Population Growth Rate by Country in 2005

In the year 2005, the world experienced a population growth rate of 1.259% and global population grew with total of 82,586,432 people.

The country with the highest annual population growth rate was ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar with a rate of 13.889%. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates with a population growth rate of 9.245%, and ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain with 7.632% population growth.

The country with the lowest annual population growth rate was ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau with -5.46%. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands with a population growth rate of -4.25%, and ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique with -2.53% population decline.

The geographic region with the highest population growth rate was Africa with a rate of 2.523%. Closely followed by Oceania with a population growth rate of 1.628%, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a 1.21% population growth.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Middle Africa had the highest population growth rate of 3.182%. Closely followed by Melanesia with a population growth rate of 2.826%, and Eastern Africa with a 2.809% population growth.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that Low-income countries has the highest population growth rate of 2.932%. While the lowest population growth rate was recorded by High-income countries with a rate of only 0.695%.

Countries with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2005

Rank Country Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 13.889% 117,686
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 9.245% 395,479
3 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 7.632% 68,800
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 6.038% 197,148
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 5.062% 113,135
6 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 4.735% 1,136
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4.658% 356,883
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 4.555% 39,385
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 4.548% 1,110,099
10 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 4.165% 14,125
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 4.025% 673
12 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 3.971% 968,748
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 3.792% 7,630
14 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 3.784% 138,950
15 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 3.604% 499,223
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 3.57% 694,265
17 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 3.559% 262,965
18 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3.54% 354,152
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 3.512% 2,803
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 3.46% 400,153
21 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 3.443% 809
22 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 3.329% 271,230
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 3.304% 435,440
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 3.283% 343,596
25 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3.194% 207,572
26 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 3.143% 1,776,967
27 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 3.143% 436,036
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 3.088% 1,443
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 2.969% 49,290
30 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 2.963% 8,308
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 2.952% 1,057,850
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 2.923% 42,626
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 2.922% 549,031
34 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 2.914% 621,291
35 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 2.903% 811,321
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 2.903% 833,167
37 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 2.821% 2,185,455
38 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 2.8% 1,104,347
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 2.784% 355,125
40 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 2.73% 507,267
41 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 2.71% 468,171
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 2.688% 13,132
43 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 2.687% 3,774,904
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 2.658% 597,970
45 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 2.641% 238,353
46 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 2.617% 25,369
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 2.608% 152,264
48 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 2.575% 147,065
49 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 2.568% 281,800
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 2.558% 145,227
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 2.557% 516,701
52 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 2.551% 753,629
53 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 2.48% 4,009
54 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2.462% 198
55 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2.46% 106,891
56 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 2.451% 139,294
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 2.416% 33,327
58 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 2.411% 5,247
59 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 2.393% 181,024
60 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 2.377% 84,165
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 2.342% 96,533
62 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 2.33% 65,972
63 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2.308% 97,151
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 2.26% 585,776
65 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 2.238% 424,616
66 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 2.233% 10,772
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 2.229% 67,151
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 2.206% 738
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.129% 6,323
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 2.104% 276,326
71 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 2.088% 3,641,402
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 1.999% 11,846
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 1.964% 1,928
74 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 1.955% 1,545,789
75 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 1.933% 3,618
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 1.922% 175,633
77 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 1.896% 62,678
78 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 1.895% 1,634,587
79 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 1.838% 127,335
80 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1.834% 34,712
81 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1.821% 45,804
82 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 1.772% 18,379
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 1.736% 116,554
84 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 1.732% 162,446
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 1.729% 229,082
86 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 1.721% 236,991
87 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 1.718% 11,398
88 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 1.692% 154,193
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 1.691% 7,861
90 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 1.686% 6,181
91 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 1.646% 439,029
92 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 1.623% 709,172
93 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 1.605% 2,364
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 1.6% 194
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 1.588% 4,874
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 1.582% 1,110,349
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 1.579% 92,422
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 1.573% 13,073
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 1.559% 17,999,848
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 1.533% 447
101 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 1.453% 62,712
102 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 1.447% 3,921
103 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 1.435% 1,232
104 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 1.423% 420
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 1.413% 65,625
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 1.405% 1,979,563
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 1.383% 1,458,221
108 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 1.379% 67,386
109 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 1.376% 4,786
110 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 1.355% 73,900
111 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 1.337% 3,237
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 1.33% 404,720
113 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 1.322% 558,090
114 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 1.321% 907,721
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 1.321% 121,064
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.305% 263,201
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 1.296% 2,964,295
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 1.288% 424,513
119 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 1.286% 341,726
120 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 1.249% 6,155
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 1.225% 978
122 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 1.201% 119
123 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 1.193% 49,320
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 1.192% 103,167
125 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1.191% 23,384
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 1.176% 1,069
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 1.154% 1,090
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 1.109% 5,727
129 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 1.1% 2,054,824
130 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 1.088% 9,074
131 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 1.082% 59,250
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 1.037% 405,233
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 1.01% 52,455
134 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 1.007% 317
135 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 0.99% 260,166
136 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 0.988% 821,135
137 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 0.975% 157,704
138 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 0.963% 310,380
139 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 0.961% 2,853,084
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 0.952% 756
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 0.95% 148,743
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 0.947% 186,232
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 0.938% 459,585
144 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 0.929% 8,127
145 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 0.914% 94,993
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 0.881% 305
147 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 0.855% 240,606
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 0.852% 40
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 0.831% 21,266
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 0.776% 370,567
151 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 0.747% 491,391
152 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 0.733% 33,886
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 0.679% 749
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 0.673% 1,113
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 0.659% 397,971
156 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 0.654% 395,459
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 0.642% 52,833
158 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 0.619% 8,079,623
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 0.596% 62,662
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 0.591% 142,520
161 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 0.588% 43,711
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 0.584% 7,344
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 0.575% 7,867
164 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 0.539% 48,810
165 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 0.539% 569
166 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 0.533% 5,714
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 0.477% 58,349
168 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.468% 15
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 0.465% 12,444
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 0.418% 243,348
171 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 0.409% 8,207
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 0.391% 21,275
173 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 0.391% 63,534
174 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 0.372% 84,834
175 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 0.362% 18,976
176 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 0.354% 954
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 0.332% 155
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 0.316% 151,237
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 0.292% 1,198
180 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 0.287% 181
181 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 0.276% 520
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 0.246% 147
183 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 0.244% 16,921
184 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 0.218% 33
185 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 0.204% 20,928
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 0.201% 331
187 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 0.181% 19,011
188 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 0.158% 17,726
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 0.127% 87
190 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 0.11% 3,650
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 0.108% 2,241
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 0.072% 91,382
193 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 0.051% 54
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 0.018% 959
195 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 0.01% 5
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro -0.008% -51
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador -0.03% -1,828
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece -0.038% -4,191
199 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland -0.053% -20,636
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany -0.067% -54,062
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland -0.127% -72
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana -0.141% -1,074
203 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru -0.204% -21
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands -0.215% -117
205 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary -0.216% -21,731
206 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia -0.289% -12,811
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco -0.32% -103
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho -0.325% -6,432
209 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico -0.337% -12,812
210 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation -0.393% -565,807
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) -0.396% -7,219
212 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia -0.456% -35,700
213 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) -0.499% -554
214 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.527% -591
215 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia -0.6% -8,126
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia -0.604% -18,406
217 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria -0.648% -50,655
218 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus -0.652% -64,810
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa -0.681% -390
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia -0.684% -27,093
221 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine -0.756% -354,892
222 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See -0.797% -5
223 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina -0.872% -35,712
224 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau -0.888% -176
225 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania -0.912% -192,447
226 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon -0.916% -56
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania -0.978% -29,670
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova -1.271% -50,854
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia -1.338% -29,879
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe -1.393% -5,617
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania -1.494% -50,402
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue -1.616% -30
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena -1.898% -105
234 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands -2.027% -295
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique -2.53% -10,130
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands -4.25% -2,933
237 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau -5.46% -78

