Definition of zero population growth in English:

zero population growth


  • The maintenance of a population at a constant level by limiting the number of live births to only what is needed to replace the existing population.

    ‘Today, German women are having less than 1.4 children each - only two thirds the level needed to maintain zero population growth.’
    • ‘With a population of 7,587,000, Austria has maintained zero population growth in the last half of the twentieth century.’
    • ‘Our supposedly rapacious western culture has reached near zero population growth.’
    • ‘The population of the United States is not on an exponential growth pattern, it's approaching zero population growth, even with immigration.’
    • ‘What are the implications of fertility rates well below zero population growth and the increasingly high value placed on having ever fewer children, especially in industrialized societies?’
    • ‘Fertility rates have dropped dramatically in many parts of the world, and much of Europe is at or near zero population growth.’
    • ‘In the developed world, we've pretty much hit zero population growth.’
    • ‘The planet has plenty of people, and will have long after zero population growth is reached around 2050.’
    • ‘For the first time in Australia's history, zero population growth is both an aspiration and a looming possibility.’