Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Population Change

Worldwide population change

Worldwide population has grown steadily since the early nineteenth century, as illustrated by the following diagram.

World Population Growth

Areas with the greatest increase are in:-

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Latin America

Areas with the slowest rates of increase are in:-

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Australasia

Within regions population change is the result of variations in natural increase and migration.

Natural Increase is the difference between Birth Rate and Death Rate

Birth Rate is the number of live births per thousand of the population.

Death Rate is the number of deaths per thousand of the population.

Population Change: Births - Deaths + In-Migration - Out-Migration

Current Estimated World Population:

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