The world’s most populated countries, India and China, will see a major population decline very rapidly in the coming years. Experts have agreed that the world population will decrease in the future, but they don’t know when, where or how fast the number will shrink.
According to the UN Population Division, the world population may peak just after the middle of the century and then continue for a rapid decline. This was proven by the stable population growth model however, the models dealing with the decline of population looked very unstable.
With women’s access to education and contraception on the rise in China and India, there will be a very low fertility level. The population may decrease in both the countries by up to 25% by 2100. This theory is not applicable for the African nations as researchers suggested that the population in those countries will continue to grow and if this is the case, Nigeria will become the second largest nation on Earth by 2094.
The US growth and decline model looked stable, and similar situation was seen with Canada and Australia. Countries like Pakistan and Indonesia will also see a slight decline in population by 2100.
Infographic by: statista.com