Population Growth Rate by Country in 1981

In the year 1981, the world experienced a population growth rate of 1.807% and global population grew with total of 81,763,801 people.

The country with the highest annual population growth rate was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands with a rate of 13.309%. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) with a population growth rate of 8.22%, and ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara with 6.523% population growth.

The country with the lowest annual population growth rate was ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan with -16.184%. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue with a population growth rate of -3.199%, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia with -2.545% population decline.

The geographic region with the highest population growth rate was Africa with a rate of 2.96%. Closely followed by Latin America and the Caribbean with a population growth rate of 2.105%, and Asia with a 1.991% population growth.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Micronesia had the highest population growth rate of 3.255%. Closely followed by Eastern Africa with a population growth rate of 3.144%, and Northern Africa with a 3.034% population growth.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that No income group available has the highest population growth rate of 2.778%. While the lowest population growth rate was recorded by High-income countries with a rate of only 0.774%.

Countries with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 1981

Rank Country Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 13.309% 2,645
2 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 8.22% 1,079
3 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 6.523% 8,219
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 6.324% 2,558,991
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 6.042% 66,448
6 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 5.975% 17,615
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 5.733% 17,020
8 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 5.63% 60,542
9 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 5.258% 2,893
10 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 4.991% 397
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 4.978% 78,291
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 4.854% 151,039
13 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 4.805% 513,006
14 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 4.598% 1,646,633
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 4.536% 812
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 4.431% 15,120
17 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 4.387% 3,696,320
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 4.382% 3,053
19 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 4.38% 43,036
20 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 4.265% 742,202
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 4.211% 267,991
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 4.11% 94,797
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 3.971% 258,902
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 3.95% 1,312
25 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 3.784% 205,914
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 3.77% 282,944
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 3.767% 1,283
28 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 3.743% 322,635
29 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 3.713% 436
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 3.645% 611,858
31 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 3.642% 13,745
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 3.642% 1,347
33 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 3.592% 412
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 3.561% 307,355
35 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 3.502% 333,674
36 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 3.428% 8,290
37 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 3.344% 295,172
38 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 3.336% 307,006
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 3.298% 24,498
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 3.259% 630,517
41 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 3.241% 6,291
42 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 3.221% 5,440
43 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 3.191% 93,369
44 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 3.142% 13,466
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 3.126% 184,351
46 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 3.085% 196,388
47 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 3.053% 118,931
48 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 3.036% 45,460
49 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 3.019% 600,527
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 2.961% 45,940
51 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 2.928% 2,200,740
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 2.916% 356,073
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 2.891% 57,512
54 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 2.875% 2,258
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 2.851% 4,836
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 2.831% 260,612
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 2.803% 110,494
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 2.8% 393,804
59 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 2.795% 116,306
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 2.792% 40,411
61 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 2.772% 94,169
62 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2.759% 431,473
63 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 2.749% 68,217
64 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 2.747% 86,894
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 2.742% 6,818
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 2.737% 9,249
67 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 2.736% 46,618
68 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 2.734% 750,665
69 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 2.716% 2,340,076
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 2.709% 192,949
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 2.661% 3,013
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 2.645% 534,401
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 2.641% 20,307
74 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 2.616% 218,476
75 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 2.605% 152,425
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 2.586% 350,743
77 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 2.577% 1,156,923
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 2.529% 764,589
79 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 2.522% 1,253,055
80 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 2.516% 15,501
81 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 2.511% 169,352
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 2.49% 178,385
83 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 2.458% 1,334,056
84 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 2.458% 3,656
85 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 2.454% 16,207
86 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 2.444% 438,319
87 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 2.437% 71,477
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2.415% 41,992
89 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 2.405% 392,862
90 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 2.401% 103,104
91 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 2.328% 46,635
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 2.322% 78,276
93 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 2.319% 370,287
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 2.318% 3,516,234
95 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 2.315% 2,798
96 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 2.308% 2,889,075
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 2.3% 267,661
98 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 2.28% 610,766
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 2.269% 16,174,364
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 2.247% 36,580
101 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2.235% 54,799
102 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2.215% 41,438
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 2.198% 175
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 2.194% 129,108
105 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 2.183% 296,119
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 2.174% 127,447
107 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 2.172% 269
108 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 2.148% 94,711
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 2.14% 161,174
110 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 2.095% 978,668
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 2.067% 62,572
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 2.061% 1,427,053
113 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 2.058% 65,218
114 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 2.042% 70,199
115 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 2.01% 115,751
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 1.975% 74,359
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 1.949% 98,752
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 1.941% 74,073
119 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 1.933% 869,290
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 1.873% 638,953
121 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 1.853% 83,201
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 1.852% 2,295
123 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 1.849% 1,834
124 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 1.811% 4,129
125 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 1.808% 91,810
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 1.745% 1,080
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 1.737% 672,944
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 1.66% 252,282
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 1.657% 49,577
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.633% 243,781
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 1.611% 13,612
132 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 1.611% 296,494
133 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 1.6% 126
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 1.599% 230,148
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 1.588% 452,194
136 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1.539% 15,343,930
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1.532% 14,853
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 1.49% 32,272
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 1.482% 28,671
140 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 1.482% 45
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 1.459% 266,033
142 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 1.458% 169,644
143 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 1.446% 4,651
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 1.424% 92,194
145 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 1.38% 7,718
146 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 1.337% 1,312
147 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 1.32% 43,026
148 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 1.298% 566
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 1.278% 324
150 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1.278% 14,603
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 1.234% 2,850
152 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 1.201% 298,047
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 1.185% 601
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 1.175% 110,674
155 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 1.154% 7,932
156 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 1.135% 245
157 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 1.08% 1,623
158 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 1.075% 26,242
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 1.054% 33,399
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 1.03% 981
161 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 1.029% 2,322,808
162 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 0.949% 9,369
163 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 0.949% 111
164 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 0.946% 624
165 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 0.936% 335,581
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 0.895% 37,030
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 0.889% 2,992
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 0.888% 671
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 0.883% 57
170 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 0.882% 37,369
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 0.84% 28,773
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 0.839% 29,773
173 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 0.805% 434
174 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 0.793% 61
175 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 0.792% 5,143
176 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.757% 819
177 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 0.743% 37,225
178 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 0.714% 1,186
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 0.712% 36,914
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 0.698% 437
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 0.689% 188
182 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 0.674% 12,909
183 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 0.626% 9,307
184 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 0.623% 235,353
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 0.616% 15,934
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 0.605% 716,337
187 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 0.601% 59,407
188 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 0.594% 37,749
189 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 0.589% 83,722
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 0.585% 1,964
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 0.572% 3,399
192 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 0.566% 17,903
193 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 0.559% 302,082
194 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 0.549% 763,561
195 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 0.531% 24,996
196 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 0.509% 50,140
197 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 0.508% 24,387
198 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 0.497% 48,929
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 0.489% 259
200 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 0.461% 102,471
201 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 0.424% 12,572
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 0.406% 1,358
203 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 0.401% 1,020
204 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 0.4% 200,812
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 0.393% 29,761
206 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 0.364% 28,448
207 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 0.359% 14,711
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 0.342% 221
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 0.3% 1,128
210 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 0.291% 13,237
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 0.244% 159
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 0.215% 62
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 0.171% 624
214 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 0.166% 13,786
215 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 0.155% 15,229
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 0.115% 64,949
217 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 0.113% 109
218 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 0.107% 11,023
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 0.107% 60,571
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 0.075% 586
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 0.061% 4
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 0.058% 91
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark -0.013% -678
224 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria -0.046% -4,090
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany -0.118% -91,811
226 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See -0.137% -1
227 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary -0.193% -20,614
228 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) -0.224% -5
229 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau -0.305% -5
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica -0.337% -246
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis -0.34% -146
232 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands -0.587% -103
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat -0.651% -74
234 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon -0.755% -46
235 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia -2.545% -151,056
236 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue -3.199% -113
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan -16.184% -1,801,426

