List of countries by birth rate


This article includes three versions of the list of countries by crude birth rate.

Methodology

Crude birth rate refers to the number of births over a given period divided by the person-years lived by the population over that period. It is expressed as number of births per 1,000 population.

The first list is based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "2011 annual statistics".

Lists 236 countries and territories in 2011 crude birth rate.

The second list is based on World Bank Data for the year 2010.[1]

The third list is based on CIA World Factbook estimates for year 2012.[2] Dependent territories and not fully recognized states are not ranked.

Countries

2011 List by the OECD 2010 List by the World Bank 2012 List by the CIA World Factbook
Rank Country Birth rate
(births per year per 1000 persons)
1  Niger 46.0
2  Mali 45.4
3  Afghanistan 45.1
4  Burkina Faso 45.0
5  Malawi 44.6
6  Uganda 44.1
7  Zambia 43.6
8  Chad 43.2
9  DR Congo 42.5
10  Somalia 42.3
11  Rwanda 42.1
12  Mozambique 41.4
13  Angola 40.9
14  Tanzania 39.8
15  Guinea-Bissau 39.4
16  East Timor 39.2
17  Sierra Leone 38.4
18  Equatorial Guinea 37.4
19  Benin 37.3
20  Guinea 37.3
21  Nigeria 36.9
22  South Sudan 36.8
23  Senegal 36.7
24  Liberia 36.1
25  Kenya 36.1
26  Yemen 35.9
27  Ethiopia 35.7
28  Gambia 34.6
29  Solomon Islands 34.3
30  Cameroon 34.2
31  Eritrea 33.6
32  Madagascar 33.5
33  Burundi 33.3
34  Central African Republic 33.2
35  Mauritania 33.2
36  Côte d'Ivoire 32.8
37  Palestinian territories 32.8
38  Sudan 32.6
39  Republic of the Congo 31.9
40  Marshall Islands 31.1
41  Vanuatu 31.1
42  Swaziland 31.1
43  Iraq 31.0
44  Oman 31.0
45  Togo 30.9
46  Papua New Guinea 30.9
47  Ghana 30.8
48  Guatemala 30.5
49  Lesotho 30.4
50  Egypt 30.4
51  Nauru 29.7
52  Comoros 29.4
53  Sao Tome and Principe 29.4
54  Zimbabwe 29.2
55  Jordan 28.9
56  Tajikistan 28.7
57  Laos 28.0
58  Kiribati 27.8
59  Syria 27.6
60  Pakistan 27.5
61  Monaco 27.3
62  Honduras 27.3
63  Kyrgyzstan 27.1
64  Tonga 26.5
65  Djibouti 26.5
66  French Guiana 26.1
67  Haiti 26.0
68  Cape Verde 25.9
69  Bolivia 25.8
70  Namibia 25.8
71  Gabon 25.7
72  Cambodia 25.4
73  Philippines 25.3
74  Mongolia 25.1
75  Algeria 24.8
76  Botswana 24.8
77  Samoa 24.8
78    Nepal 24.3
79  Lebanon 24.3
80  Federated States of Micronesia 23.5
81  American Samoa 23.5
82  Mayotte 23.2
83  Nicaragua 23.2
84  Saudi Arabia 22.9
85  Paraguay 22.9
86  Tuvalu 22.9
87  Kazakhstan 22.5
88  Maldives 22.4
89  Belize 22.1
90  Tokelau 22.1
91  Western Sahara 21.9
92  India 21.8
93  Turkmenistan 21.7
94  Libya 21.5
95  Uzbekistan 21.5
96  Fiji 21.4
97  Israel 21.4
98  Dominican Republic 21.1
99  South Africa 21.0
100  Bhutan 20.7
101  Northern Mariana Islands 20.7
102  Guam 20.6
103  Venezuela 20.2
104  El Salvador 20.0
105  Peru 19.9
106  Panama 19.7
 World 19.4
107  Azerbaijan 19.4
108  Myanmar 19.3
109  Bangladesh 19.2
110  Kosovo 19.1
111  Colombia 18.9
112  Morocco 18.8
113  Argentina 18.7
114  Suriname 18.7
115  Tunisia 18.6
116  Seychelles 18.6
117  Iran 18.2
118  Indonesia 18.1
119  Mexico 17.5
120  Malaysia 17.5
121  Sri Lanka 17.4
122  Réunion 17.0
123  French Polynesia 17.0
124  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16.8
125  Cook Islands 16.8
126  New Caledonia 16.7
127  Turkey 16.7
128  Vietnam 16.6
129  Saint Martin 16.6
130  Guyana 16.6
