Africa’s fertility rates have dropped significantly over the past 60 years

The countries with the highest and lowest fertility rates are labelled

1950 – 1955

In Africa, by the middle of the 20th century,

women had an average of 6.6 births

Rwanda

8.0

 

 

Gabon

3.99

 

 

Children per woman

No data

0

2

4

6

8

2010 – 2015

The fertility rate now sits at around 4.71 children,

still almost twice the world average of 2.51

Niger

7.63

Mauritius

1.50

 

2095 – 2100

By the end of the century Africa’s fertility rate is

estimated to be 2.16, just above the world

average of 1.99

Rwanda

1.73

 

Zambia

2.58

 

1950 – 1955

In Africa, by the middle of the 20th century,

women had an average of 6.6 births

Rwanda

8.0

 

 

Gabon

3.99

 

 

Children per woman

No data

0

2

4

6

8

2010 – 2015

The fertility rate now sits at around 4.71 children,

still almost twice the world average of 2.51

Niger

7.63

Mauritius

1.50

 

2095 – 2100

By the end of the century Africa’s fertility rate is estimated

to be 2.16, just above the world average of 1.99

Rwanda

1.73

 

Zambia

2.58

 

1950 – 1955

In Africa, by the middle of the 20th

century, women had an average of

6.6 births

2010 – 2015

The fertility rate now sits at around

4.71 children, still almost twice the

world average of 2.51

2095 – 2100

By the end of the century Africa’s

fertility rate is estimated to be 2.16,

just above the world average of 1.99

Rwanda

8.0

 

 

Niger

7.63

Gabon

3.99

 

 

Rwanda

1.73

 

Mauritius

1.50

 

Zambia

2.58

 

Children per woman

No data

0

2

4

6

8

2010 – 2015

The fertility rate now sits at around

4.71 children, still almost twice the world

average of 2.51

2095 – 2100

By the end of the century Africa’s fertility

rate is estimated to be 2.16, just above the

world average of 1.99

1950 – 1955

In Africa, by the middle of the 20th century,

women had an average of 6.6 births

Rwanda

8.0

 

 

Niger

7.63

Gabon

3.99

 

 

Rwanda

1.73

 

Mauritius

1.50

 

Zambia

2.58

 

Children per woman

No data

0

2

4

6

8