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Nigeria - Total fertility rate

5.46 (children per woman) in 2017

In 2017, fertility rate for Nigeria was 5.46 children per woman. Fertility rate of Nigeria fell gradually from 6.39 children per woman in 1968 to 5.46 children per woman in 2017.

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What is fertility rate?

The average number of children a hypothetical cohort of women would have at the end of their reproductive period if they were subject during their whole lives to the fertility rates of a given period and if they were not subject to mortality. It is expres

What is Nigeria fertility rate?

Date Value Change, %
2017 5.46 -1.25 %
2016 5.53 -1.16 %
2015 5.59 -1.10 %
2014 5.65 -0.98 %
2013 5.71 -0.85 %
2012 5.76 -0.76 %
2011 5.80 -0.63 %
2010 5.84 -0.56 %
2009 5.87 -0.51 %
2008 5.90 -0.47 %
2007 5.93 -0.47 %
2006 5.96