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Visualizing India’s Population Growth from 2022-2100

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Charting out India's population growth over the years

Visualizing India’s Population Growth from 2022-2100

For years, India has been on track to overtake China as the world’s most populated country.

In fact, we’ve covered this phenomenon in past articles, back when India was expected to overtake China’s population by the end of the decade.

However, according to the UN’s latest population prospects, this takeover is projected to happen sooner than previously expected—as early as next year.

This graphic by Pablo Alvarez provides an up-to-date chart of India’s population growth projections compared to other countries. Projection data from Our World in Data ranges from 1800 all the way to until 2100.

Some Historical Context

For over three centuries, China has had the largest population of any country in the world.

In the 1800s, China’s population was about 322 million, which was nearly double India’s at the time. And until the mid-20th century, both countries’ populations stayed relatively stable.

However, in 1949, China’s population started to experience dramatic growth. This occurred after the Chinese Civil War when the People’s Republic of China was first established.

Around the same time, India’s population had also started to increase. Since both countries were experiencing population booms, the status quo remained the same, and China kept its position as the world’s most populated country.

YearChina's PopulationIndia's Population
1950543,979,233357,021,106
1951553,613,990364,922,356
1952564,954,522372,997,192
1953577,378,687381,227,710
1954589,936,006389,731,408
1955603,320,152398,577,988
1956616,283,025407,656,598
1957630,003,022416,935,404
1958643,791,575426,295,767
1959652,179,197435,900,351
1960654,170,699445,954,573
1961655,260,384456,351,883
1962664,614,653467,024,195
1963683,903,564477,933,620
1964704,593,776489,059,307
1965723,846,349500,114,347
1966742,948,545510,992,615
1967761,006,267521,987,066
1968780,371,962533,431,917
1969801,430,969545,314,679
1970822,534,453557,501,303
1971843,285,425569,999,181
1972862,840,402582,837,969
1973881,652,084596,107,487
1974899,367,646609,721,954
1975915,124,664623,524,225
1976929,375,929637,451,444
1977942,581,333651,685,632
1978955,138,940666,267,761
1979968,298,969681,248,379
1980982,372,463696,828,379
1981997,259,502712,869,300
19821,013,483,168729,169,469
19831,029,226,907745,826,550
19841,044,172,200762,895,161
19851,060,239,983780,242,087
19861,077,770,524797,878,992
19871,096,851,842815,716,128
19881,115,889,802833,729,683
19891,134,414,721852,012,670
19901,153,704,251870,452,162
19911,170,626,176888,941,763
19921,183,813,393907,574,051
19931,195,855,556926,351,289
19941,207,286,682945,261,956
19951,218,144,429964,279,137
19961,228,298,833983,281,216
19971,237,801,4491,002,335,231
19981,246,836,1111,021,434,572
19991,255,433,2371,040,500,049
20001,264,099,0691,059,633,672
20011,272,739,5871,078,970,908
20021,280,926,1211,098,313,030
20031,288,873,3651,117,415,122
20041,296,816,7061,136,264,583
20051,304,887,5571,154,638,717
20061,313,086,5681,172,373,788
20071,321,513,2271,189,691,814
20081,330,167,1441,206,734,803
20091,339,125,5921,223,640,160
20101,348,191,3711,240,613,616
20111,357,095,4851,257,621,190
20121,366,560,8181,274,487,221
20131,376,100,3011,291,132,067
20141,385,189,6711,307,246,508
20151,393,715,4481,322,866,506
20161,401,889,6851,338,636,336
20171,410,275,9561,354,195,684
20181,417,069,4621,369,003,309
20191,421,864,0321,383,112,049
20201,424,929,7851,396,387,128
20211,425,893,4631,407,563,841
20221,425,887,3351,417,173,176
20231,425,671,3531,428,627,666
20241,425,178,7811,441,719,857
20251,424,381,9231,454,606,728
20261,423,255,2001,467,231,220
20271,421,809,0611,479,578,524
20281,420,045,5771,491,671,044
20291,417,974,6401,503,470,599
20301,415,605,9031,514,994,087
20311,412,946,0061,526,208,895
20321,410,012,8701,537,108,031
20331,406,810,3821,547,689,840
20341,403,314,8201,557,919,804
20351,399,547,5021,567,802,259
20361,395,546,7251,577,302,810
20371,391,338,4191,586,438,626
20381,386,952,0011,595,245,784
20391,382,367,1261,603,664,860
20401,377,556,9401,611,676,335
20411,372,522,3921,619,318,358
20421,367,267,0981,626,585,371
20431,361,737,2531,633,430,527
20441,355,912,8141,639,837,776
20451,349,756,9051,645,863,188
20461,343,210,2391,651,513,758
20471,336,262,9051,656,777,044
20481,328,873,6081,661,705,661
20491,321,004,2041,666,284,988
20501,312,636,3241,670,490,601
20511,303,756,6021,674,343,637
20521,294,381,0841,677,872,878
20531,284,539,8721,681,073,177
20541,274,244,7571,683,955,037
20551,263,512,5561,686,563,352
20561,252,371,9861,688,894,376
20571,240,879,9941,690,942,710
20581,229,126,1551,692,704,326
20591,217,157,9371,694,150,262
20601,205,020,6481,695,285,494
20611,192,805,2281,696,121,515
20621,180,553,3711,696,684,918
20631,168,316,2551,696,976,688
20641,156,145,6371,696,961,377
20651,144,050,9181,696,634,190
20661,132,053,3981,695,973,643
20671,120,182,1211,694,997,001
20681,108,424,5871,693,712,645
20691,096,787,1331,692,129,035
20701,085,287,6181,690,230,784
20711,073,902,3901,687,990,288
20721,062,612,8891,685,415,098
20731,051,380,9061,682,564,511
20741,040,194,8511,679,449,249
20751,029,035,6031,676,034,859
20761,017,860,4641,672,328,378
20771,006,663,1521,668,352,088
2078995,438,0141,664,100,419
2079984,185,3951,659,592,784
2080972,906,8891,654,856,929
2081961,612,9871,649,862,775
2082950,338,4101,644,678,011
2083939,100,1171,639,364,769
2084927,912,3831,633,888,924
2085916,808,8041,628,242,630
2086905,821,0241,622,427,549
2087894,960,2591,616,451,908
2088884,243,8891,610,366,043
2089873,694,7041,604,195,815
2090863,319,5371,597,908,860
2091853,111,7681,591,484,817
2092843,067,0311,584,943,122
2093833,162,1871,578,296,210
2094823,380,9811,571,569,445
2095813,718,7281,564,797,337
2096804,153,5921,557,945,215
2097794,673,4851,551,000,312
2098785,270,3151,543,990,233
2099775,944,4291,536,933,456
2100766,673,2681,529,850,116

