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If we look at the world, we found the biggest of our problems lies in our rapid growth in population. More people means more consumers, more trash, more pollution. The day is not far away when the governments will have to put a ban on reproduction. China already had practiced this as the “One-child-policy.” In this particular policy, parents were allowed to have only one child with the flexibility of a second. About half the people were granted to birth their second child. Many experts also deny that overpopulation and overconsumption is not the real problem, mentioning the fact that the world’s wealthiest 20% consume over 86% of the goods while the poorest 20% consume only 1.3%. These are the facts about the population that we need to know and decide for ourselves.
The world reached the mark of 7.6 billion people as of mid-2017.
Just 12 years
The world population added about one billion new inhabitants from 2002-2016.
Poverty death rate
The death rate of people living in poverty has extended at a huge rate still it is not enough to compensate for the rapid growth of population.
The birth rate
Approximately 83 million people are added to the population per year and the numbers are rising.
The terrifying numbers
The population is expected to reach a figure of 8.6 billion by 2030.
There are about 51% of males and 49% of females in the world.
The average age where half the people are younger and half are old is 30 years.
Despite all the debate, the birth rate in poor countries is rapidly growing.
9 countries are on the focus
From 2017-2050 only nine countries will contribute to half of the population growth, they are – India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the United Republic of Tanzania, the United States of America, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Indonesia
Africa and Asia
More 3/4th of the population lives in Asia i.e. 60% and Africa i.e. 17%.
Africa will have a contribution of 26% of the total population by 2050.
The indigenous population is just about 5% where the population living in poverty is 15%.
Nigeria will surpass the population of the United States of America by 2050.
India and China
India and China will have about a population of 1.44 billion both by 2024.
The senior mark
The global population of people age 60 and above is growing at a rate of 3% per year.
Expected aged population
The population of old people is expected to be about 1.4 billion in 2030.
80 and above
The global population of people aged 80 and above will rise to 2.1 billion in 2050.
The fertility index
The global fertility index will fall years later in 2095 to 2.0 children per mother.
The life expectancy will rise from 71 years to 77 years by 2045.
Babies all around
9% of the population was under the age of 5 in 2017.
The younger population
90% of young people aging 10-24 live in developing countries.
Under the age of 15
Children below the age of 15 make for about 26% of the global population.
Birth vs death
The birth rate is about 4.3 per second and the death rate is about 1.8, which means the population growth is 2.5 per second.
1/3 of the births are either accidental or unwanted pregnancies.
If Facebook was a country
If all the facebook owned apps merged to make a country, it would be the most populated country with a population of 2.5 billion people.