Population Growth: Average Annual Population Added
This chart displays the average annual number of persons added during each time period.
The largest numeric growth occurred in the 1990s and 1970s, followed by the 1940s.
The first decade of the 20th Century stands out among periods before WWII, with growth that surpassed even the 1950s and 1980s.
Two recessions in the 2000s resulted in slower growth compared with the 1990s and the slow recovery lingered into the early 2010s; PRC’s population estimates show growth between 2014 and 2015 surpassing the 50,000 threshold for only the third time in the past 18 years.