Population Data From 198 Nations and Densely Populated Areas
Data From Population Reference Bureau, May 1977

Note: Doubling time is computed by dividing the growth rate into 70. Growth rate is birth rate (births per 1000 population) minus death rate (deaths per 1000) expressed in percentage. For instance, in Nicaragua the birth rate is 37 and the death rate is 6. The growth rate is thus 3.1 percent. This figure divided into 70 equals a doubling time of 23 years if present demographic conditions remain fairly constant. If the fertility rate remains below 2.1 children per family for an extended time, the population will eventually decline. However, there are many countries in which the fertility rate is below 2.1 yet the population is still increasing. This is because there is a large percentage of the population in the reproductive age range from 15 - 45. The population doubling times of Denmark and Singapore are 990 and 64 years respectively. Yet, the fertility rate is the same at 1.7 children per family average. In Singapore there is a larger segment of the population in the fertility range. Denmark has had a low fertility rate for many more years, and the percentage of the population over 45 is twice as large as in Singapore.


FR=fertility rate (live births/female). DT=doubling time in years. P=population in millions.
NPG=negative population growth. ZPG=zero population growth.

Table A - - By Doubling Time (Table B By Nation/Area follows)

        
Nation/Area FR DT P
Gaza 7.4 15 1.0
Marshall Islands 7.2 17 0.1
Comoros 6.8 19 0.6
Libya 6.4 19 5.6
Maldives 6.2 19 0.3
Oman 6.2 20 2.3
Sao Tome and Principe 5.4 20 0.1
Solomon Islands 5.7 20 0.4
Togo 6.9 20 4.7
Yemen 7.2 20 15.2
Belize 4.5 21 0.2
Benin 6.8 21 5.9
Jordan 5.6 21 4.4
Madagascar 6.1 21 14.1
Niger 7.4 21 9.8
West Bank 5.4 21 1.7
Zaire 6.7 21 47.4
Angola 7.2 22 11.6
Bhutan 5.6 22 0.8
Honduras 5.2 22 5.8
Liberia 6.4 22 2.3
Somalia 7.0 22 10.2
Swaziland 4.9 22 1.0
Burkina Faso 6.9 23 10.9
Guatemala 5.1 23 1.2
Mali 6.7 23 9.9
Nicaragua 4.6 23 4.4
Nigeria : 6.2 23 107.1
Saudi Arabia 6.4 23 19.5
Tanzania 6.3 23 29.5
Cambodia 5.8 24 11.2
Eritrea 6.1 24 3.6
Ghana 5.5 24 18.1
Uganda 6.9 24 20.6
Vanuatu 5.3 24 0.2
Western Sahara 7.0 24 0.2
Afghanistan 6.9 25 22.1
Cameroon 5.9 25 13.9
Ethiopia 6.6 25 58.7
Iraq 5.7 25 21.2
Laos 6.1 25 5.1
Malawi 6.7 25 9.6
Pakistan 5.6 25 137.8
Paraguay 4.5 25 5.1
Syria 4.7 25 15.0
Burundi 6.8 26 6.1
Iran 4.7 26 67.5
Mozambique 6.5 26 18.4
Senegal 6.0 26 8.8
Zimbabwe 4.4 26 11.4
Bolivia 4.8 27 7.8
Botswana 4.6 27 1.5
Cote d'Ivoire 5.7 27 15.0
El Salvador 3.9 27 5.9
Equatorial Guinea 5.9 27 0.4
French Guiana 4.0 27 0.2
Kenya 5.4 27 28.8
Lesotho 5.2 27 2.0
Mauritania 5.4 27 2.4
Namibia 5.4 27 1.7
Central African Rep 5.1 28 3.3
Chad 5.9 28 7.0
Gambia 5.9 28 1.2
Algeria 4.4 29 9 29.8
Cirenada 3.8 29 9 0. 1
Guam 3.3 29 9 0.2
Guinea 5.7 29 9 7.5
Brunei 3.4 30 0.3
Congo 5.3 30 2.6
Djibouti 5.8 30 0.6
Ecuador 3.6 30 12.0
Papua-New Guinea 4.7 30 4.4
Philippines 4.1 30 73.4
Tajikistan 3.7 30 6.0
Western Samoa 4.8 30 0.2
Fed. States Micronesia 4.6 31 0.1
Malaysia 3.3 31 21.0
Nepal 4.6 31 22.6
Dominican Republic 3.2 32 8.2
Kuwait 3.1 32 1.8
Lebanon 3.2 32 3.9
Mexico 3.1 32 95.7
Peru 3.5 32 24.4
Columbia 3.0 33 37.4
Mongolia 3.6 33 2.4
Sudan 5.0 33 27.9
Turkmenistan 3.4 33 4.6
Uzbekistan 3.3 33 23.7
Venezuela 3.1 33 22.6
Zambia 6.1 33 9.4
Egypt 3.6 34 64.8
Guinea-Bissau 5.8 34 1.1
Bahrain 3.0 35 0.6
Bangladesh 3.6 35 122.2
Costa Rica 2.8 35 3.5
French Polynesia 3.1 35 0.2
Gabon 5.0 35 1.2
Morocco 3.3 35 28.2
Suriname 2.7 35 0.4
        
