01 Jan The World’s Largest Populated Country
The World’s Largest Populated Country
The current population of China is 1,412,011,721 as of Wednesday, December 13, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
China population is equivalent to 18.67% of the total world population.
China ranks number 1 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
The population density in China is 150 per Km2 (389 people per mi2).
The total land area is 9,388,211 Km2 (3,624,807 sq. miles)
58.2 % of the population is urban (819,767,019 people in 2017)
The median age in China is 37.3 years
The world population has been increasing drastically, factors contributing to that are various, today we look at the largest populated country in the world: China, its located in the Asian continent. Large populations have significant pro’s and con’s to them here are some pointers advantages and disadvantages to large populations
Financial Returns of Having a Large Population
- When a population is above the optimum size, the country will be able to make better use of its resources.
- The size of markets will increase. This enables business/organizations to take greater advantage of economies of scale.
iii. There may be an increase in factor mobility if the rise has resulted from an increase in the birth rate or immigration. Expanding industries can recruit new workers to the labour force. These people are likely to be familiar with new ideas and methods. If this is the case, firms’ training costs will be reduced.
- Extra demand is generated. This is likely to stimulate investment and this may lead to introduction of new technology.
- A rise in the labour force presently due to net immigration and in the future, caused by a rise in the birth rate. Net immigration will bring in more workers. More children being born will increase the dependency ratio in the short term but in the long term, will result in more workers, thus said there’s also some short coming that can be anticipated by an enormous population
Shortcomings of a Large Population
A large population affects every person’s daily life, even the livelihood. First, traffic is susceptible to congestion. Private cars easily get stuck in traffic block for long at rush hour. Public transportation such as trains, buses and subways get increasing crowded. All above make it inconvenient for us to go around and travel. Moreover, it’s also very difficult to find a job due to a great deal of job-wanted persons today. The young, especially graduates, are suffering great pressure. In addition, residents have difficulty in entering schools and hospitals for education and treatments. Waiting in endless queues for hours to get tickets or register is common in largely populated countries. The worst thing is that many people can’t afford the high costs today. Housing and commodity prices become prohibitive in cities, which leaves citizens breathless with stress.
Social Issues | Excessive Population | Economic Disparities
For one thing, an excessive population brings about a series of social issues. First, it restricts economic growing seriously. An unbalanced development creeps up. Economic disparities between different regions are increasing. China’s GDP stands at a high point in the world, but the amount on average still stays at a low level. Besides, an aging population has already affected the society. Stress on welfare becomes greater because of large expense on pension benefits and medical security. As a result, outlay on national defence budget will be influentially reduced.
Conflicts & Contradictions
A populace which contains different minorities and religions will easily cause conflicts and contradictions, which can hinder the progress towards harmonious society. Finally, it’s hard for everyone to benefit from education, a lower quality of population leaves a negative image on many foreigners. That is another factor which inhibits development of the country.
Apart from a scramble for resources and a depleted environment, there’s also many positive things to learn from large populated countries as they are inevitably forced to become resourceful, due to a scare resource base due to over population imbalance