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Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa

These visualisations display number of births per 1000 women in a particular age group for all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as estimates of Total Fertility by Region. The data refer to five-year periods.

  • Use the drop down menu to look at age-specific historical trends in fertility.
  • Use the year slider to look at trends in Total Fertility Rates by Region.

Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013): World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, New York.

Selected Countries with High Fertility
Selected Countries with Intermediate Fertility
Selected Countries with Low Fertility