China’s baby boom lasted two decades. But by the late 1970s, the Chinese government implemented a one-child policy in an attempt to slow things down and control population growth, out of fear that China was becoming overpopulated.

The plan worked—according to China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission spokesman Mao Qunan, the government’s efforts ended up reducing the number of births over the years by roughly 400 million.

China’s Population is Aging Faster Than India’s

These days, China has one of the most rapidly aging populations in the world. By 2040, it’s expected that 28% of the country’s population will be over the age of 60.

In contrast, India’s population is relatively young—half of its population is under 30, and only an eighth is over 60.

Does this mean that India’s GDP will eventually outpace China’s? Not necessarily.

As quoted in an article published in Business Standard, Madan Sabnavis, Chief Economist of the Bank of Baroda says that India needs to increase its labor participation, as well as general access to education, in order to reap the benefits of its increasing working-age population.

As of 2022, India’s workforce participation rate sits at 46%, compared to China’s 68%. How will this change in the future?

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Countries with the Highest (and Lowest) Proportion of Immigrants

Here, we highlight countries that are magnets for immigration, such as UAE and Qatar, as well as nations with very few foreign born residents.

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Countries with the Highest Proportion of Immigrants

For people living in cosmopolitan urban centers, it’s easy to overestimate the prevalence of immigrants around the world.

The median proportion of foreign-born people in all countries is just over 5%. In countries with a population greater than one million, only four are majority foreign-born, and only eight surpass the one-third mark.