Nation/Area FR DT P
Verde 3.8 36 0.4
India 3.5 36 969.7
Myanmar (Burma) 4.0 36 46.8
Rwanda 6.2 36 7.7
Saint Lucia 2.6 36 0.1
Sierra Leone 6.5 36 4.4
Tunisia 3.3 36 9.3
Panama 2.8 37 2.7
Fiji 3.0 38 0.8
United Arab Emirates 3.8 38 2.3
Haiti 4.8 39 6.6
"Korea, North" 2.4 39 24.3
Guyana 2.6 40 0.8
Indonesia 2.9 40 204.3
New Caledonia 2.6 40 0.2
Albania 2.8 41 3.4
Jamaica 2.6 41 2.6
Qatar 4.3 41 0.6
Bahamas 1.9 42 0.3
Kyrgyzstan 3.0 43 4.6
Reunion 2.5 43 0.7
Turkey 2.7 43 63.7
Vietnam 3.1 43 75.0
St. Vincent/Grenadines 2.4 44 0.1
Chile 2.4 46 14.6
South Africa 3.2 46 42.5
Israel 2.9 47 5.8
Sri Lanka 2.3 47 18.7
Brazil 2.5 48 160.3
Dominica 2.0 48 0.1
Palau 3.1 50 0.0
Seychelles 2.1 50 0.1
Argentina 2.8 56 35.6
Azerbaijan 2.1 56 7.6
St. Kitts-Nevis 2.4 56 0.0
Antigua and Barbuda 1.7 58 0.1
Netherlands Antilles 2.1 59 0.2
Guadeloupe 2.2 60 0.4
Mauritius 2.1 60 1.1
Thailand 1.9 63 60.1
Macao 1.5 64 0.5
Singapore 1.7 64 3.5
China 1.8 67 1236.7
Martinique 2.0 71 0.4
Puerto Rico 2.1 71 3.8
Taiwan 1.8 73 21.5
"Korea, South" 1.7 75 45.9
Iceland 2.1 79 0.3
Trinidad and Tobago 2.0 79 1.3
Uruguay 2.3 85 3.2
Macedonia 2.0 86 2.1
New Zealand 2.0 86 3.0
Cyprus 2.1 90 0.7
Australia 1.8 100 18.5
Cuba 1.5 102 11.1
Armenia 1.6 108 3.8
United States 2.0 116 267.7
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1.6 122 3.6
Canada 1.6 127 30.1
Kazakstan 2.0 133 16.4
Malta 1.8 136 0.4
Liechtenstein 1.3 139 0.0
Ireland 1.9 147 3.6
Luxembourg 1.7 178 0.4
Barbados 1.5 204 0.3
France 1.7 204 58.6
Georgia 1.3 204 5.4
Norway 1.9 204 4.4
Netherlands 1.5 223 15.6
Switzerland 1.5 231 7.1
Finland l.g 257 5.1
Yugoslavia 1.8 279 10.6
Japan 1.5 289 126.1
San Marine 1.1 289 0.0
Slovakia 1.5 408 5.4
United Kingdom 1.7 433 59.0
Poland 1.6 573 38.6
Belgium 1.5 693 10.2
Moldova 1.8 866 4.3
Austria 1.4 990 8.1
Denmark 1.7 990 5.3
Greece 1.4 ZPG 10.5
Portugal 1.4 ZPG 9.9
Slovenia 1.3 ZPG 2.0
Spain 1.2 ZPG 39.3
Sweden 1.6 ZPG 8.9
Belarus 1.3 NPG 10.3
Bulgaria 1.2 NPG 8.3
Croatia 1.6 NPG 4.8
Czech Republic 1.2 NPG 10.3
Estonia 1.3 NPG 1.5
Germany 1.3 NPG 82.0
Hungary 1.5 NPG 10.2
Italy 1.2 NPG 57.3
Latvia 1.2 NPG 2.0
Lithuania 1.5 NPG 3.7
Romania 1.3 NPG 22.5
Russia 1.3 NPG 147.3
Ukraine 1.4 NPG 50.7


FR=fertility rate (live births/female). DT=doubling time in years. P=population in millions.
NPG=negative population growth. ZPG=zero population growth.

