Category: birth

Where Will the Worldโ€™s Next 1,000 Babies Be Born?


This post is by Carmen Ang from Visual Capitalist


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Map showing where the next 1,000 babies will be born, based on birth rates and population estimates

Where Will the World’s Next 1,000 Babies Be Born?

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Every four minutes, approximately 1,000 babies are born across the globe. But in which countries are these babies the most statistically likely to come from?

Using data from the CIA World Factbook, this graphic by Pratap Vardhan (Stats of India) paints a picture of the world’s demographics, showing which countries are most likely to welcome the next 1,000 babies based on population and birth rates as of 2022 estimates.

The Next 1,000 Babies, By Country

Considering India has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, itโ€™s fairly unsurprising that it ranks first on the list. Of every 1,000 babies born, the South Asian country accounts for roughly 172 of them.

PlaceRegionBirths Per 1,000 Global Babies
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณโ€‹ IndiaAsia171.62
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ChinaAsia102.84
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaAfrica56.50
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ PakistanAsia47.23
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Congo, Democratic Republic of theAfrica31.90
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ IndonesiaAsia31.20
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United StatesAmericas30.42
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น EthiopiaAfrica25.44
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท BrazilAmericas22.27
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ BangladeshAsia21.52
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ PhilippinesAsia18.75
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ EgyptAfrica16.98
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ TanzaniaAfrica15.61
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ UgandaAfrica13.89
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MexicoAmericas12.85
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ VietnamAsia11.96
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ SudanAfrica11.79
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช KenyaAfrica10.82
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด AngolaAfrica10.68
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ AfghanistanAsia9.98
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RussiaEurope9.85
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท IranAsia9.73
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ MozambiqueAfrica8.72
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TurkeyAsia8.71
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช NigerAfrica8.46
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaAfrica7.84
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ CameroonAfrica7.65
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ IraqAsia7.34
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ GhanaAfrica6.94
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ MyanmarAsia6.90
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JapanAsia6.34
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ MaliAfrica6.25
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ AlgeriaAfrica6.01
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Charted: The Global Decline of Fertility Rates


This post is by Carmen Ang from Visual Capitalist


Chart showing the change in global fertility rates since 1951

Charted: The Global Decline of Fertility Rates

Over the last 50 years, fertility rates have dropped drastically around the world. In 1952, the average global family had five childrenโ€”now, they have less than three.

This graphic by Pablo Alvarez uses tracked fertility rates from Our World in Data to show how rates have evolved (and largely fallen) over the past decades.

What’s The Difference Between Fertility Rates and Birth Rates?

Though both measures relate to population growth, a country’s birth rate and fertility rate are noticeably different:

  • Birth Rate: The total number of births in a year per 1,000 individuals.
  • Fertility Rate: The total number of births in a year per 1,000 women of reproductive age in a population.

As such, the fertility rate is a more specific measure, which as Britannica highlights, “allows for more efficient and beneficial planning and resource allocation.” Not including immigration, a given area needs an overall total fertility rate of 2.1 to keep a stable population.

Global Fertility Rates since 1952

For the last half-century, fertility rates have steadily decreased worldwide. Hereโ€™s a look at the average number of children per woman since 1952:

YearAverage # of children per family% change (y-o-y)
19515.0-0.5%
19525.0-1.4%
19534.9-0.7%
19544.9-0.5%
19554.9-0.3%
19564.9-0.1%
19574.90.1%
19584.90.3%
19594.90.4%
19605.00.5%
19615.00.5%
19625.00.4%
19635.00.3%
19645.00.1%
19655.0-0.2%
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