- List of most highly-populated countries
This is a list of some of the high-populated countries, continents, and regions in the world.
Despite sustained domestic and international efforts to improve economic and demographic prospects,
Bangladeshremains a developing nation, in part due to its large population. [" [http://www.unfpa-bangladesh.org/pdf/success_05.pdf Reproductive Health and Rights is Fundamental for Sound Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation] ," United Nations Population Fund. Retrieved 17 July 2007.] Its per capita incomein 2006 was US$2300, compared to the world average of $10,200.
Recent (2005-2007) estimates of Bangladesh's population range from 142 to 159 million, making it the 7th most populous nation in the world. With a land area of 143,998 square kilometers (55,600 sq mi (143,998 km²), ranked 94th), the population density is remarkable. A striking comparison is offered by the fact that
Russia's population is only slightly smaller., Bangladesh boasts the highest population densityin the world, excluding a handful of city-states. Bangladesh's population growthwas among the highest in the world in the 1960s and 1970s, when the count grew from 50 to 90 million, but with the promotion of birth controlin the 1980s, the growth rate slowed. The total fertility rateis now 3.1 children per woman, compared with 6.2 three decades ago. The population is relatively young, with the 0–25 age group comprising 60%, while 3% are 65 or older.cite web |url=http://www.who.int/whr/2005/en/ |title=World Health Report 2005 |publisher= World Health Organization]
Bangladesh remains among the poorest nations in the world. Many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land. Nearly half of the population lives on less than 1 US$ per day.cite web |url=http://www.usaid.gov/policy/budget/cbj2005/ane/bd.html |title=Congressional Budget Justification - FY 2005 |publisher=USAID]
India and the People's Republic of China
India has a significant overpopulation problem. India is experiencing major problems with declining water tables due to over-extraction beyond
sustainable yield. India is building desalination plants to solve this problem. [http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=627] Because India has the same population density as Japan, some have claimed that India's poverty is caused by underdevelopment, not overpopulation. [ [http://pages.towson.edu/trhoads/AmericaOne.html Is America # One ] ]
However, if the
People's Republic of Chinaand Indiawere to consume as much resources per capita as United Statestogether they would require two planet Earths just to sustain their two economies. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4604556.stm Booming nations 'threaten Earth'] ] [ [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/01/0111_040112_consumerism.html As Consumerism Spreads, Earth Suffers, Study Says] ]
Worldwatch Institutesaid the booming economies of the People's Republic of China and India are planetary powers that are shaping the global biosphere. The State of the World2006 report said the two countries' high economic growthhid a reality of severe pollution. The report states:
:"The world's ecological capacity is simply insufficient to satisfy the ambitions of the People's republic of China, India, Japan, Europe and the United States as well as the aspirations of the rest of the world in a sustainable way." [ [http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0112-worldwatch.html China and India Key to Ecological Future of the World, Says Report] ]
This region is inhabited by mostly indigenous peoples. The resource base is stretched thin by
deforestationand inability of the fragile tropical forest soils to provide high yield agriculture. Decades of non- sustainable agricultureincluding considerable slash-and-burnactivity by native peoples have left the region unable to feed or support the present population (in terms of food, drinking water, sanitationand other factors). [ [http://www.aaas.org/international/ehn/waterpop/guata.htm Cèsar Barrientos, Asociacion para la Recuperacion, Manejo y Sana Emiento Ambiental and Victor Hugo Fernandez, "Guatemala Case Study"] ]
Haitiaverages approximately 250 people per square kilometre (650 per sq. mi.). Fertility rate (TFR) in Haiti is 4.86 lifetime births per woman (2007 est.). [ [http://www.indexmundi.com/haiti/total_fertility_rate.html Haiti Total fertility rate - Demographics] ] In 1925, Haiti was a lush tropical paradise, with 60% of its original forest covering the lands and mountainous regions. Since then, the population has cut down all but 2% of its forest cover, and in the process has destroyed fertile farmland soils, while contributing to desertification. [cite web |url=http://countrystudies.us/haiti/53.htm |title=Forestry |publisher= |accessdate=2006-09-18] Haiti remains one of the least-developed countries in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti now ranks 154th of 177 countries in the UN’s Human Development Index(2006). According to the CIA World Factbook, about 80% of the population lives in poverty. Haiti is the only country in the Americas on the WHOlist of Least Developed Countries. Unemploymentstaying high, rising sharply in the mid to late 90's peaking at 70% in 1999 (2000 CIA World Factbook is the source for that number), and then decreasing to the usual rates of around 50% in recent years.
