Opinion

Is New Zealand’s population too low?

Brian Gaynor
Sat, 22 Jan 2022

Is New Zealand’s population too low?
The number of New Zealanders aged under 24 is projected to decrease from 1.71 million to 1.6 million. (Image: Bob Ward/Pexels)
Brian Gaynor
Sat, 22 Jan 2022
A recent United States Census Bureau press release, which estimated that the global population expanded by a further 74.2 million in 2021, reconfirms that population growth will continue to be a major issue in the years ahead.According to the Census Bureau, the world’s population swelled from just 1.65 billion in 1900 to 2.558 billion in 1950 and 7.869 billion at the end of 2021.Growth is expected to continue, with the US agency projecting a global population of 9.741 billion by 2050, with the 10 billion mark expected to be reached in 205...

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