people, populace, inhabitants, residents, natives, denizens, citizenry, citizens, folk:
In those days there was no one to look after the legal rights of the population.
large | small, sparse | overall, total
The country has a total population of 65 million.
| global, local, national, world | indigenous, native | adult, ageing, elderly, young, youthful | female, male | black, white | active, working
Most of the economically active population is employed in the primary industries.
| student | civil, civilian | prison, school | rural, urban | general
The general population was in favour of the National Health Service.
POPULATION + VERB
be sth, stand at sth
The population now stands at about 4 million.
| reach sth | exceed sth | double, grow, increase, rise | decline, decrease, fall | consist of sth | live
The majority of the population live in these two towns.
POPULATION + NOUN
levels, size | density | data, estimate, figures, projections, trends
No reliable population estimates exist.
| growth, increase | decline, loss | ageing | explosion | census | centre
major population centres along the coast
a decline/an increase in population, the growth of population
The rapid growth of population led to an acute shortage of housing.
| per head of population
The income per head of population was under £1,000 per annum.
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