Indian states ranking by fertility rate

Total fertility rate map of India, showing distribution of average births per woman by its states and union territories, as of 2012.[1]

This is a list of the States of India ranked in order of number of children born for each woman. Based on this study,the following Indian states,if they continue their current trends of fertility rate or lower them further, would stop contributing to population growth in India in future - Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi, Jammu And Kashmir, Karnataka and Sikkim.

All the four South Indian states Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka as well as Goa, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Tripura, and the union territories of Delhi, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar and Chandigarh, registered a low fertility rate below the crucial 2.1. These states accounted for 50.4% of India's population in 2011.

This information was compiled from Chapter-3, ESTIMATES OF FERTILITY INDICATORS from the SRS Report(2012) released by the Census Commission of India. The detailed survey can be viewed in the following website [1]

Rank State Fertility rate 2012 Fertility rate 2010 Change(10-12) Fertility rate 2004 Change(04-12) Comparable Country/Region
1 Punjab 1.7 1.8 -0.1 2.2 -0.5 Denmark
1 Himachal Pradesh 1.7 1.8 -0.1 2.1 -0.4 Denmark
1 Tamil Nadu 1.7 1.7 0.0 1.8 -0.1 Denmark
1 West Bengal 1.7 1.8 -0.1 2.2 -0.5 Denmark
5 Kerala 1.8 1.8 0.0 1.7 +0.1 Netherlands
5 Andhra Pradesh 1.8 1.8 0.0 2.1 -0.3 Netherlands
5 Delhi 1.8 1.9 -0.1 2.3 -0.5 Netherlands
5 Maharashtra 1.8 1.9 -0.1 2.2 -0.4 Netherlands
9 Karnataka 1.9 2.0 -0.1 2.3 -0.4 United Kingdom
9 Jammu and Kashmir 1.9 2.0 -0.1 2.4 -0.5 United Kingdom
11 Odisha 2.1 2.3 -0.2 2.6 -0.5 Turkey
12 Haryana 2.3 2.3 0.0 3.0 -0.7 South Africa
12 Gujarat 2.3 2.5 -0.2 2.8 -0.5 South Africa
14 Assam 2.4 2.5 -0.1 2.9 -0.5 United Arab Emirates
- INDIA 2.4 2.5 -0.1 2.9 -0.5
15 Chhattisgarh 2.7 2.8 -0.1 3.3 -0.6 Israel
16 Jharkhand 2.8 3.0 -0.2 3.5 -0.7 Algeria
17 Rajasthan 2.9 3.1 -0.2 3.7 -0.8 Egypt
17 Madhya Pradesh 2.9 3.2 -0.3 3.7 -0.8 Egypt
19 Uttar Pradesh 3.3 3.5 -0.2 4.4 -1.1 Jordan
20 Bihar 3.5 3.7 -0.2 4.3 -0.8 Iraq

Country comparisons use data from the Population Reference Bureau.[2]

Visualization

Google Chart TFR vs Area vs Population

References

  • http://planningcommission.nic.in/data/datatable/0904/tab_137.pdf

Notes

  1. ^ Table in Chapter 3 Vital Statistics of India, Estimates of Fertility Indicators, Census of India, Government of India (2013), page 48
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