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World Population Projections 2019

World Population Projections 2019

World Population Prospects 2019 has been released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

India leads

India will overtake China as the most populous country by around 2027.

India is also expected to add 273 million people by 2050 and will remain the most populated until the end of the century.

India leads the set of nine countries that will make up for more than half the projected growth of the global population by 2050.

India is expected to remain the world’s most populous country with nearly 1.5 billion inhabitants, followed by China at 1.1 billion, Nigeria with 733 million, the United States with 434 million, and Pakistan with an estimated population of 403 million.

World Population Projections

  • The global population is projected to increase by another 2 billion people by 2050, from 7.7 billion in 2019 to 9.7 billion thirty years down the line.
  • Between now and 2050, 55 countries are estimated to see their populations shrink by at least one per cent.
  • Incidentally, since 2010, 27 countries have recorded a minimum one per cent reduction in population. This trend of a growing number of countries experiencing a decline in population has been attributed to sustained low levels of fertility and, in some cases, high rates of emigration.
  • In China, the largest of these 55 countries, the population is projected to shrink by as much as 2.2 per cent or 31.4 million by 2050.

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