Regions with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2005

Rank Region Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Africa 2.523% 23,411,137
2 Oceania 1.628% 550,303
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 1.21% 6,753,485
4 Asia 1.207% 48,036,903
5 Northern America 0.961% 3,163,517
6 Europe 0.092% 671,087

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2005

Rank Sub-Region Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Middle Africa 3.182% 3,615,676
2 Melanesia 2.826% 234,955
3 Eastern Africa 2.809% 8,352,288
4 Western Africa 2.767% 7,536,177
5 Western Asia 2.416% 5,066,716
6 Northern Africa 1.798% 3,390,033
7 Southern Asia 1.632% 26,303,931
8 Central America 1.458% 2,121,341
9 South-Eastern Asia 1.303% 7,327,696
10 Australia/New Zealand 1.286% 312,521
11 Central Asia 1.245% 737,645
12 South America 1.162% 4,330,122
13 Southern Africa 0.924% 516,962
14 Caribbean 0.756% 302,022
15 Polynesia 0.657% 4,369
16 Southern Europe 0.574% 861,488
17 Eastern Asia 0.559% 8,600,915
18 Northern Europe 0.557% 537,344
19 Western Europe 0.31% 572,200
20 Micronesia -0.293% -1,542
21 Eastern Europe -0.436% -1,299,945

Income Groups with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2005

Rank Income Group Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Low-income countries 2.932% 13,561,087
2 No income group available 1.675% 453,596
3 Lower-middle-income countries 1.636% 43,903,298
4 Middle-income countries 1.23% 60,671,876
5 Upper-middle-income countries 0.746% 16,768,578
6 High-income countries 0.695% 7,899,873

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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