Table B - - By Nation/Area

        
Nation/Area FR DT P
Afghanistan 6.9 25 22.1
Albania 2.8 41 3.4
Algeria 4.4 29 9 29.8
Angola 7.2 22 11.6
Antigua and Barbuda 1.7 58 0.1
Argentina 2.8 56 35.6
Armenia 1.6 108 3.8
Australia 1.8 100 18.5
Austria 1.4 990 8.1
Azerbaijan 2.1 56 7.6
Bahamas 1.9 42 0.3
Bahrain 3.0 35 0.6
Bangladesh 3.6 35 122.2
Barbados 1.5 204 0.3
Belarus 1.3 NPG 10.3
Belgium 1.5 693 10.2
Belize 4.5 21 0.2
Benin 6.8 21 5.9
Bhutan 5.6 22 0.8
Bolivia 4.8 27 7.8
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1.6 122 3.6
Botswana 4.6 27 1.5
Brazil 2.5 48 160.3
Brunei 3.4 30 0.3
Bulgaria 1.2 NPG 8.3
Burkina Faso 6.9 23 10.9
Burundi 6.8 26 6.1
Cambodia 5.8 24 11.2
Cameroon 5.9 25 13.9
Canada 1.6 127 30.1
Central African Rep 5.1 28 3.3
Chad 5.9 28 7.0
Chile 2.4 46 14.6
China 1.8 67 1236.7
Cirenada 3.8 29 9 0. 1
Columbia 3.0 33 37.4
Comoros 6.8 19 0.6
Congo 5.3 30 2.6
Costa Rica 2.8 35 3.5
Cote d'Ivoire 5.7 27 15.0
Croatia 1.6 NPG 4.8
Cuba 1.5 102 11.1
Cyprus 2.1 90 0.7
Czech Republic 1.2 NPG 10.3
Denmark 1.7 990 5.3
Djibouti 5.8 30 0.6
Dominica 2.0 48 0.1
Dominican Republic 3.2 32 8.2
Ecuador 3.6 30 12.0
Egypt 3.6 34 64.8
El Salvador 3.9 27 5.9
Equatorial Guinea 5.9 27 0.4
Eritrea 6.1 24 3.6
Estonia 1.3 NPG 1.5
Ethiopia 6.6 25 58.7
Fed. States Micronesia 4.6 31 0.1
Fiji 3.0 38 0.8
Finland l.g 257 5.1
France 1.7 204 58.6
French Guiana 4.0 27 0.2
French Polynesia 3.1 35 0.2
Gabon 5.0 35 1.2
Gambia 5.9 28 1.2
Gaza 7.4 15 1.0
Georgia 1.3 204 5.4
Germany 1.3 NPG 82.0
Ghana 5.5 24 18.1
Greece 1.4 ZPG 10.5
Guadeloupe 2.2 60 0.4
Guam 3.3 29 9 0.2
Guatemala 5.1 23 1.2
Guinea 5.7 29 9 7.5
Guinea-Bissau 5.8 34 1.1
Guyana 2.6 40 0.8
Haiti 4.8 39 6.6
Honduras 5.2 22 5.8
Hungary 1.5 NPG 10.2
Iceland 2.1 79 0.3
India 3.5 36 969.7
Indonesia 2.9 40 204.3
Iran 4.7 26 67.5
Iraq 5.7 25 21.2
Ireland 1.9 147 3.6
Israel 2.9 47 5.8
Italy 1.2 NPG 57.3
Jamaica 2.6 41 2.6
Japan 1.5 289 126.1
Jordan 5.6 21 4.4
Kazakstan 2.0 133 16.4
Kenya 5.4 27 28.8
"Korea, North" 2.4 39 24.3
"Korea, South" 1.7 75 45.9
Kuwait 3.1 32 1.8
Kyrgyzstan 3.0 43 4.6
Laos 6.1 25 5.1
Latvia 1.2 NPG 2.0
Lebanon 3.2 32 3.9
Lesotho 5.2 27 2.0
Liberia 6.4 22 2.3
        
