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Fertility rate

The fertility rate is a social indicator applied to a particular group over a particular time period (usually over a year). It gives an idea of the average number of babies that a woman could expect to bear during her lifetime, if the current fertility rate was to continue.

Data gathered since the 1950s show that fertility was and still is high among the black and coloured populations and low in the Indian and white populations.

For more information see Fertility.