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People > Projected population growth: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>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 ChadChad 282.01% 2050
2 UgandaUganda 250.65% 2050
3 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 245.47% 2050
4 SomaliaSomalia 240.5% 2050
5 MaliMali 230.27% 2050
6 OmanOman 218.02% 2050
7 LiberiaLiberia 209.98% 2050
8 MauritaniaMauritania 207.91% 2050
9 The GambiaThe Gambia 195.18% 2050
10 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 188.69% 2050
11 MadagascarMadagascar 185.91% 2050
12 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 185.38% 2050
13 KuwaitKuwait 180.75% 2050
14 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 179.53% 2050
15 NigerNiger 174.81% 2050
16 BeninBenin 173.96% 2050
17 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 166.78% 2050
18 EthiopiaEthiopia 164.22% 2050
19 BurundiBurundi 158.47% 2050
20 ParaguayParaguay 155.25% 2050
21 TanzaniaTanzania 143.65% 2050
22 GuatemalaGuatemala 142.58% 2050
23 AngolaAngola 140.89% 2050
24 NigeriaNigeria 139.73% 2050
25 PakistanPakistan 138.11% 2050
26 GuineaGuinea 137.86% 2050
27 SenegalSenegal 135.1% 2050
28 JordanJordan 128.48% 2050
29 IraqIraq 127.14% 2050
30 BhutanBhutan 127% 2050
31 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 123.71% 2050
32 NicaraguaNicaragua 122.22% 2050
33 CameroonCameroon 119.34% 2050
34 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 117.82% 2050
35 NepalNepal 110.78% 2050
36 MalawiMalawi 110.28% 2050
37 ZambiaZambia 107.67% 2050
38 LibyaLibya 106.39% 2050
39 SyriaSyria 105.86% 2050
40 BoliviaBolivia 100.01% 2050
41 SudanSudan 99.91% 2050
42 MalaysiaMalaysia 93.99% 2050
43 El SalvadorEl Salvador 93% 2050
44 EcuadorEcuador 92.04% 2050
45 TogoTogo 88.65% 2050
46 HondurasHonduras 81.17% 2050
47 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 78.05% 2050
48 DominicaDominica 73.91% 2050
49 LaosLaos 71.76% 2050
50 HaitiHaiti 70.17% 2050
51 PhilippinesPhilippines 67.36% 2050
52 AlgeriaAlgeria 66.22% 2050
53 ColombiaColombia 66.03% 2050
54 MoroccoMorocco 66% 2050
55 IsraelIsrael 64.39% 2050
56 EgyptEgypt 64.26% 2050
57 VenezuelaVenezuela 63.33% 2050
58 PeruPeru 62.05% 2050
59 MongoliaMongolia 61.02% 2050
60 UzbekistanUzbekistan 60.94% 2050
61 GhanaGhana 60.62% 2050
62 IndiaIndia 57.6% 2050
63 BangladeshBangladesh 56.24% 2050
64 United Arab EmiratesUAE 53.6% 2050
65 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 51.85% 2050
66 IranIran 51.52% 2050
67 AlbaniaAlbania 51.18% 2050
68 Costa RicaCosta Rica 51% 2050
69 MexicoMexico 50.34% 2050
70 VietnamVietnam 48.87% 2050
71 GabonGabon 48.57% 2050
72 JamaicaJamaica 48.04% 2050
73 IndonesiaIndonesia 47.88% 2050
74 PanamaPanama 47.54% 2050
75 TurkeyTurkey 46.68% 2050
76 TunisiaTunisia 46.46% 2050
77 ArgentinaArgentina 45.49% 2050
78 United StatesUnited States 45.31% 2050
79 BrazilBrazil 43.94% 2050
80 BurmaBurma 43.37% 2050
81 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 41.75% 2050
82 TajikistanTajikistan 39.75% 2050
83 CambodiaCambodia 38.3% 2050
84 NamibiaNamibia 37.1% 2050
85 LebanonLebanon 35.38% 2050
86 UruguayUruguay 33.92% 2050
87 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 29.16% 2050
88 AustraliaAustralia 28.9% 2050
89 New ZealandNew Zealand 28.54% 2050
90 KenyaKenya 25.65% 2050
91 ChileChile 25.6% 2050
92 RwandaRwanda 21.78% 2050
93 North KoreaNorth Korea 20.12% 2050
94 Sri LankaSri Lanka 18.94% 2050
95 MozambiqueMozambique 18.42% 2050
96 CanadaCanada 18.05% 2050
97 IrelandIreland 17.94% 2050
98 IcelandIceland 17.54% 2050
99 DenmarkDenmark 16.5% 2050
100 NorwayNorway 15.46% 2050
101 ThailandThailand 15.21% 2050
102 NetherlandsNetherlands 12.2% 2050
103 FranceFrance 9.99% 2050
104 ChinaChina 7.52% 2050
105 SwedenSweden 7.37% 2050
106 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 6.87% 2050
107 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 5.84% 2050
108 South KoreaSouth Korea 4.78% 2050
109 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 3.38% 2050
110 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1.8% 2050
111 AustriaAustria 0.79% 2050
112 ArmeniaArmenia -0.29% 2050
113 MoldovaMoldova -0.47% 2050
114 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ -0.65% 2050
115 BelgiumBelgium -2.7% 2050
116 CubaCuba -2.83% 2050
117 KazakhstanKazakhstan -5.45% 2050
118 FinlandFinland -7.83% 2050
119 Czech RepublicCzech Republic -8.88% 2050
120 GreeceGreece -11.47% 2050
121 RussiaRussia -11.57% 2050
122 PolandPoland -12.25% 2050
123 SlovakiaSlovakia -13.03% 2050
124 RomaniaRomania -14.02% 2050
125 GermanyGermany -14.48% 2050
126 BelarusBelarus -14.53% 2050
127 SloveniaSlovenia -14.94% 2050
128 LithuaniaLithuania -15.61% 2050
129 CroatiaCroatia -16.01% 2050
130 PortugalPortugal -18.32% 2050
131 ZimbabweZimbabwe -18.37% 2050
132 HungaryHungary -19.49% 2050
133 ItalyItaly -20.39% 2050
134 JapanJapan -20.95% 2050
135 UkraineUkraine -21.84% 2050
136 SpainSpain -22.71% 2050
137 LatviaLatvia -25.1% 2050
138 South AfricaSouth Africa -25.35% 2050
139 BotswanaBotswana -26.42% 2050
140 BulgariaBulgaria -34.8% 2050
141 EstoniaEstonia -35.95% 2050

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Projected population growth", 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 <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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