Population Growth Rate by Country in 2016

In the year 2016, the world experienced a population growth rate of 1.158% and global population grew with total of 87,038,410 people.

The country with the highest annual population growth rate was ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar with a rate of 6.223%. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman with a population growth rate of 4.536%, and ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte with 4.278% population growth.

The country with the lowest annual population growth rate was ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan with -3.442%. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon with a population growth rate of -2.317%, and ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands with -2.309% population decline.

The geographic region with the highest population growth rate was Africa with a rate of 2.493%. Closely followed by Oceania with a population growth rate of 1.74%, and Asia with a 0.999% population growth.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Middle Africa had the highest population growth rate of 3.35%. Closely followed by Eastern Africa with a population growth rate of 2.69%, and Western Africa with a 2.657% 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 2.734%. While the lowest population growth rate was recorded by No income group available with a rate of only 0.356%.

Countries with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2016

Rank Country Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 6.223% 161,438
2 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 4.536% 199,450
3 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 4.278% 11,132
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 4.243% 606,296
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 4.069% 18,483
6 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 4.04% 1,545
7 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 3.873% 810,162
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 3.713% 51,933
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 3.592% 1,047,247
10 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 3.548% 1,374,756
11 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 3.544% 2,885,381
12 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 3.478% 122
13 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 3.399% 1,849,137
14 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3.362% 490,620
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 3.359% 47,344
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 3.231% 604,148
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 3.214% 890,141
18 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 3.152% 1,240,974
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 3.132% 525,191
20 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 2.952% 332,349
21 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 2.942% 697,586
22 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 2.928% 564,316
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 2.83% 980,059
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 2.766% 64,089
25 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 2.748% 2,893,243
26 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 2.719% 401,015
27 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 2.704% 1,118
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 2.697% 469,471
29 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 2.676% 13,523
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 2.663% 55,557
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 2.64% 106,959
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 2.598% 662,397
33 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 2.596% 760,005
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 2.588% 308,708
35 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 2.577% 623,921
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 2.542% 253,333
37 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 2.521% 4,756,046
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 2.52% 599
39 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 2.496% 297,777
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 2.487% 14,510
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 2.486% 45,605
42 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 2.476% 189,663
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 2.476% 11,582
44 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 2.472% 7,002
45 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 2.47% 15,514
46 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 2.458% 184,208
47 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 2.43% 216,243
48 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2.387% 123,817
49 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 2.374% 109,032
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 2.33% 688,547
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 2.311% 894,142
52 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 2.307% 201,311
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 2.245% 1,075,370
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 2.233% 5,869
55 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 2.23% 255
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 2.175% 16,230
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2.173% 65,837
58 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 2.146% 716,919
59 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 2.141% 233,385
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 2.138% 1,331
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 2.127% 1,543
62 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 2.067% 48,619
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 2.064% 298,237
64 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 2.028% 2,023,667
65 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 2.018% 7,413
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2.002% 197
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 1.981% 798,999
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 1.947% 99
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1.903% 89,539
70 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 1.891% 92,735
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 1.882% 153,568
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 1.862% 11,667
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 1.812% 295,189
74 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 1.789% 1,876,101
75 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1.77% 41,132
76 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 1.756% 166,109
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 1.734% 104,378
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 1.732% 5,813
79 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 1.729% 69,607
80 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 1.723% 101,093
81 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 1.712% 1,386,673
82 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 1.689% 3,457
83 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 1.668% 77,884
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 1.652% 16,903
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.626% 393,333
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 1.6% 237
87 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 1.584% 498,141
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 1.544% 1,830
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 1.536% 105,827
90 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 1.536% 173,049
91 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 1.525% 18,676
92 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 1.5% 246,556
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 1.499% 1,531
94 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 1.476% 459,493
95 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 1.475% 730
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 1.466% 462,104
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 1.457% 1,214,081
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1.429% 89,778
99 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 1.424% 91,012
100 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 1.422% 89,101
101 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 1.396% 149,529
102 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 1.357% 245,313
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 1.353% 244,673
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 1.351% 211,057
105 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 1.303% 2,081,786
106 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 1.292% 1,299
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1.225% 26,254
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 1.219% 427,831
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 1.196% 16,012,241
110 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 1.181% 562,495
111 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 1.172% 423,184
112 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 1.166% 2,490,421
113 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 1.16% 6,477
114 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 1.15% 342
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 1.145% 120,507
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 1.138% 1,383,461
117 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 1.134% 316,010
118 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 1.107% 92,708
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 1.097% 51,739
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 1.087% 127,023
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 1.079% 107,642
122 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 1.063% 105,792
123 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 1.043% 6,066
124 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 1.039% 4,428
125 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 1.036% 2,130
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 1.034% 2,707,492
127 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 1.0% 49,428
128 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 0.99% 921,489
129 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 0.954% 54,518
130 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 0.901% 10,795
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 0.9% 392,795
132 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 0.854% 6,405
133 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 0.846% 44,315
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 0.839% 75,506
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 0.83% 72,507
136 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 0.821% 2,686,582
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 0.812% 974
138 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 0.801% 3,171
139 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 0.791% 1,635,956
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 0.789% 409,517
141 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 0.771% 8,812
142 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 0.768% 260
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 0.747% 281
144 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 0.702% 23,625
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 0.654% 429,126
146 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 0.615% 69,630
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 0.615% 557
148 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 0.609% 8,953
149 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 0.607% 8,506,677
150 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 0.573% 1,683
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 0.565% 593
152 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 0.556% 949
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 0.541% 4,106
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 0.537% 30,636
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 0.508% 356
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 0.507% 128,762
157 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 0.491% 84,104
158 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 0.485% 92,056
159 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 0.453% 319,832
160 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 0.447% 491
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 0.434% 765
162 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 0.427% 8,934
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 0.425% 218,048
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 0.4% 85,754
165 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 0.388% 3,597
166 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 0.386% 28,672
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 0.371% 305,123
168 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 0.322% 6
169 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 0.32% 75,570
170 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 0.316% 97,267
171 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 0.308% 19,252
172 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 0.299% 10,194
173 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 0.295% 428,481
174 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 0.291% 15,992
175 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 0.266% 169,993
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 0.247% 6,917
177 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 0.224% 637
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 0.216% 363
179 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 0.201% 560
180 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 0.188% 87,456
181 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 0.163% 8,869
182 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 0.157% 28
183 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 0.114% 72
184 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 0.112% 1,024
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 0.105% 2,214
186 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 0.07% 6,786
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 0.068% 22
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 0.066% 55
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 0.063% 810
190 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 0.032% 3,329
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 0.025% 956
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 0.015% 7
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.014% 8
194 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland -0.001% -331
195 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia -0.02% -265
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco -0.024% -9
197 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba -0.027% -3,065
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania -0.052% -1,484
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro -0.125% -789
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly -0.164% -98,895
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey -0.201% -124
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan -0.221% -280,125
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe -0.233% -926
204 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu -0.24% -26
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena -0.254% -14
206 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon -0.268% -16
207 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga -0.285% -301
208 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal -0.308% -31,832
209 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary -0.336% -32,933
210 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia -0.35% -26,232
211 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine -0.363% -162,934
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa -0.394% -222,315
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia -0.446% -12,792
214 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands -0.454% -465
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece -0.505% -54,248
216 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.55% -583
217 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania -0.555% -109,976
218 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia -0.707% -29,848
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) -0.735% -256
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands -0.771% -394
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique -0.833% -3,170
222 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria -0.86% -62,299
223 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands -0.923% -162
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia -0.927% -18,290
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait -0.929% -37,618
226 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands -0.97% -117
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) -0.998% -17,472
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania -1.006% -29,525
229 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina -1.192% -41,482
230 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau -1.192% -17
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova -1.478% -47,654
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa -1.915% -966
233 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico -1.917% -65,815
234 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See -1.98% -11
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands -2.309% -1,116
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon -2.317% -145,007
237 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan -3.442% -380,844

