TABLE 9:  1962, 1969, 1979 Total Fertility/African Women Age 15-49

 

 

 

 

1962

 

 

1969

 

 

1979

 

District

Rate

Rank

District

Rate

Rank

District

Rate

Rank

Kajiado

1.740

1

Turkana

3.30

1

Turkana

3.77

1

Lamu

2.340

2

West Pokot

3.43

2

Mombasa

5.43

2

Kilifi

2.795

3

Isiolo

3.74

3

Nairobi

5.45

3

Narok

3.435

4

Lamu

3.77

4

Marsabit

6.67

4

Mombasa

3.500

5

Tana River

4.27

5

Isiolo

6.69

5

Central Nyanza

4.055

6

Mandera

4.29

6

Samburu

6.91

6

Northern Nyanza

4.120

7

Mombasa

4.30

7

Kwale

7.49

7

Machakos

4.285

8

Wajir

4.38

8

Kisumu

7.49

7

Kwale

4.325

9

Baringo

4.57

9

Kilifi

7.53

9

Kitui

4.930

10

Kilifi

4.67

10

Siaya

7.68

10

Kisii

4.985

11

Kwale

4.81

11

Mandera

7.76

11

Trans Nzoia

4.990

12

Samburu

4.87

12

Busia

7.76

11

Baringo

5.020

13

Nairobi

5.17

13

Lamu

7.94

13

Thika

5.155

14

Elgeyo Marakwet

5.43

14

Elgeyo Marakwet

7.95

13

Elgeyo Marakwet

5.220

15

Taita

5.48

15

Kajiado

8.03

15

Embu

5.255

16

Narok

5.56

16

Narok

8.06

16

Elgon Nyanza

5.270

17

Kisumu

5.61

17

Tana River

8.10

17

West Pokot

5.405

18

Marsabit

5.67

18

Taita

8.11

18

Naivasha

5.440

19

South Nyanza

5.75

19

Meru

8.15

19

Nairobi

5.470

20

Uasin Gishu

5.91

20

South Nyanza

8.17

20

Nanyuki

5.565

21

Siaya

5.98

21

West Pokot

8.17

20

Nandi

5.665

22

Kericho

6.00

22

Garissa

8.25

22

Kericho

5.690

23

Nandi

6.34

23

Kiambu

8.34

23

Taita

5.815

24

Busia

6.53

24

Kitui

8.46

24

Tana River

6.155

25

Laikipia

6.67

25

Nyeri

8.60

25

Nyeri

6.235

26

Meru

6.80

26

Nandi

8.61

26

Fort Hall

6.245

27

Nakuru

6.80

27

Nakuru

8.77

27

Meru

6.360

28

Kirinyaga

6.91

28

Kakamega

8.79

28

Kiambu

6.575

29

TransNzoia

7.01

29

Muranga

8.80

29

Laikipia

7.160

30

Kisii

7.27

30

Machakos

8.81

30

South Nyanza

7.390

31

Machakos

7.60

31

Uasin Gishu

8.83

31

Uasin Gishu

8.815

32

Embu

7.78

32

Baringo

8.87

32

Nakuru

9.255

33

Nyeri

7.96

33

Kericho

9.00

33

Kenya Average

5.293

 

Garissa

7.98

34

Laikipia

9.00

33

 

 

 

Kakamega

8.12

35

TransNzoia

9.13

35

 

 

 

Kiambu

8.16

36

Kirinyaga

9.16

36

 

 

 

Bungoma

8.18

37

Bungoma

9.36

37

 

 

 

Kajiado

8.53

38

Embu

9.52

38

 

 

 

Muranga

8.56

39

Wajir

9.65

39

 

 

 

Kitui

8.76

40

Nyandarua

9.88

40

 

 

 

Nyandarua

10.09

41

Kisii

9.90

41

 

 

 

Kenya Average

6.17

 

Kenya Average

8.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/There are no data available for Northern Frontier, Samburu, or Turkana, so these 3 districts are not included.

 

Adapted from Wortham (1990) pp.299, 318, 337. That author cites the 1962 Population Census, Vol. 3,

 

the 1969 Kenya Population Census, Vol.4., Kibet (1979), and the 1979 Kenya Population Census, Vol.1.