• Total fertility rate Total fertility rate (Line chart)
  • Total fertility rate Total fertility rate (Bar chart)
  • Total fertility rate Total fertility rate (Boxplot chart)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 618
Updated: 20 November 2023

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
Total fertility rate
Indicator code: E998006.T

The average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their childbearing years and bore children according to a given set of age- specific fertility rates. It is computed by summing the age-specific fertility rates for all ages and multiplying by the interval into which the ages are grouped. Data usually provided by the CSOs. Reports of WB, UNDP and country statistical yearbooks are used as a source for the HFA database._
Country/Area notes
INSTAT (estimation) and National Demographic and Health Surveys, conducted every 5th year.
Source of data: National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia www.armstat.am . Data
collected annually.
Source: Statistics Belgium (National Institute for Statistics).
2011, 2012 and 2013 data are estimations.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.bhas.ba/ Federal Office of Statistics
Statistical Institute of Republic of Srpska; http:// www.rzs.rs.ba

Number of livebirths per 1000 women of fertility age (15-49 years).
Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics.
Source of data: Annual publication, ?Demographic Report? , Statistical Service of Cyprus
Source: Czech Statistical Office (CZSO).
Source: StatBank Denmark (www.dst.dk). Table FOD3.
Source: Statistical Office of Estonia.
Data revised in December 2014.
Source: Statistics Finland.
Source of data: Institut national de la statistique et des etudes economiques (INSEE)
Source: GeoStat.
Break in time series:
2014: According to the Census 2014 data, the total number of the population significantly reduced
(difference, compared to the previous equals about 760,000). National Statistics Office (NSO) of
Georgia revised the number of the population, population structure, etc. based on the census 2014.
This caused a sharp increase of the indicators.
Source: Federal Statistical Office, Statistics on the natural movement of the population, Fachserie
1, Reihe 1.1.
http://www.destatis.de or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Coverage: The total fertility rate indicates how many children a woman would have during her life,
if her reproductive behaviour would be like that of all women between 15 and 49 years in each
considered year.
Estimation method: The total fertility rate is calculated as summarized birth rate. For this purpose
all births are sorted by the age of the mothers. Then, for each age the proportion of women of that
age, who have had a baby this year, is calculated. The result is age-specific birth rates for the
age of 15 years, 16 years etc. up to 49 years. These average values of the different ages are added.
The result is the summarized birth rate.
Break in time series: The population numbers prior to 2011 are taken from the Update of the
Population based on earlier censuses (Former Federal Republic of Germany 1987, German Democratic
Republic 1990). Starting from 2011 the population numbers are based on the Federal Census 2011
(census data as of 27 November 2015). Therefore, for the years from 2011 onwards differences to
previous publications of population related numbers are possible.
Source: Statistics Iceland.
Source: Central Statistics Office. Figures for the last year are by year of registration and are
Source: Statistical Abstract of Israel, Central Bureau of Statistics.
Source: ISTAT.
Source: Central Statistical Office (CSO).
November 2013: Total fertility rate figures for 2001-2011 have been recalculated using the new
number of live births and population.
Source: Publication by Statec.
Since the National Obstetric System (NOIS) is supported by the National Statistics Act 2000, TFR is
calculated using resident population (Maltese and foreign).
Source: Statistical Office of Montenegro.
Source of data: Statistics Netherlands, Vital statistics system.
North Macedonia
Source: State Statistical Office (SSO)
Source of data: Central Statistical Office.
Source of data: National Statistical Institute Coverage: National
Republic of Moldova
Source of data: The total fertility rate is calculated by the NBS. Data are available at:
Coverage: Since 1997, the information is presented without the data for Transnistria and Bender
Source of data: National Statistical Office.
Coverage: from 1998 onwards data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija Province that is under the interim
civilian and military administration of the UN.
Source: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Source of data: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.
Source: National Statistics Institute, extracted from ?Demographic Phenomena. Birth Statistics?
These data series have been reviewed once final population figures are available for the 2002-2011
period, provided by the 2001-2011 Intercensal Population Estimates.
Source of data: Statistics Sweden, total fertility rate
www.scb.se (Online Statistical Database; table: PR0101_2015M12_DI_06-07_EN, table: BE0701AA)
Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, ESPOP/STATPOP, BEVNAT
Break in time series: In 2010, the synthesis statistic for calculation of the population of
residence (ESPOP) has been replaced by a statistic based on registers (STATPOP). From 2010: New
definition of the permanent resident population, which also includes asylum seekers with a total
length of stay of at least 12 months.
Source of data: TURKSTAT
Method: In 2001, online application of Central Population Management System (MERNIS) has been
launched and with this application birth statistics have been collecting from this database. Since
MERNIS has a dynamic structure some of birth statistics are being updated regularly. Also before
2009, birth statistics were given by birthplace but after 2009 (incl. 2009) birth statistics have
started to be gathered by mother?s residence place.
Source: State Statistic Department
United Kingdom
Coverage: From 1991 figures exclude births in Northern Ireland to non-residents of Northern Ireland.
2005 onwards ? Data not available