Americans constitute approximately 5% of the world's population, but consume about 25% of the world’s resources, [ [http://www.illinoisrecycles.org/facts.html Illinois Recycling Association Recycling Facts] ] including approximately 26% of the world's energy. [ [http://www.solarenergy.org/resources/energyfacts.html SEI: Energy Consumption] ] The United States holds only around 3% of the world’s known oil reserves [ [http://www.nrdc.org/air/energy/fensec.asp NRDC: Reducing U.S. Oil Dependence] ] and generates approximately 30% of the world’s waste. [PDFlink| [http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/FAC/docs/ww092001.pdf Waste Watcher] |62.9 KiB ] [ [http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/08/31/alarm_sounds_on_us_population_boom/ Alarm sounds on US population boom - The Boston Globe] ] The average American's impact on the environment is approximately 250 times greater than the average Sub-Saharan African's. [ [http://www.mindfully.org/Sustainability/Consumption-Industrialized-Commercialized.htm Consumption Industrialized, Commercialized, Dehumanized, and Deadly] ] [ [http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/2006/Update59.htm October 4, 2006: U.S. Population Reaches 300 Million, Heading for 400 Million: No Cause for Celebration] ]
The energy used by other countries to produce the products that are imported into the US could be counted in addition to the 26% of the world's energy that is consumed doemestically in the US. Likewise, other developed countries are also comsuming additional energy in the form of that used for their imports of food or products. The US
Department of Energyhas made reference to this additional consumption but has not yet quantified it.Fact|date=April 2008 U.S. Census Bureaufigures show the U.S. populationgrew by 2.8 million between July 1, 2004, and July 1, 2005. If current birth rate and immigration rates were to remain unchanged for another 60 to 70 years, US population would double to approximately 600 million people. [ [http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=061001224856.fnpklj9e&show_article=1 US population to pass 300 million milestone] ] The United States had approximately one million people in 1700, and approximately five million in 1800. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1594/is_6_11/ai_67972378 Balancing ACT - population growth E: The Environmental Magazine] ]
Some people, such as
Julian Simon, counter this with the claim that through innovation, science, and technology, the United States creates more resources than it uses. [ [http://www.juliansimon.com/writings/Ultimate_Resource/ The Ultimate Resource II: People, Materials, and Environment ] ] Likewise, in an article in The New York Times, John Tierney said that all of the garbage produced in the United States fills up less than convert|10|sqmi|km2 of landfill per year, and that after the landfills are full, much of that land gets turned into parks. [ [http://www.williams.edu/HistSci/curriculum/101/garbage.html "Recycling ... Is Garbage" by John Tierney ] ] . However this view fails to take into account the energy that is lost when an item is buried instead of re-entering the materials stream.