Here are the top 20 countries with the highest proportion of immigrants in their populations:

CountryImmigrants as a percentage of population
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates88%
🇶🇦 Qatar77%
🇰🇼 Kuwait73%
🇧🇭 Bahrain55%
🇴🇲 Oman46%
🇸🇬 Singapore43%
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia39%
🇯🇴 Jordan34%
🇦🇺 Australia30%
🇨🇭 Switzerland29%
🇳🇿 New Zealand29%
🇱🇧 Lebanon25%
🇮🇱 Israel23%
🇨🇦 Canada21%
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan20%
🇸🇪 Sweden20%
🇦🇹 Austria19%
🇩🇪 Germany19%
🇬🇦 Gabon19%
🇮🇪 Ireland18%

Source: UN via World Population Review. Note: Only countries with a population of greater than one million are included.

The United Arab Emirates comes out on top for the highest proportion of immigrants in its population. Impressively, the small Middle Eastern nation ranks sixth in the world for total immigrant population (8.7 million people).

Other countries on the Arabian Peninsula also rank at the top of this list. In Qatar, current host of the 2022 World Cup, 3-in-4 people are immigrants. The high proportion of foreign workers in the country also results in an extreme demographic skew—approximately 75% of the population of Qatar is male.

The one extreme outlier in the region is war-torn Yemen, where only 1.3% of the population are immigrants.

Outside the Middle East, Singapore (43%) takes top spot, followed by Australia (30%).

Spotlight on U.S. Immigration

Although the United States is outside the top 20, it still has by far the most immigrants of any other country (50 million vs. 16 million in second-place Germany).

About 15% of people in the U.S. are immigrants—numbers which are comparable to the historic high in the late 19th century. The proportion of foreign-born people in the country has been on the rise since the 1970s, and is projected to continue rising in coming decades. Around 2030, immigration is expected to surpass natural increases as a driver of population growth.

Countries with the Lowest Proportion of Immigrants

A few countries are magnets for immigration, while a great many more receive very little immigration. This can simply be due to lack of demand, or because of more extreme circumstances such as war or a failing economy. In other cases, immigration policies may limit the number of people who can migrate to a country.

Here are the top 20 countries with the lowest proportion of immigrants in their populations:

CountryImmigrants as a percentage of population
🇨🇺 Cuba0.03%
🇨🇳 China0.07%
🇻🇳 Vietnam0.08%
🇮🇩 Indonesia0.13%
🇲🇬 Madagascar0.13%
🇲🇲 Myanmar0.14%
🇭🇹 Haiti0.17%
🇰🇵 North Korea0.19%
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka0.19%
🇵🇭 Philippines0.21%
🇲🇦 Morocco0.28%
🇮🇳 India0.35%
🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea0.35%
🇦🇫 Afghanistan0.37%
🇸🇴 Somalia0.37%
🇪🇷 Eritrea0.39%
🇭🇳 Honduras0.40%
🇬🇹 Guatemala0.47%
🇰🇭 Cambodia0.47%
🇹🇳 Tunisia0.51%

Cuba has the lowest level of foreign-born people in its population. The Caribbean nation makes it very difficult for foreign nationals obtain permanent residency.

China comes in second last. In absolute terms, the million or so immigrants living in China may sound like a lot, but pales in comparison to the overall population of 1.4 billion.

Interestingly, Japan–which is the poster child for low immigration–isn’t on the list above. The country’s foreign-born population sits at just over 2%.

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Ranked: Gen Z’s Favorite Brands, Compared with Older Generations

Which brands win the most with Gen Z compared to older generations? From TikTok to Capri Sun, this ranking looks at Gen Z’s favorite brands.

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Gen Z’s Favorite Brands, Compared with Older Generations

Generation Z’s favorite brands, in absolute terms, aren’t wildly different from preferences of other generations, with Walmart, Google, and Netflix ranking high. But when it comes to the brands that do the best with Gen Z compared to their elders, the list shakes up dramatically.

This ranking uses consumer preference data from Morning Consult to show which brands are favored considerably more by Gen Z when compared to the general public. A brand’s rank is determined by the difference in favorability between Gen Z’s survey responses and the average of all U.S. adult respondents.

