Africa Fertility Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the Africa fertility rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current fertility rate for Africa in 2020 is 4.325 births per woman, a 1.28% decline from 2019.
  • The fertility rate for Africa in 2019 was 4.381 births per woman, a 1.28% decline from 2018.
  • The fertility rate for Africa in 2018 was 4.438 births per woman, a 1.29% decline from 2017.
  • The fertility rate for Africa in 2017 was 4.496 births per woman, a 1.3% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Africa - Historical Fertility Rate Data
Year Fertility Rate Growth Rate
2020 4.325 -1.280%
2019 4.381 -1.280%
2018 4.438 -1.290%
2017 4.496 -1.300%
2016 4.555 -1.260%
2015 4.613 -1.260%
2014 4.672 -1.230%
2013 4.730 -0.710%
2012 4.764 -0.710%
2011 4.798 -0.700%
2010 4.832 -0.700%
2009 4.866 -0.690%
2008 4.900 -0.710%
2007 4.935 -0.720%
2006 4.971 -0.700%
2005 5.006 -0.710%
2004 5.042 -0.690%
2003 5.077 -1.070%
2002 5.132 -1.060%
2001 5.187 -1.030%
2000 5.241 -1.040%
1999 5.296 -1.030%
1998 5.351 -1.380%
1997 5.426 -1.350%
1996 5.500 -1.350%
1995 5.575 -1.310%
1994 5.649 -1.310%
1993 5.724 -1.600%
1992 5.817 -1.560%
1991 5.909 -1.550%
1990 6.002 -1.510%
1989 6.094 -1.500%
1988 6.187 -1.010%
1987 6.250 -1.000%
1986 6.313 -0.970%
1985 6.375 -0.980%
1984 6.438 -0.970%
1983 6.501 -0.430%
1982 6.529 -0.430%
1981 6.557 -0.410%
1980 6.584 -0.420%
1979 6.612 -0.420%
1978 6.640 -0.200%
1977 6.653 -0.180%
1976 6.665 -0.190%
1975 6.678 -0.180%
1974 6.690 -0.190%
1973 6.703 -0.010%
1972 6.704 0.000%
1971 6.704 -0.010%
1970 6.705 0.000%
1969 6.705 -0.010%
1968 6.706 0.010%
1967 6.705 0.030%
1966 6.703 0.010%
1965 6.702 0.030%
1964 6.700 0.010%
1963 6.699 0.220%
1962 6.684 0.220%
1961 6.669 0.210%
1960 6.655 0.230%
1959 6.640 0.230%
1958 6.625 0.150%
1957 6.615 0.170%
1956 6.604 0.150%
1955 6.594 0.170%
1954 6.583 0.150%
1953 6.573 0.150%
1952 6.563 0.170%
1951 6.552 0.150%
1950 6.542 0.000%