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 2.21 90 1960 - 2021
Peru 2.19 91 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 2.17 92 1960 - 2021
Burma 2.15 93 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 2.11 94 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 2.09 95 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 2.09 96 1960 - 2021
Georgia 2.08 97 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 2.03 98 1960 - 2021
India 2.03 99 1960 - 2021
Nepal 2.03 100 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 2.02 101 1960 - 2021
Belize 2.01 102 1960 - 2021
Grenada 2 103 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 1.99 104 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 1.98 105 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 1.94 106 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 1.9 107 1960 - 2021
Turkey 1.89 108 1960 - 2021
Argentina 1.88 109 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 1.85 110 1960 - 2021
Czechia 1.83 111 1960 - 2021
France 1.83 112 1960 - 2021
Iceland 1.82 113 1960 - 2021
Mexico 1.82 114 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 1.81 115 1960 - 2021
Moldova 1.81 116 1960 - 2021
North Korea 1.81 117 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 1.8 118 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 1.8 119 1960 - 2021
Qatar 1.8 120 1960 - 2021
Romania 1.8 121 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 1.8 122 1960 - 2021
Brunei 1.78 123 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 1.75 124 1960 - 2021
Colombia 1.72 125 1960 - 2021
Denmark 1.72 126 1960 - 2021
Ireland 1.72 127 1960 - 2021
Australia 1.7 128 1960 - 2021
Iran 1.69 129 1960 - 2021
Maldives 1.69 130 1960 - 2021
Sweden 1.67 131 1960 - 2021
USA 1.66 132 1960 - 2021
Brazil 1.64 133 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 1.64 134 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 1.64 135 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 1.64 136 1960 - 2021
Barbados 1.63 137 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 1.63 138 1960 - 2021
Croatia 1.62 139 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 1.62 140 1960 - 2021
Estonia 1.61 141 1960 - 2021
Belgium 1.6 142 1960 - 2021
Dominica 1.6 143 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 1.6 144 1960 - 2021
Hungary 1.59 145 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 1.58 146 1960 - 2021
Armenia 1.58 147 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 1.58 148 1960 - 2021
Germany 1.58 149 1960 - 2021
Latvia 1.57 150 1960 - 2021
UK 1.56 151 1960 - 2021
Norway 1.55 152 1960 - 2021
Chile 1.54 153 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 1.53 154 1960 - 2021
Liechtenstein 1.53 155 2000 - 2021
Azerbaijan 1.52 156 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 1.52 157 1960 - 2021
Russia 1.49 158 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 1.49 159 1960 - 2021
Austria 1.48 160 1960 - 2021
Belarus 1.48 161 1960 - 2021
Serbia 1.48 162 1960 - 2021
Finland 1.46 163 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 1.46 164 1960 - 2021
Canada 1.43 165 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 1.41 166 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 1.41 167 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 1.4 168 1960 - 2021
Albania 1.39 169 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 1.39 170 1960 - 2021
Greece 1.39 171 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 1.38 172 1960 - 2021
Portugal 1.38 173 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 1.35 174 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 1.35 175 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 1.34 176 1960 - 2021
Poland 1.33 177 1960 - 2021
Thailand 1.33 178 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 1.32 179 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 1.3 180 1960 - 2021
Japan 1.3 181 1960 - 2021
Italy 1.25 182 1960 - 2021
Spain 1.19 183 1960 - 2021
Aruba 1.18 184 1960 - 2021
China 1.16 185 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 1.16 186 1960 - 2021
Malta 1.14 187 1960 - 2021
Singapore 1.12 188 1960 - 2021
Macao 1.09 189 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0.91 190 1960 - 2021
South Korea 0.81 191 1960 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.77 192 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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