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.
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.
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%.