The chart below shows the growth in the population (in millions) in some of the world’s largest cities in three different years.

Jun 28, 2021 / Academic / 6:49 pm

A clear cut analysis of the population growth of five major cities in the world between 1970 and 2010 is depicted in the given bar chart.

 Overall, it is clear that when Tokyo was marked as the most populated city, Bombay stood at the top among these cities in case of growth rate over the period.

As per the chart, between 1970 and 1990, notable growth of the urban population happened in Tokyo, Bombay and Jakarta, and this was nearly by 7 million. By 1990, the population statuses of these three cities were over 23 million, 12 million and 8 million respectively. However, in New York and Shanghai, the demographic figures were about 16 and 13 million respectively with a growth rate of just 1 to 2 million.

In the next two decades city-dwellers almost doubled to hit over 26 million in Bombay. The situation was very much similar in Jakarta, when the figures rose over 18 million from just its half. Shanghai was the city where the next highest climb was recorded. When it recorded a rise of 7 million, in Tokyo, the growth was 5 million, which made it remain the top most populated among the five. The least growth was recorded in New York, and this was just a million.