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People > Projected population growth: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Population growth is like a snowball rolling down a snow-covered hill. As the snowball rolls, more snow sticks to it and it gets heavier and gains more momentum. The heavier it becomes, the more rapidly it grows.

Imagine a fictional country with a population of one million people and apply the 2003 population growth rate of Qatar, which was 2.87 percent.

The population would increase by 28,700 the first year. The second year, assuming the growth rate stayed the same, the population would grow by 29,524 people. The third year it would increase by 30,371.

After five years, the population would have grown by 151,988 people, or about 15 percent. After 10 years, the population would be 1,327,063. That’s almost a 33 percent increase.

The yearly increase after 10 years, in real terms, would have increased 29 percent, from 28,700 the first year to 37,024 in the tenth year.

DEFINITION: Percentage change in projected population between 2000 and 2050
Units: Percent Change in Population
Units: A threshold of 0 was applied. All countries with growth rates of 0 or below received the same score.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Chad 282.01% 2050
2 Uganda 250.65% 2050
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 245.47% 2050
4 Somalia 240.5% 2050
5 Mali 230.27% 2050
6 Oman 218.02% 2050
7 Liberia 209.98% 2050
8 Mauritania 207.91% 2050
9 The Gambia 195.18% 2050
10 Sierra Leone 188.69% 2050
11 Madagascar 185.91% 2050
12 Saudi Arabia 185.38% 2050
13 Kuwait 180.75% 2050
14 Burkina Faso 179.53% 2050
15 Niger 174.81% 2050
16 Benin 173.96% 2050
17 Guinea-Bissau 166.78% 2050
18 Ethiopia 164.22% 2050
19 Burundi 158.47% 2050
20 Paraguay 155.25% 2050
21 Tanzania 143.65% 2050
22 Guatemala 142.58% 2050
23 Angola 140.89% 2050
24 Nigeria 139.73% 2050
25 Pakistan 138.11% 2050
26 Guinea 137.86% 2050
27 Senegal 135.1% 2050
28 Jordan 128.48% 2050
29 Iraq 127.14% 2050
30 Bhutan 127% 2050
31 Papua New Guinea 123.71% 2050
32 Nicaragua 122.22% 2050
33 Cameroon 119.34% 2050
34 Cote d'Ivoire 117.82% 2050
35 Nepal 110.78% 2050
36 Malawi 110.28% 2050
37 Zambia 107.67% 2050
38 Libya 106.39% 2050
39 Syria 105.86% 2050
40 Bolivia 100.01% 2050
41 Sudan 99.91% 2050
42 Malaysia 93.99% 2050
43 El Salvador 93% 2050
44 Ecuador 92.04% 2050
45 Togo 88.65% 2050
46 Honduras 81.17% 2050
47 Central African Republic 78.05% 2050
48 Dominica 73.91% 2050
49 Laos 71.76% 2050
50 Haiti 70.17% 2050
51 Philippines 67.36% 2050
52 Algeria 66.22% 2050
53 Colombia 66.03% 2050
54 Morocco 66% 2050
55 Israel 64.39% 2050
56 Egypt 64.26% 2050
57 Venezuela 63.33% 2050
58 Peru 62.05% 2050
59 Mongolia 61.02% 2050
60 Uzbekistan 60.94% 2050
61 Ghana 60.62% 2050
62 India 57.6% 2050
63 Bangladesh 56.24% 2050
64 United Arab Emirates 53.6% 2050
65 Kyrgyzstan 51.85% 2050
66 Iran 51.52% 2050
67 Albania 51.18% 2050
68 Costa Rica 51% 2050
69 Mexico 50.34% 2050
70 Vietnam 48.87% 2050
71 Gabon 48.57% 2050
72 Jamaica 48.04% 2050
73 Indonesia 47.88% 2050
74 Panama 47.54% 2050
75 Turkey 46.68% 2050
76 Tunisia 46.46% 2050
77 Argentina 45.49% 2050
78 United States 45.31% 2050
79 Brazil 43.94% 2050
80 Burma 43.37% 2050
81 Azerbaijan 41.75% 2050
82 Tajikistan 39.75% 2050
83 Cambodia 38.3% 2050
84 Namibia 37.1% 2050
85 Lebanon 35.38% 2050
86 Uruguay 33.92% 2050
87 Turkmenistan 29.16% 2050
88 Australia 28.9% 2050
89 New Zealand 28.54% 2050
90 Kenya 25.65% 2050
91 Chile 25.6% 2050
92 Rwanda 21.78% 2050
93 North Korea 20.12% 2050
94 Sri Lanka 18.94% 2050
95 Mozambique 18.42% 2050
96 Canada 18.05% 2050
97 Ireland 17.94% 2050
98 Iceland 17.54% 2050
99 Denmark 16.5% 2050
100 Norway 15.46% 2050
101 Thailand 15.21% 2050
102 Netherlands 12.2% 2050
103 France 9.99% 2050
104 China 7.52% 2050
105 Sweden 7.37% 2050
106 United Kingdom 6.87% 2050
107 Trinidad and Tobago 5.84% 2050
108 South Korea 4.78% 2050
109 Republic of Macedonia 3.38% 2050
110 Switzerland 1.8% 2050
111 Austria 0.79% 2050
112 Armenia -0.29% 2050
113 Moldova -0.47% 2050
114 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.65% 2050
115 Belgium -2.7% 2050
116 Cuba -2.83% 2050
117 Kazakhstan -5.45% 2050
118 Finland -7.83% 2050
119 Czech Republic -8.88% 2050
120 Greece -11.47% 2050
121 Russia -11.57% 2050
122 Poland -12.25% 2050
123 Slovakia -13.03% 2050
124 Romania -14.02% 2050
125 Germany -14.48% 2050
126 Belarus -14.53% 2050
127 Slovenia -14.94% 2050
128 Lithuania -15.61% 2050
129 Croatia -16.01% 2050
130 Portugal -18.32% 2050
131 Zimbabwe -18.37% 2050
132 Hungary -19.49% 2050
133 Italy -20.39% 2050
134 Japan -20.95% 2050
135 Ukraine -21.84% 2050
136 Spain -22.71% 2050
137 Latvia -25.1% 2050
138 South Africa -25.35% 2050
139 Botswana -26.42% 2050
140 Bulgaria -34.8% 2050
141 Estonia -35.95% 2050

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Projected population growth. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Population Reference Bureau, 2001 World Population Data Sheet, Washington, DC: PRB, 2001. via ciesin.org. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Projected-population-growth

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Population growth is like a snowball rolling down a snow-covered hill. As the snowball rolls, more snow sticks to it and it gets heavier and gains more momentum. The heavier it becomes, the more rapidly it grows.

Imagine a fictional country with a population of one million people and apply the 2003 population growth rate of Qatar, which was 2.87 percent.

The population would increase by 28,700 the first year. The second year, assuming the growth rate stayed the same, the population would grow by 29,524 people. The third year it would increase by 30,371.

After five years, the population would have grown by 151,988 people, or about 15 percent. After 10 years, the population would be 1,327,063. That’s almost a 33 percent increase.

The yearly increase after 10 years, in real terms, would have increased 29 percent, from 28,700 the first year to 37,024 in the tenth year.

Posted on 06 Mar 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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