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Revealed: Countries with the Highest Fertility Rates (by Births Per Woman), 2024

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Every country’s population is growing or shrinking at a different rate, even as the world’s daily birth rate continues to exceed the daily death rate. It’s important to understand how quickly a country’s population is growing or shrinking, ranked from most developed to least developed. The fertility rate is one of the key indicators used to quantify this growth.

The fertility rate is simply defined as the average number of children born to women in a given nation who are of reproductive age. The birth rate, which is the number of live births per 1,000 people in a country each year, is closely associated with the fertility rate. The replacement rate of a nation, which determines whether the number of new citizens born each year is greater or less than the number of citizens who pass away each year, is often calculated using the fertility and birth rates. Changes in a country’s population can have a significant impact on its development and economic stability.

Standards for fertility rates: It’s common to make two assumptions to simplify the computation of fertility rates. First, it’s assumed that during a woman’s reproductive years, her fertility will generally follow age-specific fertility trends, which typically peak in her early 30s. Second, it’s assumed that every woman will survive those years of childbirth, which are usually considered to be ages 15 to 44 (or in some cases, ages 15 to 49). The fertility rate isn’t an exact count of the number of children that each woman in a given nation has at any given moment. Instead, it’s the estimated mean number of children that a woman in that nation is expected to have in her lifetime. Another name for this is the “total fertility rate.”

Peaks and valleys in fertility rates: In 2023, the average number of children born per woman worldwide was 2.3118. This rate is almost half of what it was in 1950 when it was 4.7. Generally, countries with higher levels of economic development, such as South Korea, Australia, and most of Europe, have lower fertility rates than less-developed or low-income nations. The decline in the global fertility rate is due to three primary factors: an increase in education among women that leads them to pursue careers before or instead of starting a family. Fewer childhood deaths, and increased access to contraception.

A society needs an average of 2.1 children per woman to maintain its population size, which is known as the population replacement rate. If the fertility rate falls below this level, it can cause a decline in population and an increase in the number of older people. In some countries, especially those that are already overpopulated, lower fertility rates and the resulting population decline can be advantageous because they reduce the strain on social services and infrastructure. However, lower birth rates can also lead to problems such as a shrinking workforce that’s unable to replace the retired population or a shortage of workers contributing to social programs that support the unemployed and retired people, such as Social Security in the US.

Countries with the Highest Fertility Rates (by Births Per Woman), 2024

RankCountryTotal Fertility rate, 2023 (births/woman)
1Niger6.7
2Chad6.1
3DR Congo6.1
4Somalia6.1
5Central African Republic5.8
6Mali5.8
7Angola5.09
8Nigeria5.09
9Burundi4.90
10Benin4.8
11Burkina Faso4.59
12Tanzania4.59
13Gambia4.5
14Mozambique4.5
15Afghanistan4.40
16Uganda4.40
17Cameroon4.3
18Ivory Coast4.3
19Mauritania4.3
20Senegal4.3
21South Sudan4.3
22Sudan4.3
23Guinea4.2
24Zambia4.2
25Equatorial Guinea4.09
26Togo4.09
27Congo4
28Ethiopia4
29Liberia4
30Solomon Islands3.9
31Comoros3.8
32Guinea-Bissau3.8
33Malawi3.8
34Samoa3.8
35Sierra Leone3.8
36Eritrea3.7
37Madagascar3.7
38Rwanda3.7
39São Tomé and Príncipe3.7
40Vanuatu3.7
41Yemen3.6
42Ghana3.5
43Gabon3.4
44Iraq3.4
45Palestine3.4
46Zimbabwe3.4
47Pakistan3.3
48Kenya3.2
49Kiribati3.2
50Namibia3.2
51Tonga3.2
52Papua New Guinea3.1
53Tajikistan3.1
54Tuvalu3.1
55Kazakhstan3
56East Timor3
57Israel2.9
58Kyrgyzstan2.9
59Lesotho2.9
60Algeria2.8
61Egypt2.8
62Eswatini2.8
63Uzbekistan2.8
64Botswana2.7
65Djibouti2.7
66Haiti2.7
67Jordan2.7
68Mongolia2.7
69Philippines2.7
70Syria2.7
71Micronesia2.6
72Turkmenistan2.6
73Bolivia2.5
74Oman2.5
75Fiji2.4
76Laos2.4
77Libya2.4
78Paraguay2.4
79Saudi Arabia2.4
80Cambodia2.29
81Guatemala2.29
82Guyana2.29
83Honduras2.29
84Morocco2.29
85Nicaragua2.29
86Panama2.29
87Seychelles2.29
88South Africa2.29
89Suriname2.29
90Dominican Republic2.20
91Venezuela2.20
92Georgia2.1
93Indonesia2.1
94Kuwait2.1
95Lebanon2.1
96Myanmar(Burma)2.1
97Peru2.1
98Belize2
99Ecuador2
100Grenada2
101India2
102Nepal2
103Sri Lanka2
104Tunisia2
105Argentina1.9
106Bangladesh1.9
107Cape Verde1.9
108Turkey1.9
109Vietnam1.9
110Bahrain1.8
111El Salvador1.8
112France1.8
113Ireland1.8
114Malaysia1.8
115Mexico1.8
116Moldova1.8
117New Zealand1.8
118Qatar1.8
119North Korea1.8
120Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1.8
121Azerbaijan1.7
122Brunei1.7
123Colombia1.7
124Czech Republic1.7
125Denmark1.7
126Estonia1.7
127Iceland1.7
128Iran1.7
129Maldives1.7
130Montenegro1.7
131Sweden1.7
132United States1.7
133Antigua and Barbuda1.6
134Armenia1.6
135Australia1.6
136Barbados1.6
137Belgium1.6
138Brazil1.6
139Bulgaria1.6
140Dominica1.6
141Hungary1.6
142Latvia1.6
143Lithuania1.6
144Netherlands1.6
145Slovakia1.6
146Slovenia1.6
147Trinidad and Tobago1.6
148United Kingdom1.6
149Austria1.5
150Belarus1.5
151Canada1.5
152Chile1.5
153Costa Rica1.5
154Cuba1.5
155Germany1.5
156Norway1.5
157Poland1.5
158Russia1.5
159Saint Kitts and Nevis1.5
160Serbia1.5
161Switzerland1.5
162Uruguay1.5
163Albania1.4
164Bahamas1.4
165Bhutan1.4
166Croatia1.4
167Finland1.4
168Greece1.4
169Luxembourg1.4
170Mauritius1.4
171North Macedonia1.4
172Portugal1.4
173Saint Lucia1.4
174United Arab Emirates1.4
175Bosnia and Herzegovina1.3
176Cyprus1.3
177Italy1.3
178Jamaica1.3
179Japan1.3
180Spain1.3
181Thailand1.3
182Ukraine1.3
183China1.2
184Malta1.2
185Macau (China)1.2
186San Marino1.1
187Singapore1
188South Korea0.9
189Hong Kong0.8

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CEOWORLD magazine - Latest - Special Reports - Revealed: Countries with the Highest Fertility Rates (by Births Per Woman), 2024
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Senior News Editor at CEOWORLD Magazine. I'm a veteran correspondent for the CEOWORLD Magazine. During my career, I've been based in New York, Washington, DC, Brussels and London. Over the years I've written about everything from the debt crisis to Brexit and the rise of populism in Europe. I did a stint in London as the CEOWORLD Magazine's Europe News Editor and Deputy World News Editor. In my current post I try to capture life in a changing banking to finance landscape.