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World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights. 10 Key Findings

United Nations Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, (2019)

The world’s population is projected to grow from 7.7 billion in 2019 to 8.5 billion in 2030 (10% increase), and further to 9.7 billion in 2050 (26%) and to 10.9 billion in 2100 (42%). The population of sub-Saharan Africa is projected to double by 2050 (99%). Other regions will see varying rates of increase between 2019 and 2050: Oceania excluding Australia/New Zealand (56%), Northern Africa and Western Asia (46%), Australia/New Zealand (28%), Central and Southern Asia (25%), Latin America and the Caribbean (18%), Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (3%), and Europe and Northern America (2%).

World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights.

United Nations Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, (2019)

By 2100, new UN figures show that 4 of today’s 10 most populous nations will be replaced by African countries. Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico—where populations are projected to stagnate or decline—will drop out. In their place: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Egypt. All 4 are projected to more double in population. Top 10 rankings in population growth by 2100 include only 2 non-African nations—Pakistan and the US. c1China will shrink by 374 million fewer people—more than the entire US population.

Worldometers - real Time world statistics

Dadax, (2019)

Worldometers is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. Worldometers is owned by Dadax, an independent company. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation

Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development

Palanivel, T. , et al., Eds.: United Nations Development Programme, (2016)

Asia-Pacific Human Development Report

Gapminder: Don’t Panic – The Facts About Population

Eds.: Gapminder, (2019)

Don’t Panic” is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013.

If The World Were 100 People

GOOD Video, Eds.: TEDEd, (2019)

What would society look like if the world's population was only 100 people? In this video, GOOD Magazine uses data to uncover the answer. Accessed Febr. 28,2019

Die Welt - Ein Dorf

DSW Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung, (2017)

Wenn die Welt nur ein Dorf mit 100 Einwohnern wäre....

World Population Dashboard

United Nations Population Fund, (2019)

The World Population Dashboard showcases global population data, including fertility rate, gender parity in school enrolment, information on sexual and reproductive health, and much more. Together, these data shine a light on the health and rights of people around the world, especially women and young people. The numbers here come from UNFPA and fellow UN agencies, and are updated annually. Accessed 26 February 2019

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