Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census Thematic Report on Nuptiality and Fertility

No. of pages: 48

Publication date: 4 December 2017

Author: UNFPA Sierra Leone


The findings of this report suggest that levels of fertility have not changed much for 30 years. The total fertility rate is still in the region of six children per woman, the same rate as that recorded in the 1985 Census. The crude birth rate, the general fertility rate, the gross reproduction rate and the number of children ever born have also remained roughly the same. The mean age at childbearing is in the region of 30 years.