Note: Gen Z is the generation born between 1997-2012. Favorability in this ranking is measured using the share of a generation who said they have a “very” or “somewhat” favorable opinion of said brand.

Brands Preferred by Gen Z

Compared to Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers, who may not care as much for these 20 brands, Gen Z—currently between 9-25 years old—loves them. Let’s dive in:

RankBrandFavorability Difference U.S. Adult FavorabilityGen Z Favorability
#1TikTok+3039%69%
#2Discord+2921%50%
#3Snapchat+2935%64%
#4Instagram+2548%73%
#5Cash App+2541%66%
#6Spotify+2347%70%
#7Shein+2222%44%
#8Trolli+2124%45%
#9Twitch+2121%42%
#10Apple Pay+2039%59%
#11DoorDash+18.746.7%65.5%
#12Fenty Beauty+18.617.1%35.7%
#13Reddit+17.833.0%50.7%
#14Twitter+17.333.7%50.9%
#15Epic Games+17.124.9%42.0%
#16Roblox+16.822.0%38.7%
#17Vans+16.551.7%68.2%
#18Xbox+16.448.4%64.8%
#19Capri Sun+16.260.4%76.6%
#20PlayStation+15.956.4%72.2%

Note: Differences may not add up exactly due to rounding.

Unsurprisingly, TikTok takes the top spot. The app that is frequently used to poke fun at older generations and that in many ways is a reflection of Gen Z culture, is 30 points more favorable with the young generation than others.

Members of Gen Z are the first true “digital natives”—meaning they were raised in the age of digital technology. As a result, many of their favorite brands are either some kind of social media platform and/or digital service, like Apple Pay, Snapchat, or Spotify. In fact, eight of Gen Z’s top 10 favorites on the above list are digital brands.

Another distinguishing feature of consumers in this generation is that they’re more likely to care about brand ethics and sustainable consumption than other generations.

However, one brand among their top 20 that defies that sentiment is the Chinese clothing company, Shein. This fast fashion company’s model promotes a culture of mass clothing hauls and thus, clothing waste—making it far from environmentally conscious. Shein has also come under fire recently for violating labor laws in its Chinese production facilities. And yet 44% of Gen Zs have a good impression of the brand, and it particularly does well with Gen Z women.

Interestingly, members of Gen Z in the U.S. are also the first cohort to have strong awareness of Chinese brands more generally.

Gen Z vs. Millennials

Two generations that are often lumped together, Gen Z and Millennials have some considerable differences when it comes to their favorite brands. Here’s a brief look at some of the brands that do better with Gen Z compared to Millennials specifically, using favorability difference:

  • TikTok: 14.2
  • Crocs: 13.4
  • Pixar: 8.1
  • Morphe: 6.1

Compared to their generational neighbors, one interesting standout is Crocs—the utilitarian, but highly-customizable foam clogs—which almost 60% of Gen Zs see as favorable compared to only 46% of Millennials.

Gen Z’s Favorite Brands Overall

While Gen Z differentiates itself from the older generations in many ways, a lot of the overall favorites still align with everyone else’s.

RankBrandFavorability
#1YouTube86.2%
#2Google83.9%
#3Netflix82.2%
#4Amazon80.3%
#5M&Ms79.8%
#6Walmart79.8%
#7Target79.7%
#8Doritos79.3%
#9Kit Kat79.0%
#10Oreo78.6%
#11Gatorade78.5%
#12Nike78.4%
#13Cheetos77.5%
#14Dollar Tree77.4%
#15Sprite77.4%
#16Pringles76.7%
#17Capri Sun 76.6%
#18Pixar76.6%
#19Skittles76.3%
#20Apple75.9%

Removing the favorability difference score reveals that many of the most popular brands overall still win out, such as Netflix, Google, and Amazon.

Gen Z Trends

Overall, the report found that it’s hard for brands to win with Gen Z. Across all brands that were scored, 33% of the general American public rated them as favorable, but for Gen Z respondents the number dropped to 27%.

In general, Gen Z tends to value conscious consumption and subsequently, brands that can meet those expectations. Digital services and products also do well with this generation that has never known a world without internet.

As more and more Gen Zers enter the labor market and grow their consumer power, they will be an important generation to watch.

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