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.