Population are indigenous people that live on planets within the galaxy. Population under 10 units do not reproduce, while population over 10 units will. Population will grow at a rate of 1/3 of the current population each turn, unless Birth Control is implemented.
Population that exceeds the planetary population maximum, will result in extra Resources being consumed.
Population requires Agriculture as a food source. Population will consume one agriculture unit per unit of population each turn. During the Production Phase, each population unit will produce 1 resource and 2 agriculture units up to the maximum Resource and Agriculture for the planet. For an example, the player’s home world maximum agriculture is 75, so at most 75 units of agriculture can be produced each turn. The same applies for resources.
Population can be transported via Freighters to other planets. Population will not reproduce while as Cargo in a freighter.