Nation/Area FR DT P
Libya 6.4 19 5.6
Liechtenstein 1.3 139 0.0
Lithuania 1.5 NPG 3.7
Luxembourg 1.7 178 0.4
Macao 1.5 64 0.5
Macedonia 2.0 86 2.1
Madagascar 6.1 21 14.1
Malawi 6.7 25 9.6
Malaysia 3.3 31 21.0
Maldives 6.2 19 0.3
Mali 6.7 23 9.9
Malta 1.8 136 0.4
Marshall Islands 7.2 17 0.1
Martinique 2.0 71 0.4
Mauritania 5.4 27 2.4
Mauritius 2.1 60 1.1
Mexico 3.1 32 95.7
Moldova 1.8 866 4.3
Mongolia 3.6 33 2.4
Morocco 3.3 35 28.2
Mozambique 6.5 26 18.4
Myanmar (Burma) 4.0 36 46.8
Namibia 5.4 27 1.7
Nepal 4.6 31 22.6
Netherlands 1.5 223 15.6
Netherlands Antilles 2.1 59 0.2
New Caledonia 2.6 40 0.2
New Zealand 2.0 86 3.0
Nicaragua 4.6 23 4.4
Niger 7.4 21 9.8
Nigeria : 6.2 23 107.1
Norway 1.9 204 4.4
Oman 6.2 20 2.3
Pakistan 5.6 25 137.8
Palau 3.1 50 0.0
Panama 2.8 37 2.7
Papua-New Guinea 4.7 30 4.4
Paraguay 4.5 25 5.1
Peru 3.5 32 24.4
Philippines 4.1 30 73.4
Poland 1.6 573 38.6
Portugal 1.4 ZPG 9.9
Puerto Rico 2.1 71 3.8
Qatar 4.3 41 0.6
Reunion 2.5 43 0.7
Romania 1.3 NPG 22.5
Russia 1.3 NPG 147.3
Rwanda 6.2 36 7.7
Saint Lucia 2.6 36 0.1
San Marine 1.1 289 0.0
Sao Tome and Principe 5.4 20 0.1
Saudi Arabia 6.4 23 19.5
Senegal 6.0 26 8.8
Seychelles 2.1 50 0.1
Sierra Leone 6.5 36 4.4
Singapore 1.7 64 3.5
Slovakia 1.5 408 5.4
Slovenia 1.3 ZPG 2.0
Solomon Islands 5.7 20 0.4
Somalia 7.0 22 10.2
South Africa 3.2 46 42.5
Spain 1.2 ZPG 39.3
Sri Lanka 2.3 47 18.7
St. Kitts-Nevis 2.4 56 0.0
St. Vincent/Grenadines 2.4 44 0.1
Sudan 5.0 33 27.9
Suriname 2.7 35 0.4
Swaziland 4.9 22 1.0
Sweden 1.6 ZPG 8.9
Switzerland 1.5 231 7.1
Syria 4.7 25 15.0
Taiwan 1.8 73 21.5
Tajikistan 3.7 30 6.0
Tanzania 6.3 23 29.5
Thailand 1.9 63 60.1
Togo 6.9 20 4.7
Trinidad and Tobago 2.0 79 1.3
Tunisia 3.3 36 9.3
Turkey 2.7 43 63.7
Turkmenistan 3.4 33 4.6
Uganda 6.9 24 20.6
Ukraine 1.4 NPG 50.7
United Arab Emirates 3.8 38 2.3
United Kingdom 1.7 433 59.0
United States 2.0 116 267.7
Uruguay 2.3 85 3.2
Uzbekistan 3.3 33 23.7
Vanuatu 5.3 24 0.2
Venezuela 3.1 33 22.6
Verde 3.8 36 0.4
Vietnam 3.1 43 75.0
West Bank 5.4 21 1.7
Western Sahara 7.0 24 0.2
Western Samoa 4.8 30 0.2
Yemen 7.2 20 15.2
Yugoslavia 1.8 279 10.6
Zaire 6.7 21 47.4
Zambia 6.1 33 9.4
Zimbabwe 4.4 26 11.4