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Top 10 Countries That Are Projected To Experience The Biggest Population Growth By 2030

Sao Tome and Príncipe

On a percentage basis, 9 out of 10 countries that are projected to experience the biggest growth in population by 2030 are in Africa, led by Niger (53.2% increase); São Tomé and Príncipe (50.0%); and Angola (49.3%).

The one non-African nation on this list is the Syrian Arab Republic, which is projected to see population gains of 8.3 million (45.4% increase), that’s according to the 2018 World Population Data Sheet produced by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). The world’s population currently sits at about 7.7 billion.

By 2030, there will be an estimated 8.5 billion people in the world. Here’s how the list of the top 10 countries in the world that are projected to experience the biggest growth in population by 2030:

  1. Niger
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 53.2%
    Population 2018 22.2 million
    Projected population 2030: 34.0 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 46.4%
  2. São Tomé and Príncipe
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 50.0%
    Population 2018 0.2 million
    Projected population 2030: 0.3 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 25.3%
  3. Angola
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 49.3%
    Population 2018 30.4 million
    Projected population 2030: 45.4 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 41.8%

    Luanda, Angola
  4. The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 47.4%
    Population 2018 84.3 million
    Projected population 2030: 124.3 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 39.2%
  5. Equatorial Guinea
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 46.2%
    Population 2018 1.3 million
    Projected population 2030: 1.9 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 52.9%
  6. Burundi
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 45.8%
    Population 2018 11.8 million
    Projected population 2030: 17.2 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 36.8%
  7. Zambia
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 45.8%
    Population 2018 17.7 million
    Projected population 2030: 25.8 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 34.3%

    Zambia
  8. The Syrian Arab Republic
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 45.4%
    Population 2018 18.3 million
    Projected population 2030: 26.6 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): -6.9%
  9. Chad
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 44.2%
    Population 2018 15.4 million
    Projected population 2030: 22.2 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 38.3%
  10. Burkina Faso
    Projected population growth 2018-2030: 42.4%
    Population 2018 20.3 million
    Projected population 2030: 28.9 million
    10-year population change through (2007-2017): 34.7%

Top 10 Countries That Are Projected To Experience The Biggest Population Growth By 2030


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Sophie Ireland
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