Regions with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2016

Rank Region Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Africa 2.493% 30,716,521
2 Oceania 1.74% 715,324
3 Asia 0.999% 44,974,428
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 0.991% 6,234,879
5 Northern America 0.856% 3,109,830
6 Europe 0.173% 1,287,428

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2016

Rank Sub-Region Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Middle Africa 3.35% 5,448,333
2 Eastern Africa 2.69% 10,868,153
3 Western Africa 2.657% 9,775,738
4 Melanesia 2.183% 240,420
5 Northern Africa 2.026% 4,721,795
6 Western Asia 1.771% 4,773,442
7 Central Asia 1.639% 1,149,596
8 Australia/New Zealand 1.633% 471,217
9 Southern Asia 1.234% 23,205,241
10 Central America 1.23% 2,081,471
11 South-Eastern Asia 1.102% 7,091,041
12 South America 0.942% 3,928,382
13 Northern Europe 0.615% 637,525
14 Eastern Asia 0.534% 8,755,108
15 Caribbean 0.523% 225,026
16 Western Europe 0.42% 808,847
17 Polynesia 0.319% 2,230
18 Micronesia 0.277% 1,457
19 Eastern Europe 0.011% 31,338
20 Southern Europe -0.124% -190,282
21 Southern Africa -0.151% -97,498

Income Groups with the Highest Population Growth Rate in 2016

Rank Income Group Growth Rate Population Change +/-
1 Low-income countries 2.734% 17,126,468
2 Lower-middle-income countries 1.428% 45,425,661
3 Middle-income countries 1.123% 63,270,633
4 Upper-middle-income countries 0.727% 17,844,972
5 High-income countries 0.534% 6,529,777
6 No income group available 0.356% 111,532

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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