131  Grenada 16.5
132  Ireland 16.3
133  Kuwait 16.0
134  Costa Rica 15.9
135  Brunei 15.5
136  Jamaica 15.2
137  Trinidad and Tobago 15.2
138  Ecuador 15.1
139  Bahrain 15.0
140  Gibraltar 14.9
141  Niue 14.8
142  Turks and Caicos Islands 14.8
143  Brazil 14.7
144  Chile 14.5
145  Cayman Islands 14.5
146  Greenland 14.5
147  North Korea 14.4
148  New Zealand 14.3
149  Iceland 14.1
150  Uruguay 14.1
151  Bahamas 13.8
152  Antigua and Barbuda 13.8
153  Curacao 13.6
154  Guadeloupe 13.6
155  Palau 13.6
156  Hong Kong 13.5
157  Wallis and Futuna 13.4
158  Australia 13.3
159  Armenia 13.3
160  Martinique 13.0
161  Sint Maarten 13.0
162  Georgia 12.9
163  United Kingdom 12.9
164  Dominica 12.8
165  Saint Lucia 12.8
166  United States 12.7
167  Russia 12.6
168  France 12.6
169  Saint Kitts and Nevis 12.5
170  Thailand 12.4
171  Isle of Man 12.3
172  Pitcairn Islands 12.3
173  Norway 12.2
174  Barbados 12.2
175  Belgium 11.9
176  China 11.9
177  Bermuda 11.9
178  Faroe Islands 11.9
179  Qatar 11.9
180  Cuba 11.8
181  Sweden 11.8
182  Montenegro 11.6
183  Albania 11.5
184  Belarus 11.5
185  Mauritius 11.4
186  Puerto Rico 11.4
187  Cyprus 11.3
188  Slovakia 11.3
189  Lithuania 11.3
190  Jersey 11.3
191  Canada 11.2
192  Macedonia 11.1
193  Finland 11.1
194  Anguilla 11.1
195  United States Virgin Islands 11.1
196  Moldova 11.0
197  Ukraine 11.0
198  Estonia 11.0
199  Liechtenstein 10.9
200  Luxembourg 10.9
201  Netherlands 10.8
202  Slovenia 10.7
203  Macau 10.6
204  Denmark 10.6
205  Aruba 10.6
206  Czech Republic 10.4
207  Poland 10.2
208  Spain 10.2
209  San Marino 10.2
210   Switzerland 10.2
211  Andorra 10.2
212  Saint Barthelemy 10.2
213  Malta 10.2
214  Guernsey 10.1
215  British Virgin Islands 10.1
216  United Arab Emirates 9.6
217  Bulgaria 9.6
218  Singapore 9.5
219  South Korea 9.4
220  Croatia 9.4
221  Montserrat 9.3
222  Austria 9.3
223  Romania 9.2
224  Greece 9.2
225  Portugal 9.2
226  Latvia 9.1
227  Italy 9.1
228  Serbia 9.0
229  Falkland Islands 9.0
230  Hungary 8.8
231  Saint Helena 8.5
232  Taiwan 8.5
233  Japan 8.3
234  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 8.3
235  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.3
236  Germany 8.1
Rank Country Birth rate
(births per year per 1000 persons)
1  Niger 49
2  Mali 46
3  Zambia 46
4  Uganda 45
5  Chad 45
6  Malawi 44
7  Afghanistan 44
8  Somalia 44
9 43
10  Burkina Faso 43
11  Angola 42
12  Tanzania 41
13  Rwanda 41
14  Nigeria 40
15  Benin 40
16  Liberia 39
17  Guinea 39
18  Sierra Leone 39
19  Timor-Leste 38
20  Guinea-Bissau 38
21  Yemen 38
22  Gambia, The 38
23  Mozambique 38
24  Kenya 38
25  Comoros 38
26  Senegal 37
27  Equatorial Guinea 37
28  Eritrea 36
29  Cameroon 36
30  Iraq 35
31 35
32  Madagascar 35
33  Central African Republic 35
34  Cote d'Ivoire 34
35  Burundi 34
36  Mauritania 34
37  West Bank and Gaza 33
38  Sudan 33
39  Guatemala 32
40  Togo 32
41  Solomon Islands 32
42  Ghana 32
43  Ethiopia 31
44  Sao Tome and Principe 31
45  Papua New Guinea 30
46  Vanuatu 30
47  Swaziland 29
48  Zimbabwe 29
49  Djibouti 29
50  Tajikistan 28
51  Lesotho 28
52  Pakistan 27
53  Tonga 27
54  Gabon 27
55  Honduras 27
56  Haiti 27
57  Kyrgyzstan 27
58  Bolivia 26
59  Namibia 26
60  Philippines 25
61  Jordan 25
62  Federated States of Micronesia 25
63  Samoa 25
64  Belize 25
65  Paraguay 24
66    Nepal 24
67  Nicaragua 24
68  Botswana 24
69  Mongolia 23