Paul Ehrlich made the point that a state or nation may have a large land area or considerable wealth (which implies, by conventional wisdom, that overpopulation should not be at play), and yet be overpopulated. [Paul Ehrlich, "The Population Bomb", Buccaneer Books; Reprint edition (December 1995) ISBN 1568495870] The U.S. state of
Arizona, for example, has enormous land area, but has neither the carrying capacity of arable land or potable water [PDFlink| [http://earthtrends.wri.org/pdf_library/maps/2-4_m_WaterSupply2025.pdf Critical water basins worldwide] ] [ [http://www.crwua.org/az/crwua_az.htm Colorado River Water Users Association: Arizona] ] to support its population. While it imports food, using its wealth to offset this shortfall, that only serves to illustrate that it has insufficient carrying capacity. The only way that Arizona (and Southern California) obtains sufficient water is by extraction of water [ [http://www.udel.edu/inst/problems/colorado/ Stakeholders in the Colorado River] ] from the Colorado Riverbeyond its fair share [ [http://solutions.synearth.net/2002/12/24 Allocation by U.S. of Colorado River use beyond fair share] ] (and beyond its own carrying capacity of innate water resources), based on international standards of fair use per lineal mile of river. [ [http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Archives+and+Manuscripts/Kennedy.John+F/jfk_prez/whstaff/fa_dungan_wh.htm John F. Kennedy Library, Ralph A. Dungen #8.6 White House Files, Washington DC] ] [Abernethy, C. L., ed. Intersectoral Management of River Basins. Proceedings of an International Workshop on "Integrated Water Management in Water-Stressed River Basins in Developing Countries: Strategies for Poverty Alleviation and Agricultural Growth," Loskop Dam, South Africa, 1621 October 2000. Colombo, Sri Lanka: IWMI and German Foundation for International Development (DSE), 2001.; Mostert, E., ed. River Basin Management. Proceedings of the International Workshop, The Hague, 2729 October. UNESCO, 1999] [ [http://www.udel.edu/inst/problems/colorado/ Mexico's small share of Colorado River extraction] ] Recently Arizona has considered desalinationas a way to eliminate water shortages. [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0714FE3D5B0C778CDDAD0894DF404482]
According to the
California Department of Water Resources, if more supplies aren’t found by 2020, residents will face a shortfall nearly as great as the amount consumed today. Los Angelesis a coastal desert able to support at most 1 million people on its own water; the Los Angeles basin now is the core of a megacitythat spans convert|220|mi|km from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border. The region’s population is expected to reach 22 million by 2020, 28 million in 2035, and 33 million in 2050. The population of California continues to grow by more than a half million a year and is expected to reach 48 million in 2030. Water shortageissues are likely to arise well before then. California is considering using energy-expensive desalinationto solve this problem. [http://www.contracostatimes.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?articleId=6057081&siteId=571] [ [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070524005749&newsLang=en GE Makes Critical Investment in Southern California Seawater Desalination Project ] ] [ [http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/huntingtonbeach/article_1715555.php News: Huntington Beach desalination plant team selected - OCRegister.com ] ]
Ethiopiahas more fertile land per person than the United Kingdom. In the 1970s, the Ethiopian government seized the farmland from the farmers. This contributed to a 1984 - 1985 famine in Ethiopia. Ethiopia's famine is aggravated by high population growth, bad governance, inefficient agricultural policies, misplaced budgetary priorities, [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/712992.stm Ethiopia rejects war criticism] ] abject poverty, poor infrastructure, lack of access to fertilizersand pesticides, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and internal conflicts. [ [http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/mediterranean_quarterly/v015/15.2dagne.html Humanitarian Crises in Ethiopia and Eritrea] ] High population growth is a major factor. [ [http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/004/AB582E/AB582E03.htm Country Report - Ethiopia] ]
Ethiopia's population has grown from 18 million in 1950 to an estimated 77 million today [ [http://www.xist.org/charts/population2.aspx Countries with highest population for 1950, 2005 and 2050] ] and is projected to be about 170 million by 2050. [ [http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=58056 Ethiopia: Struggling to end food aid dependency] ]
FAOestimated on January 6, 2006, that more than 11 million people in the Horn of Africacountries may be affected by an impending widespread famine, largely attributed to a severe drought, and exacerbated by military conflicts in the region. [http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000206/index.html Millions of people are on the brink of starvation in the Horn of Africa] , Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) news release, 6 January 2006] These conditions of drought, together with other factors including high cereal prices, overpopulation in the region, and conflict, lead to 2006 Horn of Africa food crisis.
