India's census shows 1.2 BB population; to overtake China by 2030

While the world is focusing on China with it's 1.3 BB people.  India is slowly creeping up.  Their latest census put the numbers at 1.2 BB people.  So while we like China's growth rate, India should be catching up and passing.  

If they continue growing in population faster than China, they will overtake China in population by 2030.  As we have said on many occasions, demographics matter.  They matter a lot.  Via Myway:  
India is now home to 17 percent of all people in the world as its population climbed to 1.21 billion in 2011, though growth actually slowed for the first time in 90 years, census officials said Thursday.

The South Asian nation still saw a double digit jump in people, adding 181 million in the past 10 years, said C. Chandramouli, the census commissioner. The 17.6 percent increase was down from 21.5 in the 2001 count.

The last time India showed slowing in population growth was in the 1921 census.
United Nations projections still show that India could overtake China and its 1.34 billion people as the world's most populous nation by 2030, though Chandramouli said a more rigorous analysis of data would be needed before India made its own projections.


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