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Population

The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.
A significant aging in the next decades is projected for most regions of the world: Europe 34 % of the population is projected to be over 60 years old by 2050. In Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, the population will be transformed from having 11% to 12% of people over 60 years old today to more than 25% by 2050. Africa has the youngest age distribution of any major area, but it is also projected to age rapidly, with the population aged 60 years or over rising from 5% today to 9% by 2050.

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  • 11.2 bn by 2100

    Current world population of
    7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.

  • Young People

    Our planet has the largest youth population ever:

    Over one billion people are aged between 15-24.

  • China and India

    China + India remain the two largest countries, each with more than 1 bn people, representing 19 + 18% of the world’s population.

  • Africa 2015-2050

    With the highest population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth.

  • HALF of the world’s population growth is expected in NINE countries during 2015-2050:

    India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Indonesia and Uganda

  • In Africa 2015

    Children under age 15 account for 41% of the population.

    Young persons aged 15 to 24 account for a further 19%.

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