70  Uzbekistan 23
71  Egypt 23
72  Libya 23
73  Syrian Arab Republic 23
74  Laos 23
75  Cambodia 22
76  Kazakhstan 22
77  India 22
78  Israel 22
79  Dominican Republic 22
80  Saudi Arabia 22
81  Turkmenistan 22
82  Fiji 22
83  South Africa 21
84  Cape Verde 21
85  Ecuador 21
86  Venezuela 21
87  Bhutan 20
88  Peru 20
89  Bangladesh 20
90  El Salvador 20
91  Malaysia 20
92  Algeria 20
93  Panama 20
94  Colombia 20
95  Mexico 20
96  Bahrain 20
97  Morocco 20
98  Grenada 19
99  Brunei Darussalam 19
100  Azerbaijan 19
101  Seychelles 18
102  Suriname 18
103  Indonesia 18
104  Kuwait 18
105  Sri Lanka 18
106  Guyana 18
107  Oman 18
108  Guam 18
109  Turkey 18
110  Tunisia 18
111  Myanmar 17
112  Argentina 17
113  Iran 17
114 17
115  French Polynesia 17
116  Maldives 17
117  Vietnam 17
118  Ireland 17
119  New Caledonia 16
120  Jamaica 16
121  Costa Rica 16
122  Brazil 15
123  Bahamas, The 15
124  Iceland 15
125  Lebanon 15
126  Greenland 15
127  Armenia 15
128  Cayman Islands 15
129  New Zealand 15
130  Trinidad and Tobago 15
131  Uruguay 14
132  Chile 14
133  North Korea 14
134  United States 14
135  Puerto Rico 13
136  United Arab Emirates 13
137  United Kingdom 13
138 13
139  Australia 13
140  France 13
141  Albania 13
142  Qatar 13
143  Norway 13
144  Hong Kong 13
145  Russia 13
146  Moldova 12
147  Sweden 12
148  Montenegro 12
159  Thailand 12
160  China 12
161  Bermuda 12
162  United States Virgin Islands 12
163  Georgia 12
164  Estonia 12
165  Mauritius 12
166  Belgium 12
167  Cyprus 12
168  Luxembourg 12
169  Aruba 11
170  Denmark 11
171  Finland 11
172  Belarus 11
173  Canada 11
174  Slovak Republic 11
175  Czech Republic 11
176  Netherlands 11
177  San Marino 11
178  Slovenia 11
179  Barbados 11
180  Poland 11
181  Ukraine 11
182  Lithuania 11
183  Republic of Macedonia 11
184  Spain 11
185   Switzerland 10
186  Bulgaria 10
187  Cuba 10
188  Romania 10
189  Croatia 10
190  Andorra 10
191  Greece 10
192  Macao 10
193  Malta 10
194  Portugal 10
195  Austria 9
196  Serbia 9
197  South Korea 9
198  Singapore 9
199  Italy 9
200  Liechtenstein 9
201  Hungary 9
202  Latvia 9
203  Bosnia and Herzegovina 9
204  Japan 9
205  Germany 8
Rank Country Birth rate
(births per year per 1000 persons)
1  Niger 50.60
2  Uganda 47.38
3  Mali 45.15
4  Zambia 43.51
5  Burkina Faso 43.20
6  Ethiopia 42.59
7  Somalia 42.12
8  Burundi 40.58
9  Malawi 40.42
10  Republic of the Congo 40.09
11  Angola 39.36
12  Mozambique 39.34
13  Afghanistan 39.30
14  Nigeria 39.23
15  Chad 38.70
16  Sierra Leone 38.12
17  Benin 37.55
18  Madagascar 37.12
19  Democratic Republic of the Congo 37.05
20  Sao Tome and Principe 37.02
21  Guinea 36.60
22  Liberia 36.45
23  Senegal 36.19
24  Rwanda 36.14
25  Central African Republic 36.13
26  Togo 35.26
27  Gabon 35.00
28  Equatorial Guinea 34.88
29  Guinea-Bissau 34.72
30  [1] 34.30
31  Gambia 33.41
32  Mauritania 32.78
33  Yemen 32.57
34  Cameroon 32.49
35  Zimbabwe 32.19
36  Eritrea 32.10
37  Kenya 31.93
38  Tanzania 31.81
39  Sudan 31.7
40  [2] 31.65
41  Comoros 31.49
42  Cote d'Ivoire 30.40
43  Iraq 28.19
44  Marshall Islands 28.14
45  Solomon Islands 27.46
46  Nauru 27.08
47  Ghana 26.99
48  Lesotho 26.65
49  Jordan 26.52
50  Guatemala 26.48
51  Swaziland 26.16
52  Belize 26.02
53  Tajikistan 25.93
54  Papua New Guinea 25.92
55  Laos 25.68
56  Timor-Leste 25.43
57  Cambodia 25.17
58  Philippines 24.98
59  Djibouti 24.91
