Advantages of low or underpopulation




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

Advantages of low or underpopulation

  • It avails enough land for agriculture and settlement.
  • It minimizes the problem of congestion and overcrowding.
  • The dependency ratio is low and this may encourage savings and investments.
  • Less possibility of slum development since people are few.
  • Less government expenditure on the provision of social services.
  • Social conflicts over land are not likely to come up because of a sparse population.
  • It avails people with enough food hence reducing the possibility of famine.




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