In a 2005 interview with the BBC, Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi said, "There is a lot of fertile land in the low lands of Ethiopia which is not being utilised." [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/4149925.stm BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | You asked Ethiopia's PM Meles Zenawi ] ] A 2005 article in The Economist states, "The state owns all the land in Ethiopia... One of two newly formed opposition groups, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), offered a liberal alternative: campaigning, among other things, for land to be privatised." [ [http://www.ethiopiafirst.com/news2005/Jan/A-Taste-of-Democracy.html news ] ]
deforestationwith resulting desertification, water resource degradation and soil loss has affected approximately ninety percent of Madagascar's previously biologically productive lands. Most of this loss has occurred since independence from the French, and is the result of local people trying merely to subsist. The country is currently unable to provide adequate food, fresh water and sanitation for its population.
Madagascar does not have secure property rights. [ [http://www.heritage.org/research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Madagascar Index of Economic Freedom ] ]
Madagascar's long isolation from the neighboring continents (it is the oldest island in the world, isolated for at least 65 million years) has resulted in a unique mix of plants and
Malagasy fauna, [ [http://www.earle.ca/pdffiles/madagascar_show.pdf Madagascar] ] many found nowhere else in the world; some ecologists refer to Madagascar as the "eighth continent". Unfortunately, Madagascar has lost 95% of its rainforestsduring the last 50 years. [cite book | title = The Eighth Continent: Life, Death, and Discovery in the Lost World of Madagascar | author = Peter Tyson | isbn = 0380975777 ]
Its environmental problems are caused especially by rapid
population growth. Extensive deforestationhas taken place in parts of the country. Slash-and-burnactivity, locally called "tavy", has occurred in the eastern and western dry forests as well as the on the central high plateau, reducing certain forest habitat and applying pressure to some endangered species. Slash-and-burn is a method sometimes used by shifting cultivators to create short-term yields from marginal soils. When practiced repeatedly, or without intervening fallow periods, the nutrient-poor soils may be exhausted or eroded to an unproductive state. The resulting increased surface runofffrom burned lands has caused significant erosion and resulting high sedimentation to western rivers. [ [http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0816.htm Impact of Population and Poverty on Rainforests] ] [ [http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=15345 Deforestation in Madagascar] ]
In addition, Madagascar's current population of 20 million is projected to increase to 46 million by 2050 and 62 million by 2100. [http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/longrange2/WorldPop2300final.pdf]
Malawicannot feed its present population of 13 million, and its population is expected to increase to 32 million in 2050, leaving the country almost certainly permanently dependent on international food aid to keep millions of its people alive. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/15/wimm15.xml UN predicts huge migration to rich countries - Telegraph ] ]
Niger, people cutting down trees for firewood created problems of deforestationand desertification. But then the country changed its economic policy, and started to allow private ownership of trees. Once the trees were treated as private property, people had an incentive to take care of them. People could thence make more money by caring for the trees and selling the fruit, instead of cutting the trees down for firewood. As a result, the deforestation was reversed, and the forest grew bigger. This happened, despite the fact that the human population was growing. By adopting property rights, the environment benefited, and the people became wealthier and better fed, even while the human population was growing. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/02/11/news/niger.php Trees and crops reclaim desert in Niger - International Herald Tribune ] ]
2005-06 Niger food crisiswas caused by an early end to the 2004 rains, desert locustdamage to some pasture lands, high food prices, and chronic poverty. The food shortageimpacts some 3.3 million people — including 800,000 children under age five — in some 3,815 villages. In January 16, 2006, the UN directed an appeal for US$ 240 million of food aid for West Africato feed at least 10 million people affected by the food crisis, with Niger being the worst-affected country. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4699643.stm Niger food crisis timeline] ] [ [http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=country_13&type=store&template=fullpage-en Niger] ]
