dense, large
small, sparse
overall, total

The country has a total population of 65 million.


the growing Hispanic population in the United States

global, local, national, world
indigenous, native
adult, ageing/aging, elderly, young, youthful
female, male
black, white
Hispanic, Latino, etc.
active, working

Most of the economically active population is employed in the primary industries.

civil, civilian
prison, school
rural, urban

The general population was against the measures.


natural populations of plants and animals

diverse, heterogeneous

a diverse population of over 100 nationalities


plagues that can destroy human populations

bird, fish, plant, etc.

The estuary is home to the largest breeding population of birds in Australia.

be sth, stand at sth

The population now stands at about 4 million.

reach sth
exceed sth
double, grow, increase, rise

The population fluctuated between 16 000 and 31 000.

decline, decrease, dwindle, fall, shrink
comprise sth, consist of sth
inhabit, live, reside

The majority of the population lives in these two towns.

A quarter of the population was residing in rural areas.


As populations age, funding retirement becomes more expensive.

levels, size
data, estimate, figures, projections, statistics, trends

No reliable population estimates exist.

growth, increase

India's population growth rate has been more than twice that of China's.

boom, explosion

the population boom which followed World War Two

decline, decrease, loss, reduction
change, movement, shift

the major factors of population change

huge population shifts within metropolitan regions


research in matters of sexual health and population control

census, survey

major population centres/centers along the coast

a decline in population, an increase in population
the growth of population

The rapid growth of population led to an acute shortage of housing.

per head of population (esp. BrE)

The income per head of population was under £1 000 per annum.

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