The chart below gives information about the growth of urban population in certain parts of the world including the prediction of the future. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

-[Harpreet Singh Dhillon] 
The given column graph depicts the increase in the percentage of urban population in
Africa, Asia, Latin America / Caribbean and the whole world from 1950 to 2000 and also
gives predictions for 2030. It can be seen that population escalated in all given areas of the
world and is expected to grow further.

In 1950, Latin America and the Caribbean had the maximum urban population, which
constituted 42% of the total population. In contrast, Asia and Africa had much lesser people
living in cities at 14% and 12% of the total population respectively. Just under a third of the
population was of urbanites in the whole world in 1950.

In 2000, Africa and Asia saw an almost threefold increase in urban population. In both these
areas city population became approximately 38% of the total. Latin America and the
Caribbean had over two thirds of the population in cities. However, the whole world had
almost equal number of rural and urban people in 2000.

It is predicted that by 2030 the urban population will continue to grow in all areas by 10-
15%. Almost 80% of people in Latin America and Caribbean are expected to live in cities,
whereas in the whole world the percentage of urbanites is estimated to be 60%.

Overall, it is clear that urban population has grown in all the given areas and is expected to
grow in the future.

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