Indian states ranking by fertility rate

Updated: 2014-11-27T11:53Z
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]

RankStateFertility rate 2012Fertility rate 2010Change(10-12)Fertility rate 2004Change(04-12)Comparable Country/Region
1Himachal Pradesh1.71.8-0.12.1-0.4Denmark
1Tamil Nadu1.
1West Bengal1.71.8-0.12.2-0.5Denmark
5Andhra Pradesh1.
9Karnataka1.92.0-0.12.3-0.4United Kingdom
9Jammu and Kashmir1.92.0-0.12.4-0.5United Kingdom
12Haryana2. Africa
12Gujarat2.32.5-0.22.8-0.5South Africa
14Assam2.42.5-0.12.9-0.5United Arab Emirates
17Madhya Pradesh2.93.2-0.33.7-0.8Egypt
19Uttar Pradesh3.33.5-0.24.4-1.1Jordan

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


Google Chart TFR vs Area vs Population



  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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