Regions with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 1981

Rank Region Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Africa 2.96% 14,669,616
2 Latin America and the Caribbean 2.105% 7,792,729
3 Asia 1.991% 53,515,677
4 Oceania 1.611% 374,819
5 Northern America 1.046% 2,621,844
6 Europe 0.4% 2,789,116

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 1981

Rank Sub-Region Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Micronesia 3.255% 10,638
2 Eastern Africa 3.144% 4,747,845
3 Northern Africa 3.034% 3,392,653
4 Western Africa 2.854% 4,101,468
5 Middle Africa 2.837% 1,554,744
6 Western Asia 2.605% 3,100,762
7 Southern Africa 2.548% 872,906
8 Southern Asia 2.442% 23,609,196
9 South-Eastern Asia 2.337% 8,484,209
10 South America 2.201% 5,441,622
11 Melanesia 2.168% 94,138
12 Central Asia 2.128% 885,152
13 Central America 2.1% 1,950,283
14 Polynesia 1.644% 8,359
15 Eastern Asia 1.455% 17,436,358
16 Australia/New Zealand 1.447% 261,684
17 Caribbean 1.33% 400,824
18 Eastern Europe 0.514% 1,522,407
19 Southern Europe 0.492% 687,710
20 Northern Europe 0.223% 201,131
21 Western Europe 0.222% 377,868

Income Groups with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 1981

Rank Income Group Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 No income group available 2.778% 439,999
2 Lower-middle-income countries 2.572% 41,889,783
3 Middle-income countries 2.088% 69,058,363
4 Low-income countries 2.009% 4,829,619
5 Upper-middle-income countries 1.618% 27,168,580
6 High-income countries 0.774% 7,435,820

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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