Table 3. Trends in the index of total fertility rate (1975 = 100) and percentage change, 1975-1996
or more recent year

Country or area 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996Percentage change
Asia
Estern Asia
China 100 65 62 65 62 56 56 52 .. ..-47.9
Hong Kong 100 75 53 43 44 46 45 44 .. ..-55.6
Japan 100 90 90 78 78 76 74 76 .. ..-23.8
Macau .. 100a .. .. 88 .. 75 75 73 ..-27.3
Republic of Korea 100 84 52 71 53 55 54 53 .. ..-46.7
South-eastern Asia
Singapore 100 82 77 82 86 86 87 85 84 ..-16.1
Western Asia
Armenia 100 84 91 94 92 84 71 61 58 ..-41.6
Cyprus 100 122 118 120 116 124 113 111 106 103+3.5
Georgia 100 88 90 87 85 71 .. .. .. ..-29.0
Europe
Eastern Europe
Belarus 100 91 94 87 82 80 73 71 63 ..-36.8
Bulgaria 100 92 87 81 74 69 65 61 55 55-44.6
Czech Republic 100 85 80 78 77 71 69 59 53 49-51.4
Hungary 100 81 77 77 78 74 71 69 66 61-38.7
Poland 100 100 103 90 90 85 81 79 71 70-29.5
Republic of Moldova 100b 93c 104d 67 89 87 82 76 69 ..-31.0
Romania 100 94 86 70 60 58 55 54 51 50-50.4
Russian Federation 100b 95c 104d 95 87 78 70 70 67 ..-32.7
Slovakia 100 91 88 82 80 78 75 65 60 57-43.1
Ukraine 100 97 100 94 90 85 77 74 69 ..-30.7
Northern Europe
Denmark 100 81 76 87 87 92 91 94 94 .. -5.7
Estonia 100 99 104 100 88 83 71 67 65 64-36.3
Finland 100 96 97 105 107 109 107 109 107 104+ 4.1
Iceland 100 94 73 87 83 83 84 81 78 80-20.0
Ireland 100 95 74 62 61 59 57 55 55 56-43.8
Latvia 100 97 107 103 95 88 77 71 64 59-40.8
Lithuania 100 91 95 91 90 86 76 70 68 65-35.0
Norway 100 87 85 97 97 95 94 94 94 95 -4.6
Sweden 100 94 97 120 119 117 112 106 98 90-9.6
United Kingdom 100 104 99 101 101 99 97 96 94 94 -5.5
Southern Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina 100 80 80 72 .. .. .. .. .. ..-27.7
Croatia 100 101 75 85 80 77 80 77 77 ..-22.5
Greece 100 98 74 63 61 61 59 60 58 57-42.5
Italy 100 76 66 62 60 60 57 55 .. ..-44.8
Malta 100 91 92 94 94 98 93 87 84 93-7.4
Portugal 100 87 69 62 62 61 60 57 56 57-42.9
Slovenia100 98 80 69 68 62 62 61 6059-40.7
Spain 100 79 59 49 47 47 45 43 42 41-58.9
Yugoslavia 100 98 96 90 90 83 83 80 81 ..-18.6
Western Europe
Austria 100 90 80 79 82 81 81 79 76 78-22.4
Belgium 100 97 87 93 95 95 92 89 89 .. -10.9
France 100 101 94 92 92 90 86 85 88 89-10.9
German Dem. Rep 100 126 112 99 64 54 51 50 55 60-39.6
Germany, Fed. Rep. of 100 100 88 100 98 97 96 93 92 96 -4.1
Germany .. .. .. .. .. 100 99 96 97 100 -0.0
Luxembourg 100 99 91 107 105 110 111 113 110 116+15.8
Netherlands 100 96 91 98 97 96 95 95 92 92-7.8
Switzerland 100 96 94 99 98 98 94 93 92 93 -6.8
Latin America and the Caribbean
Caribbean
Bahamas 100 113 98 83 .. 77 .. .. .. ..-23.2
Barbados 100 84 .. 70f .. .. .. .. .. ..-29.6
Cuba .. 100 116 112 103 .. .. .. .. ..+3.0
Martinique 100g .. 58 55 52 52 .. .. .. ..-47.7
Trinidad and Tobago 100 103 103 77 .. .. 65 .. .. ..-34.9
Northern America
Canada 100 94 90 94 93 93 91 .. .. ..-8.8
United States of America 100 103 104 118 117 117 116 117 .. ..+16.9
Oceania
Australia 100 86 85 86 83 85 84 83 .. ..-16.7
New Zealand 100 88 83 94 93 91 90 88 87 ..-12.9
Source: Table 1.

aRefers to 1981.
bRefers to 1974/75. .
cRefers to 1979/80.
dRefers to 1984/85.
eRefers to 1976.
fRefers to 1988.
gRefers to 1974.
Note: Two dots (..) indicate that data are not available.