Population growth

  • absolute increase in global human population per year[1]

    population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population. global human population growth amounts to around 83 million annually,[2] or 1.1% per year. the global population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.616 billion[3] in 2018. it is expected to keep growing, and estimates have put the total population at 8.6 billion by mid-2030, 9.8 billion by mid-2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100.[4] many nations with rapid population growth have low standards of living, whereas many nations with low rates of population growth have high standards of living.[5]

    population[6]
    years passed year billion
    1800 1
    127 1927 2
    33 1960 3
    14 1974 4
    13 1987 5
    12 1999 6
    13 2012 7
    12 2023* 8
    14 2037* 9
    18 2055* 10
    33 2088* 11
    *world population prospects 2017
    (united nations population division)
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Absolute increase in global human population per year[1]

Population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population. Global human population growth amounts to around 83 million annually,[2] or 1.1% per year. The global population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.616 billion[3] in 2018. It is expected to keep growing, and estimates have put the total population at 8.6 billion by mid-2030, 9.8 billion by mid-2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100.[4] Many nations with rapid population growth have low standards of living, whereas many nations with low rates of population growth have high standards of living.[5]

Population[6]
Years passed Year Billion
1800 1
127 1927 2
33 1960 3
14 1974 4
13 1987 5
12 1999 6
13 2012 7
12 2023* 8
14 2037* 9
18 2055* 10
33 2088* 11
*World Population Prospects 2017
(United Nations Population Division)