Essay On Population Growth

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Population is the total number of individuals living in a country, city, or any district or area. On the other hand, population growth is the elevation in the number of individuals in a population. The impact from population growth is on the nation’s economy as well as their environment. Due to the in-proportionate number of births and number of deaths every year, this led to a rapid growth in human population. The issue was more distinct between 1900 and 2000, when the increase was three times as great as the increase during the entire previous history of humankind from 1.5 to 6.1 billon. At the rate which population growth is increasing, we may experience overpopulation in the near future. This occur when the earth is unable to carry the existing human population capacity. If Singapore’s population continues to…show more content…
When Singapore experience overpopulation due to the increase in population, there will not be enough land to contain everyone. This will lead to housing issue as there will not be sufficient space available to build flats for everyone. In the long run, due to the limited amount of homes available, this will lead to an inflation in price for houses. Without proper housing for all, there will be people whom are homeless and be living on the streets where personal hygiene will be compromises. (SOLUTIONS TO OVERPOPULATION BRIEFLY) As of end June 2015, the total population in Singapore is 5.54M consisting of 3.90M of Residents (3.38M of Citizens and 0.53M PRs), and 1.63M of Non-Resident. Although citizen population grew by 1.0% and growth of the non-resident population dipped from 2.9% in 2014 to 2.1% in 2015, Singapore might experience overpopulation. We are starting to experience overpopulation as seen by the congestion in our public transports on a daily basis and the demand of houses. This is caused by the increase in population both local and also foreigners influx. Although more couples are getting married, there’s not enough child birth, hence
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