The United Nations World Population Prospects predicts very different demographic patterns across a range of countries. The major trend is that most of Europe is in long-term decline (except the UK) as deaths exceed births, but there is still a lot of future growth to come from certain regions across the globe, one of which is sub-Saharan Africa. However, that growth is driven not by South Africa, but by our neighbours.
Forecast population growth between 2010 and 2050 by country are ranked from lowest to highest growth below:
Country Forecast Population Growth (2010 to 2050) China 4.64% South Africa 12.50% United Kingdom 16.91% United States 27.17% Australia 33.53% Botswana 39.43% Zimbabwe 75.40% Nigeria 82.66% Mozambique 88.62% Kenya 109.02% Uganda 170.06%
Slower population growth points to slower property price growth. Massive opportunities exist in countries like Kenya and Uganda.