World Fertility Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the World fertility rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current fertility rate for World in 2021 is 2.438 births per woman, a 0.41% decline from 2020.
  • The fertility rate for World in 2020 was 2.448 births per woman, a 0.41% decline from 2019.
  • The fertility rate for World in 2019 was 2.458 births per woman, a 0.41% decline from 2018.
  • The fertility rate for World in 2018 was 2.468 births per woman, a 0.4% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Fertility Rate
World - Historical Fertility Rate Data
Year Fertility Rate Growth Rate
2021 2.438 -0.410%
2020 2.448 -0.410%
2019 2.458 -0.410%
2018 2.468 -0.400%
2017 2.478 -0.400%
2016 2.488 -0.360%
2015 2.497 -0.400%
2014 2.507 -0.400%
2013 2.517 -0.510%
2012 2.530 -0.550%
2011 2.544 -0.510%
2010 2.557 -0.540%
2009 2.571 -0.500%
2008 2.584 -0.500%
2007 2.597 -0.540%
2006 2.611 -0.500%
2005 2.624 -0.530%
2004 2.638 -0.490%
2003 2.651 -0.930%
2002 2.676 -0.930%
2001 2.701 -0.950%
2000 2.727 -0.910%
1999 2.752 -0.900%
1998 2.777 -1.630%
1997 2.823 -1.570%
1996 2.868 -1.580%
1995 2.914 -1.520%
1994 2.959 -1.530%
1993 3.005 -2.810%
1992 3.092 -2.740%
1991 3.179 -2.630%
1990 3.265 -2.600%
1989 3.352 -2.530%
1988 3.439 -0.860%
1987 3.469 -0.860%
1986 3.499 -0.820%
1985 3.528 -0.840%
1984 3.558 -0.840%
1983 3.588 -1.510%
1982 3.643 -1.460%
1981 3.697 -1.470%
1980 3.752 -1.420%
1979 3.806 -1.420%
1978 3.861 -3.060%
1977 3.983 -2.970%
1976 4.105 -2.890%
1975 4.227 -2.810%
1974 4.349 -2.730%
1973 4.471 -1.990%
1972 4.562 -1.960%
1971 4.653 -1.920%
1970 4.744 -1.880%
1969 4.835 -1.850%
1968 4.926 -0.360%
1967 4.944 -0.380%
1966 4.963 -0.360%
1965 4.981 -0.380%
1964 5.000 -0.360%
1963 5.018 0.480%
1962 4.994 0.480%
1961 4.970 0.510%
1960 4.945 0.490%
1959 4.921 0.490%
1958 4.897 -0.290%
1957 4.911 -0.280%
1956 4.925 -0.280%
1955 4.939 -0.280%
1954 4.953 -0.280%
1953 4.967 -0.280%
1952 4.981 -0.280%
1951 4.995 -0.280%
1950 5.009 0.000%