Total fertility rate  

The Total Fertility Rate is the most common period indicator of fertility, measuring the average number of live births a woman would ever deliver if she were toexperience the fertility rate of a given period. It is computed as the sum over childbearing age of age specific fertility rates, in their turn computed as the ratio of the number of live births from women of a given age to the number of women of the same age exposed to the risk of childbearing.
(Source: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/EN/tsdde220_esmsip.htm#stat_...)

Data host: 

Eurostat

Unit of Measurement: 

Number of children per woman

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Statistical office