CIA World Factbook Data for Countries of at least 15 Million Population
Sorted by births per 1000 population per year.
Question: Should wealthy countries increase their birth rates?
A B C
Workers/
Child Worker Senior Other Births
0-14 15-64 65+ B/(A+C) /1000
No Country % % % ratio /Year
1 Germany 14.1 66.4 19.4 1.982 8.25
2 Italy 13.8 66.5 19.7 1.985 8.72
3 Ukraine 14.1 69.3 16.6 2.257 8.82
4 Japan 14.2 65.7 20.0 1.921 9.37
5 Poland 15.9 70.8 13.3 2.425 9.85
6 Russia 14.2 71.3 14.4 2.493 9.95
7 Korea, South 18.9 71.9 9.2 2.559 10.00
8 Spain 14.4 67.8 17.7 2.112 10.06
9 Romania 15.7 69.6 14.7 2.289 10.70
10 United Kingdom 17.5 66.8 15.8 2.006 10.71
11 Canada 17.6 69.0 13.3 2.233 10.78
12 Netherlands 18.0 67.8 14.2 2.106 10.90
13 France 18.3 65.3 16.4 1.882 11.99
14 Australia 19.6 67.3 13.1 2.058 12.14
15 Taiwan 19.4 70.8 9.8 2.425 12.56
16 China 20.8 71.4 7.7 2.505 13.25
17 Thailand 22.0 70.0 8.0 2.333 13.87
18 United States 20.4 67.2 12.5 2.043 14.14
19 Chile 24.7 67.1 8.2 2.040 15.23
20 Sri Lanka 24.1 68.6 7.3 2.185 15.51
21 Korea, North 23.8 68.0 8.2 2.125 15.54
22 Kazakhstan 23.0 68.8 8.2 2.205 16.00
23 Brazil 25.8 68.1 6.1 2.135 16.56
24 Turkey 25.5 67.7 6.8 2.096 16.62
25 Argentina 25.2 64.1 10.6 1.791 16.73
26 Vietnam 27.0 67.1 5.8 2.046 16.86
27 Iran 26.1 69.0 4.9 2.226 17.00
28 Algeria 28.1 67.1 4.8 2.040 17.14
29 Myanmar 26.4 68.5 5.1 2.175 17.91
30 South Africa 29.7 65.0 5.3 1.857 18.20
31 Venezuela 29.1 65.7 5.2 1.915 18.71
32 Indonesia 28.8 65.8 5.4 1.924 20.34
33 Colombia 30.3 64.5 5.2 1.817 20.48
34 Peru 30.9 63.7 5.3 1.760 20.48
35 Mexico 30.6 63.6 5.8 1.747 20.69
36 Morocco 15.2 62.1 22.6 1.643 21.98
37 India 30.8 64.3 4.9 1.801 22.01
38 Malaysia 32.6 62.6 4.7 1.678 22.86
39 Egypt 32.6 62.9 4.5 1.695 22.94
40 Philippines 35.0 61.0 4.1 1.560 24.89
41 Uzbekistan 32.9 62.3 4.8 1.653 26.36
42 Syria 37.0 59.7 3.3 1.481 27.76
43 Saudi Arabia 38.2 59.4 2.4 1.463 29.34
44 Pakistan 39.0 56.9 4.1 1.320 29.74
45 Bangladesh 32.9 63.6 3.5 1.747 29.80
46 Ghana 38.8 57.7 3.5 1.364 30.52
47 Nepal 38.7 57.6 3.7 1.358 30.98
48 Iraq 39.7 57.3 3.0 1.342 31.98
49 Cameroon 41.2 55.5 3.2 1.250 33.89
50 Sudan 42.7 54.9 2.4 1.217 34.53
51 Cote d'Ivoire 40.8 56.4 2.8 1.294 35.11
52 Mozambique 42.7 54.5 2.8 1.198 35.18
53 Tanzania 43.7 53.6 2.6 1.158 37.71
54 Ethiopia 43.7 53.6 2.7 1.155 37.98
55 Kenya 42.6 55.1 2.3 1.227 39.72
56 Nigeria 42.3 54.6 3.1 1.203 40.43
57 Madagascar 44.8 52.2 3.0 1.092 41.41
58 Yemen 46.4 51.0 2.6 1.041 42.89
59 Congo, Dem. R. 47.4 50.1 2.5 1.004 43.69
60 Afghanistan 44.6 53.0 2.4 1.128 46.60
61 Uganda 50.0 47.8 2.2 0.916 47.35
Average 29.3 63.1 7.7 1.708 22.36
Correlation (0.931) 1.000
1. As birth rates increase, workers/dependent decrease.
2. The poor, high birth rate, countries are the ones with the problem.
3. Wealthy countries should never have counted on a growing population
     to bail them out of their excessive welfare programs.