60  Tonga 24.70
61  Honduras 24.66
62  Oman 24.33
63  Pakistan 24.30
64  Bolivia 24.24
65  Egypt 24.22
66  [3] 24.19
67  Kyrgyzstan 23.90
68  Haiti 23.81
69  Syria 23.52
70  Libya 23.47
71  Tuvalu 23.35
72  [4] 22.69
73  Bangladesh 22.53
74  Kiribati 22.45
75  Samoa 22.10
76  Botswana 22.02
77  Federated States of Micronesia 21.85
78    Nepal 21.85
79  Cape Verde 21.21
80  Namibia 21.11
81  Kuwait 20.96
82  Malaysia 20.74
83  Fiji 20.70
84  Mongolia 20.70
85  India 20.60
86  Vanuatu 20.60
87  Kazakhstan 20.44
88  [5] 20.21
89  Venezuela 19.88
90  Ecuador 19.60
91  Turkmenistan 19.55
92  Dominican Republic 19.44
93  South Africa 19.32
94  Saudi Arabia 19.19
95  Panama 19.17
96  Peru 19.13
97  Nicaragua 19.12
98  Burma 19.11
99  Israel 18.97
100  Morocco 18.97
101  Jamaica 18.89
102  Mexico 18.87
103  Bhutan 18.72
104  Iran 18.52
105  Brunei 17.74
106  Indonesia 17.76
107  Turkey 17.58
108  El Salvador 17.44
109  [6] 17.44
110  Suriname 17.44
111  Argentina 17.34
112  Uzbekistan 17.33
113  Azerbaijan 17.30
114  Tunisia 17.28
115  Colombia 17.23
116  Paraguay 17.22
117  Sri Lanka 17.04
118  Vietnam 16.83
119  Grenada 16.81
120  Guyana 16.69
121  Algeria 16.64
122  Costa Rica 16.40
123  Antigua and Barbuda 16.19
124  [7] 16.05
125  Bahamas 15.95
126  [8] 15.92
127  Ireland 15.81
128  United Arab Emirates 15.76
129  Dominica 15.60
130  Brazil 15.20
131  [9] 15.22
132  Maldives 15.12
133  Seychelles 15.10
134  Lebanon 14.92
135  [10] 14.58
136  North Korea 14.51
137  Saint Lucia 14.42
138  Bahrain 14.41
139  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.36
140  Chile 14.28
141  Trinidad and Tobago 14.25
142  [11] 14.22
143  [12] 13.91
144  Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.90
145  Mauritius 13.78
146  United States 13.68
147  New Zealand 13.57
148  Uruguay 13.40
149  Iceland 13.23
150  [13] 13.14
151  Armenia 12.90
152  [14] 12.90
153  Thailand 12.81
154  Aruba 12.76
155  France 12.70
156  Moldova 12.50
157  Albania 12.38
158  China 12.31
159  Russia 12.30
160  Australia 12.28
161  United Kingdom 12.27
162  Barbados 12.23
163  [15] 12.21
164  Macedonia 11.80
165  Luxembourg 11.70
166  [16] 11.62
167  Cyprus 11.44
168  [17] 11.42
169  [18] 11.36
170  U.S. Virgin Islands 11.32
171  [19] 11.26
172  [20] 11.12
173  Belarus 11.10
174  Netherlands 10.89
175  Montenegro 10.89
176  Norway 10.80
177  Palau 10.79
178  Liechtenstein 10.76
179  Georgia 10.75
180  [21] 10.69
181  [22] 10.48
182  Estonia 10.43
183  Spain 10.40
184  Slovakia 10.38
185  Finland 10.36
186  Malta 10.31
187  Canada 10.28
188  Sweden 10.24
189  Qatar 10.23
190  Denmark 10.22
191  [23] 10.04
192  Belgium 10.03
193  Latvia 9.97
194  Cuba 9.96
195  Poland 9.96
196  Portugal 9.76
197  Ukraine 9.59
198  Croatia 9.57
199   Switzerland 9.51
200  Romania 9.49
201  Hungary 9.49
202  Lithuania 9.34
203  Andorra 9.26
204  Serbia 9.20
205  Bulgaria 9.17
206  Greece 9.08
207  Italy 9.06
208  [24] 9.05
209  San Marino 8.90
210  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.89
211  Slovenia 8.76
212  Taiwan 8.70
213  Austria 8.69
214  Czech Republic 8.62
215  South Korea 8.42
216  Japan 8.39
217  Germany 8.33
218  [25] 8.06
219  Singapore 7.72
220  Hong Kong 7.54
221  Monaco 6.85

No data for Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island, Tokelau, Pitcairn Islands, Svalbard, and Norfolk Island.

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