10 year population growth
Cities look set to be more productive than the countries they reside in, as measured by forecasts for gross domestic product (GDP). A high and growing GDP generally means a talented workforce and this comes hand in hand with demand for real estate. This chart uses forecasts from Oxford Economics, an economic research firm. It considers how productive each area looks set to become in the next 10 years.
Productivity vs. population: 10 years of global cities
To be a successful global city, there needs to be a strong, growing – and productive – population. This chart plays back some of the expected increases in people (in millions) and the productivity of those people (as measured by Gross Domestic Product or GDP). The ideal place to be here is heading towards the top-right corner of the chart. Filter options by region or take a look at the top cities of the Schroders Global Cities Index.