Indicator full name: Total fertility rate
Unit: births per woman
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2021
Last updated: 31 August 2022
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
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._
2011, 2012 and 2013 data are estimations.
Statistical Institute of Republic of Srpska; http:// www.rzs.rs.ba
Number of livebirths per 1000 women of fertility age (15-49 years).
Data revised in December 2014.
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.
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
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.
November 2013: Total fertility rate figures for 2001-2011 have been recalculated using the new
number of live births and population.
calculated using resident population (Maltese and foreign).
Coverage: Since 1997, the information is presented without the data for Transnistria and Bender
Coverage: from 1998 onwards data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija Province that is under the interim
civilian and military administration of the UN.
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.
www.scb.se (Online Statistical Database; table: PR0101_2015M12_DI_06-07_EN, table: BE0701AA)
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.
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.
2005 onwards ? Data not available