Dhaka     Thursday   13 August 2020

Bangladesh’s population likely to be halved in 2100

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Published: 12:55, 15 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
Bangladesh’s population likely to be halved in 2100

The population of Bangladesh will decrease to 8.13 crore in next 80 years. The demography, however, will be further reduced if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) announced by the United Nations are achieved by 2030.

A major study published on Wednesday in ‘The Lancet’ made the projection.

It said the world’s population will reach 880 crore by 2100. However, the number is two billion fewer than current UN projections. 

The study foresees new global power alignments shaped by declining fertility rates and greying populations.

According to the study, the population of Bangladesh was 15.69 crore in 2017. It is likely to decrease to 8.13 crore in 2100. Of course, the demography will be further reduced to 7.41 corre if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are achieved by 2030. The population of Bangladesh may hit a peak nearly 17.34 crore in 2039.

The study foresees birth rate reduction of nearly half in next 80 years. In 2017, the birth rate in Bangladesh was about 2 percent. It may be 1.19 in 2100. However, the birth rate may be reduced to 1.17 if SDGs are achieved.

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