๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Population Growth Rate of High-income countries

The current population growth rate of High-income countries is 0.154%. A 14.07% increase from 2023, when the population growth rate only was 0.135%. In the future, High-income countries's population growth rate is projected to decrease to -0.129%, by the year 2100. A total decrease of the population growth rate of High-income countries by -183.77% from today's standard.

Historic Population Growth Rate of High-income countries (1950-2024)

High-income countries has seen a decrease in population growth rate since the 1950's.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
1950 1.104% 7,591,335
1951 1.105% 7,682,013
1952 1.185% 8,327,343
1953 1.235% 8,790,813
1954 1.259% 9,072,115
1955 1.263% 9,217,489
1956 1.229% 9,078,270
1957 1.234% 9,230,941
1958 1.355% 10,266,429
1959 1.245% 9,559,314
1960 1.229% 9,549,197
1961 1.246% 9,801,804
1962 1.199% 9,550,127
1963 1.2% 9,673,885
1964 1.204% 9,821,190
1965 1.131% 9,338,306
1966 1.041% 8,683,320
1967 1.059% 8,927,849
1968 1.006% 8,567,552
1969 1.008% 8,674,671
1970 1.074% 9,340,221
1971 1.094% 9,621,191
1972 1.019% 9,055,140
1973 0.959% 8,606,686
1974 0.943% 8,542,811
1975 0.867% 7,922,487
1976 0.824% 7,594,264
1977 0.84% 7,808,806
1978 0.814% 7,626,375
1979 0.826% 7,805,254
1980 0.846% 8,059,547
1981 0.774% 7,435,820
1982 0.762% 7,372,567
1983 0.731% 7,133,355
1984 0.725% 7,120,557
1985 0.717% 7,098,210
1986 0.725% 7,224,671
1987 0.742% 7,453,960
1988 0.756% 7,643,851
1989 0.779% 7,940,923
1990 0.707% 7,258,031
1991 0.831% 8,604,361
1992 0.782% 8,161,518
1993 0.711% 7,476,613
1994 0.697% 7,374,013
1995 0.64% 6,824,807
1996 0.665% 7,129,649
1997 0.659% 7,118,847
1998 0.639% 6,942,183
1999 0.613% 6,705,999
2000 0.652% 7,177,717
2001 0.602% 6,664,440
2002 0.631% 7,033,804
2003 0.622% 6,974,294
2004 0.653% 7,365,754
2005 0.695% 7,899,873
2006 0.789% 9,029,646
2007 0.863% 9,963,730
2008 0.823% 9,576,467
2009 0.731% 8,578,781
2010 0.618% 7,303,397
2011 0.63% 7,490,882
2012 0.609% 7,281,190
2013 0.565% 6,794,525
2014 0.539% 6,518,516
2015 0.54% 6,560,687
2016 0.534% 6,529,777
2017 0.514% 6,322,375
2018 0.488% 6,024,552
2019 0.451% 5,595,559
2020 0.073% 906,530
2021 0.161% 2,011,029
2022 0.631% 7,887,086
2023 0.135% 1,696,465
2024 0.154% 1,938,729

Future Population Growth Rate of High-income countries (2024-2100)

High-income countries'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 0.135% all the way down to -0.129% by the year 2100. The yearly downward trend is clearly visible from the charts and data below.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
2024 0.154% 1,938,729
2025 0.169% 2,133,612
2026 0.193% 2,434,287
2027 0.195% 2,470,413
2028 0.192% 2,427,839
2029 0.182% 2,303,639
2030 0.171% 2,169,426
2031 0.16% 2,040,255
2032 0.148% 1,892,421
2033 0.137% 1,743,306
2034 0.122% 1,562,884
2035 0.109% 1,389,283
2036 0.095% 1,219,643
2037 0.083% 1,058,174
2038 0.068% 874,818
2039 0.056% 723,421
2040 0.042% 540,743
2041 0.03% 386,165
2042 0.017% 224,375
2043 0.004% 50,697
2044 -0.008% -108,065
2045 -0.022% -286,942
2046 -0.035% -455,331
2047 -0.048% -620,793
2048 -0.063% -806,121
2049 -0.075% -956,066
2050 -0.089% -1,136,933
2051 -0.101% -1,292,869
2052 -0.111% -1,426,380
2053 -0.122% -1,560,528
2054 -0.131% -1,668,920
2055 -0.141% -1,791,174
2056 -0.147% -1,873,600
2057 -0.153% -1,945,900
2058 -0.159% -2,014,652
2059 -0.164% -2,077,207
2060 -0.167% -2,114,641
2061 -0.169% -2,136,167
2062 -0.171% -2,149,190
2063 -0.17% -2,138,641
2064 -0.17% -2,139,229
2065 -0.17% -2,133,081
2066 -0.17% -2,127,709
2067 -0.169% -2,114,442
2068 -0.167% -2,086,422
2069 -0.167% -2,082,999
2070 -0.167% -2,072,692
2071 -0.164% -2,032,415
2072 -0.163% -2,023,803
2073 -0.163% -2,012,202
2074 -0.163% -2,008,296
2075 -0.162% -1,999,869
2076 -0.163% -2,002,511
2077 -0.162% -1,989,790
2078 -0.162% -1,986,734
2079 -0.162% -1,986,870
2080 -0.162% -1,985,748
2081 -0.162% -1,977,877
2082 -0.162% -1,978,079
2083 -0.161% -1,958,692
2084 -0.16% -1,944,647
2085 -0.159% -1,933,036
2086 -0.158% -1,912,476
2087 -0.157% -1,897,047
2088 -0.155% -1,868,129
2089 -0.152% -1,835,747
2090 -0.15% -1,811,634
2091 -0.147% -1,771,520
2092 -0.145% -1,737,546
2093 -0.142% -1,697,196
2094 -0.139% -1,661,593
2095 -0.136% -1,626,048
2096 -0.133% -1,582,373
2097 -0.132% -1,579,895
2098 -0.13% -1,551,286
2099 -0.13% -1,548,729
2100 -0.129% -1,532,543

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 High-income countries

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 High-income countries.
  • 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 High-income countries 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, High-income countries'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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