World population growth 'falling'

In 1990 women around the world gave birth to 3.3 children on average, the report says.

By 2002, the average had dropped to 2.6 children – slightly above the level needed to assure replacement of the population.

The bureau’s projections show the level of fertility for the world as a whole descending below replacement level by 2050. —World population growth ‘falling’ (BBC)