๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Population Growth Rate of Asia

The current population growth rate of Asia is 0.661%. A -2.94% decrease from 2023, when the population growth rate was 0.681%. In the future, Asia's population growth rate is projected to decrease to -0.452%, by the year 2100. A total decrease of the population growth rate of Asia by -168.38% from today's standard.

Historic Population Growth Rate of Asia (1950-2024)

Asia has seen a decrease in population growth rate since the 1950's.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
1950 1.899% 26,190,746
1951 1.921% 27,000,453
1952 2.21% 31,717,135
1953 2.117% 31,045,974
1954 2.246% 33,658,580
1955 2.262% 34,673,862
1956 2.2% 34,476,093
1957 2.359% 37,822,973
1958 2.185% 35,847,317
1959 1.717% 28,723,515
1960 1.461% 24,831,047
1961 1.618% 27,916,343
1962 2.428% 42,753,407
1963 2.736% 49,441,818
1964 2.527% 46,884,697
1965 2.447% 46,549,893
1966 2.378% 46,344,656
1967 2.308% 46,045,110
1968 2.498% 51,033,895
1969 2.425% 50,783,711
1970 2.41% 51,705,743
1971 2.247% 49,335,991
1972 2.27% 50,977,194
1973 2.223% 51,062,410
1974 2.115% 49,639,103
1975 1.971% 47,212,326
1976 1.94% 47,406,638
1977 1.887% 46,989,949
1978 1.846% 46,847,843
1979 1.912% 49,433,532
1980 1.951% 51,417,216
1981 1.991% 53,515,677
1982 2.045% 56,103,479
1983 1.947% 54,494,886
1984 1.966% 56,106,762
1985 1.968% 57,289,883
1986 2.008% 59,610,311
1987 2.016% 61,072,400
1988 1.947% 60,150,518
1989 1.931% 60,828,272
1990 1.897% 60,915,443
1991 1.715% 56,086,279
1992 1.642% 54,583,283
1993 1.573% 53,163,894
1994 1.537% 52,743,951
1995 1.481% 51,583,582
1996 1.44% 50,906,230
1997 1.406% 50,437,088
1998 1.377% 50,086,492
1999 1.344% 49,527,096
2000 1.344% 50,220,303
2001 1.322% 50,063,573
2002 1.275% 48,915,779
2003 1.245% 48,367,192
2004 1.217% 47,852,947
2005 1.207% 48,036,903
2006 1.19% 47,925,287
2007 1.166% 47,524,146
2008 1.166% 48,098,465
2009 1.175% 49,036,223
2010 1.147% 48,405,001
2011 1.136% 48,500,934
2012 1.132% 48,894,916
2013 1.085% 47,368,691
2014 1.066% 47,070,590
2015 0.997% 44,457,631
2016 0.999% 44,974,428
2017 0.953% 43,325,488
2018 0.874% 40,110,624
2019 0.816% 37,781,163
2020 0.706% 32,932,196
2021 0.587% 27,571,987
2022 0.604% 28,545,207
2023 0.681% 32,344,720
2024 0.661% 31,616,088

Future Population Growth Rate of Asia (2024-2100)

Asia's population growth rate is projected to decrease in the future. According to the United Nation, it will drop from today's growth rate of 0.681% all the way down to -0.452% by the year 2100. The yearly downward trend is clearly visible from the charts and data below.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
2024 0.661% 31,616,088
2025 0.639% 30,761,759
2026 0.615% 29,806,646
2027 0.594% 28,975,602
2028 0.572% 28,069,450
2029 0.551% 27,170,795
2030 0.531% 26,309,985
2031 0.509% 25,363,567
2032 0.49% 24,539,059
2033 0.468% 23,577,428
2034 0.447% 22,621,017
2035 0.428% 21,718,305
2036 0.407% 20,765,765
2037 0.389% 19,904,582
2038 0.371% 19,068,624
2039 0.35% 18,042,463
2040 0.33% 17,082,673
2041 0.31% 16,105,506
2042 0.291% 15,175,314
2043 0.269% 14,075,460
2044 0.248% 12,997,047
2045 0.226% 11,856,709
2046 0.204% 10,718,516
2047 0.179% 9,459,537
2048 0.156% 8,234,734
2049 0.13% 6,875,898
2050 0.106% 5,605,911
2051 0.081% 4,281,208
2052 0.059% 3,102,092
2053 0.034% 1,779,416
2054 0.012% 633,283
2055 -0.01% -531,518
2056 -0.031% -1,622,384
2057 -0.05% -2,664,188
2058 -0.067% -3,559,057
2059 -0.086% -4,560,636
2060 -0.101% -5,363,589
2061 -0.116% -6,129,793
2062 -0.129% -6,787,821
2063 -0.141% -7,408,489
2064 -0.153% -8,045,066
2065 -0.165% -8,670,322
2066 -0.177% -9,259,978
2067 -0.186% -9,764,783
2068 -0.198% -10,348,006
2069 -0.208% -10,830,633
2070 -0.219% -11,394,127
2071 -0.23% -11,930,226
2072 -0.24% -12,443,882
2073 -0.25% -12,938,548
2074 -0.262% -13,497,966
2075 -0.274% -14,065,793
2076 -0.286% -14,667,524
2077 -0.298% -15,243,995
2078 -0.311% -15,864,328
2079 -0.322% -16,335,918
2080 -0.333% -16,874,031
2081 -0.344% -17,375,073
2082 -0.352% -17,677,170
2083 -0.36% -18,020,194
2084 -0.368% -18,365,582
2085 -0.376% -18,704,031
2086 -0.383% -18,971,560
2087 -0.388% -19,162,945
2088 -0.392% -19,277,626
2089 -0.396% -19,415,627
2090 -0.401% -19,572,794
2091 -0.407% -19,786,504
2092 -0.412% -19,915,719
2093 -0.418% -20,123,109
2094 -0.421% -20,188,399
2095 -0.425% -20,326,511
2096 -0.431% -20,526,912
2097 -0.437% -20,692,548
2098 -0.442% -20,868,231
2099 -0.446% -20,951,014
2100 -0.452% -21,146,339

