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Total fertility rate

(births per woman)

In 2016, fertility rate in Gambia was 5.4 births per woman. In the ranking by fertility rate including 187 countries, Gambia has the 183rd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as the United Republic of Tanzania and the Togo. Compared to Algeria which at the top of the ranking with fertility rate of 2.8 births per woman in 2016, Gambia has 95.43 % percent higher fertility rate.

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What is fertility rate?

Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.