Social Statistics - Fertility Rates

According to 2000 census of population and housing, The TFR had also declined, indicating that on the average, the women are having fewer children nowadays compared to records from previous censuses.

Age-specific fertility rates (ASFRs) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR), FSM: 1973, 1980, 1994 and 2000
Age group of women 1973 1980 1994 2000
15-19 0.090 0.068 0.054 0.044
20-24 0.333 0.265 0.177 0.191
25-29 0.426 0.336 0.217 0.225
30-34 0.383 0.311 0.204 0.202
35-39 0.269 0.268 0.153 0.139
40-44 0.134 0.156 0.091 0.069
45-49 0.023 0.076 0.034 0.018
Total fertility rate 8.29 7.39 4.65 4.44

Source: 1973 and 1980 TTPI Censuses; 1994 and 2000 FSM Censuses.