Disadvantages of low or underpopulation

Disadvantages of low population or underpopulation

LOW/UNDER POPULATION refers to a situation where the number of people is less than the available resources within a given area

Disadvantages of low or underpopulation

  • A limited supply of labour.
  • Small market size for goods and services due to low demand.
  • It is expensive for the government to provide social services to a few users.
  • It leads to a low tax base hence low government revenue.
  • It leads to underutilization of resources such as minerals and land.

  • It leads to slow economic growth which leads to dependency on other countries for skilled labour and market.
  • It limits the level of innovation and invention since most of the resources are not put to use.