In 1950, Niger had a population of just 2.5 million. Due to its high fertility (7.2 children per woman), Niger has a population of 13 million in 2008. Its population is projected to further increase to 53 million by 2050, 99 million by 2100, and 103 million by 2120. [http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/longrange2/WorldPop2300final.pdf]
Nigeriais the most populous country in Africa. The 2006 census gave a population of 140 million and Nigeria's population is projected to increase twofold to 289 million by 2050. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/15/wimm15.xml UN predicts huge migration to rich countries] ] According to the United Nations, Nigeria has been undergoing explosive population growthand one of the highest growth and fertility rates in the world. By UN projections, Nigeria will be one of the countries in the world that will account for most of the world's total population increase by 2050. [ [http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/pop918.doc.htm UN Press Release: World Population Increase] ] Health, health care, and general living conditions in Nigeria are poor. Life expectancyis 47 years (average male/female) and just over half the population has access to potable water and appropriate sanitation. Nigeria, like many developing countries, suffers from a poliocrisis as well as periodic outbreaks of cholera, malaria, and sleeping sickness. [cite news | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3556777.stm |title=Nigerian state thwarts polio push|publisher=BBC News |date= March 22, 2004|accessdate=2006-09-07] Between 1990 and 2005, the Nigerialost a staggering 79% of its old-growth forests. [ [http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20nigeria.htm Nigeria: Environmental Profile] ]
Nigeria is losing convert|1355|sqmi|km2 of rangeland and
croplandto desertificationeach year. About 35 million people in northern Nigeria are currently suffering from the effects of desertification. While Nigeria’s human populationwas growing from 33 million in 1950 to 140 million in 2006, a fourfold expansion, its livestockpopulation grew from 6 million to 66 million, an 11-fold increase. With the food needs of its people and land and the forage needs of cattle, sheep and goats exceeding the carrying capacity of its grasslands, the country is slowly turning to desert [ [http://www.earth-policy.org/Books/Out/Ote5_3.htm Protecting Cropland - Advancing Deserts] ] and Nigeria’s fast-growing population is being squeezed into an ever-smaller area. [ [http://ipsnews.net/riomas10/2608_8.shtml Desertification Threatens Economy, Food Security] ]
The combination of decades of
drought, desertification, and fast population growthexacerbate the Darfur genocide, because the Arab janjaweedand nomadsseek to exterminate non-Arabs in the south as Arab nomads search for water have to take their livestock further south, to land mainly occupied by non-Arab farming communities. [ [http://www.alertnet.org/db/blogs/1265/2007/06/30-100806-1.htm Looking to water to find peace in Darfur] ]
In addition, Sudan's current population of 39 million is projected to increase nearly twofold to 73 million by 2050. [http://esa.un.org/unpp/p2k0data.asp]
Ugandahad a population of approximately 5 million in 1950 and 7 million at independence in 1962. In 45 years, the population of Uganda has grown to 30 million. Uganda's population is projected to increase to 103 million by 2050 and 167 million by 2100, making Uganda the 12th most populated country in the world, with more people than Russia, Japan, Mexico, or Egypt. [http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/longrange2/WorldPop2300final.pdf] Its population will have increased 21-fold in 100 years and 34-fold in 150 years. Uganda currently has one of the fastest-growing, most fertile, and youngest populations in the world, with a population growth rate of 3.6% per year, a fertility rateof 6.8 children per woman, and a median age of 15 in 2007 according to the CIA World Factbook.
Uganda had 120 people per square km in 2005, putting it only 83rd on the
List of countries by population density. This was well above the world average of 45, or the African average of 28, but not high compared to some first world countries, being only slightly over the European Unionaverage of 118. However, it seems clear that Uganda's problems are aggravated by underdevelopment.
