- MOST POPULOUS COUNTRIES
The world’s population is approximately 7.43 billion. The two most populous nations are China with 1.4 billion, India with 1.3 billion, The United States with 324 million, Indonesia with 260 million and Brazil with 209 million. The two most populous countries almost make up almost half of the world’s population.
- WORLD POPULATION GROWTH
While our numbers is increasing, the rate of world population growth has reduced. From 1950 to 2010 the global population of the world nearly tripled in size, today, our population is growing by 1.18 percent per year compared to a growth rate of 1.24 percent per year only ten years ago. By 2050 it is estimated that there will be ten billion people on earth.
- HOW WOMEN AFFECT POPULATION NUMBER
Women are very essential when it comes to the human race, giving birth to 100% of the population. Women are often faced with little or no health care option, in the sub-Sahara for every 100,000 babies born, 510 women die from maternal causes.
- CHILD MARRIAGE
Despite prohibition child marriage remains around the world. More than 700 million women in the world were married before the age of 18 with around 15 million girls forced into marriage in 2015 alone. Gender equality and girl child empowerment should be encouraged to help reduce this
- GIRL-CHILD EDUCATION
62 million girls are denied education every year around the world, and around 25% of young women in developing nations ages 15-24 never finished primary school
- INCREASE IN THE POPULATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE
About 1.8 billion people around the world are between the ages 10-24. Many of these people are concentrated in developing countries. About 52% of the world’s population is under 30 years old.
- DEATH AND BIRTH RATE
It is estimated that every second there are 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths, which adds up to a net population growth of 2.5 people per second. Every 20 minutes, 3,000 people are born into the world
- FOOD EXPORTATION
36 of the 40 poorest and hungriest countries in the world actually export food to wealthier nations
- DEATH BY COMPLICATIONS IN PREGENANCY
Complications in pregnancy is the second leading killer of adolescent girls in developing countries. Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls under age 18 give birth, and many become pregnant before they are physically mature. Tens of thousand of adolescent die annually of causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
There are more people migrating than ever before. In 2013, some 232 million were international migrant, up to 175 million in 2000. Half of all international migrants live in just 10 countries, with the top five estimation being the United States, the Russian federation, German, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates according to the UN’s population division