Population Growth Slowdown

Population Growth – Slowdown!!

Wow, look at this beautiful chart! A perfect visualisation of how the world population is growing, but more importantly how this growth is slowing down.

The red line indicates the growth rate of the global population starting at 1750, while the dark blue area shows the total number of people. The light blue area is a projection by the United Nations (UN) until the end of the century. As you can see, in the years 1750-1920 the growth rate was roughly stable. Then it shot up to 2.1% within 40 years where it reached its peak. Since 1960 it has declined rapidly to around 1.2% in 2015 and will continue to fall to 0.1% at the end of the century.

When you look at the chart below, we may even be able to reach that level of growth several decades earlier which would lead to a decline in population for the first time in centuries!

Source: Please visit OurWorldinData where you can find both of the above charts. Licensed under CC-BY-SA by the author Max Roser

Featured image courtesy of shaendle via Pixabay.com

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