It should be noted that if
developing countrieswere to consume resources and produce pollution at the current U.S. per-capita level, it would require several planet Earths just to sustain their economies. [ [http://www.worldwatch.org/node/3893 State of the World 2006: China and India Hold World in Balance] ] [ [http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20050621T220000-0500_82859_OBS_HUMAN_CONSUMPTION_STRAINING_EARTH_S_RESOURCES___LALOR.asp Human consumption straining earth's resources] ]
During the late 20th century, farmers in Zimbabwe were growing enough food to feed the country. The country also grew enough extra food for export that it was known as "the breadbasket of southern Africa." [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6439013.stm BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Zimbabwe opposition leader held ] ] Since that time period, President
Robert Mugabeseized the farmland and exiled whiteand foreign farmers from the country [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2187453.stm BBC NEWS | Africa | Mugabe orders white farmers to leave ] ] labelling white farmers as "enemies of the state." [ [http://archives.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/africa/04/18/zimbabwe.land.03/ CNN.com - Zimbabwe President Mugabe labels white farmers 'enemies' - April 18, 2000 ] ] This later resulted in severe famine. However, the population growth of Zimbabwe is lower than many other African nations [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zi.html] . Nonetheless, Zimbabwe's current population of 13 million is projected to increase by 50% to 19 million by 2050. [http://esa.un.org/unpp/p2k0data.asp]
Europeis the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2.0% of the Earth's surface. The only continent smaller than Europe is Australia. It is the third most populous continent (after Asiaand Africa) with a population of 728,000,000 or about 11% of the world's population. Of the continents, Europe ranks first in population density. [ [http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0010531.html Europe] ] A century ago Europe had nearly a quarter of the world's population. The population of Europe has grown in the past century, but in other areas of the world (in particular Africaand Asia) the population has grown far more quickly. [http://esa.un.org/unpp UNPP, 2004 Revision World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision Population Database] . United NationsPopulation Division, 2005. Last accessed October 25, 2006.]
The average number of children per female of child bearing age is 1.52. In 2005 the
EUhad an overall net gain from immigrationof 1.8 million people, despite having one of the highest population densities in the world. This accounted for almost 85% of Europe's total population growth. [ [http://www.migrationinformation.org/Feature/display.cfm?ID=402 Europe: Population and Migration in 2005] ]
Netherlandsis the 23rd most densely populated country in the world, with 395 inhabitants per square kilometre [ [http://www.iaea.org/inisnkm/nkm/aws/eedrb/data/NL-gd.html Netherlands-Population Density] ] (1,023 sq mi)—or 484 people per square kilometre (1,254/sq mi) if only the land area is counted, since 18.4% is water.
Bangladeshand South Koreaare larger and more densely populated (hence have a larger population), and only Taiwanis smaller and has a larger population (hence a larger population density). There are 21 more countries (12 independent ones and 9 dependent territories) with a larger population density, but they all have a smaller population (hence a smaller area). If the water area is not counted then Taiwan is larger, and there are 16 more countries (9 independent ones and 7 dependent territories) with a larger population density.
As a result of these demographic characteristics the Netherlands has had to plan its land use strictly. Since 1946 the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment has been occupied with the national coordination of land use. Because of its high population density the Netherlands has also reclaimed land from the sea by
poldering. Between 1927 and 1968 an entire province, Flevolandwas created.
The United Kingdom is one of the most densely-populated countries in Europe, with 383 people per square kilometre (992/sq mi), [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=760. URL accessed 19 November 2006] making it second only to the Netherlands (see below). With 50,431,700 inhabitants, or 84% of the UK's total, [ [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/nugget.asp?ID=6 Population Estimates] National Statistics Online, August 24, 2006. URL accessed September 12, 2006] England is the most populous nation in the United Kingdom. In 2006, an estimated 491,000 migrants [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=494235&in_page_id=1770 Half a million migrants pour into Britain in a year] ] arrived to live in the UK for at least a year, while 400,000 people emigrated from the UK for a year or more. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/15/nemi115.xml Emigration soars as Britons desert the UK] ] Most new arrivals were heading for London and the South East. [ [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=260 National Statistics Online - Net immigration 191,000] ] The latest population projections for the country indicate that in 2031, the population of Britain would be 71 million, in 2050 it would reach 90 million and by 2081 the population could be 110 million. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7115155.stm BBC NEWS | UK | UK population may double by 2081 ] ]
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