Why is the chart for future population growth rate mostly flat?

Predicting and projecting future population growth rate is extremely hard. Especially, the further you move into the future. Thus, the scientist and data collectors of the United Nations tend to add a flat number when reasonable projections can't be made.

Understanding Population Growth Rate: How Births, Deaths, and Migration Impact Population Size of Asia

Population growth rate is defined as the annual average rate of change of population size, for a given country, territory, or geographic area, during a specified period. It is considered an international standard for measuring population change. The United Nations uses population growth rate as one of the key indicators for measuring population trends, and for forecasting future population size. Part of that data is used on this page to visualize and explore historic and future population growth rate over time.

What is Population Growth Rate?

Population growth rate is a measure of how quickly a population is increasing or decreasing in size over time. It is expressed as a percentage of change over a time period. Most commonly, its typically messured on a yearly basis, allowing you to evaluate percentage on year over year basis. However, population growth rate can be applied and calculated on any timeframe.

  • Population growth rate is used to indicate population increase or decrease in size over time.
  • It is measured as a percentage of change, from previous to current population size.
  • It is often expressed as a yearly rate, but can be applied to any timeframe.
  • A positive population growth rate indicates that a population is increasing.
  • A negative population growth rate indicates that a population is decreasing.
  • Birth rate, death rate, and migration affect the population growth rate.
  • A high birth rate and low death rate will result in a high population growth rate.
  • A low birth rate and high death rate will result in a low population growth rate.
  • Net migration also affect the population growth rate of Asia.
  • Population growth rate is an important metric for demographic, environmental and economic forecasting.

How is Population Growth Rate calculated?

The population growth rate indicates the increase or decrease of a population in percent (%). The formula to calculate population growth rate can be used on any timeframe. In this case it indicates the population growth reate year over year, where a negative population growth rate is presented with red coloring and positive with green. The population growth rate of Asia is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.

Population Growth Rate Formula

Population Growth Rate = New Population - Original Population / Original Population * 100

What Causes Population Growth Rate to Increase or Decrease?

Just like any other country or region, Asia's population growth rate is influenced by a variety of factors that causes it to increase or decrease.

Birth Rate

The number of births per 1,000 individuals in a population over a specific period of time affects population growth. Higher birth rates contribute to population growth, while lower birth rates slow down growth.

Death Rate

The number of deaths per 1,000 individuals in a population over a specific period of time also influences population growth. Higher death rates can reduce population growth, while lower death rates contribute to growth.

Total Fertility Rate

The average number of children born to women of childbearing age is known as the total fertility rate. Higher fertility rates can lead to population growth, while lower fertility rates can result in slower growth or even population decline.

Life Expectancy

The average number of years a person is expected to live affects population growth. Higher life expectancy can result in population growth, as people live longer and contribute to the population for a greater duration.

Immigration and Emigration

Migration patterns, including immigration (inflow of individuals from other countries) and emigration (outflow of individuals to other countries), can significantly impact population growth rates. Higher immigration rates can contribute to population growth, while high emigration rates can slow down growth.

Government Policies

Government policies related to family planning, healthcare, immigration, and social welfare can also influence population growth rates. For example, policies promoting contraception and family planning can lead to lower birth rates and slower growth.

Socioeconomic Factors

Factors such as economic development, education, and urbanization can affect population growth rates. Higher levels of education and economic opportunities often correlate with lower birth rates and slower population growth.

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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