World Population Day Special- 7 Interesting Facts about World Population Explosion
Every year World population Day is celebrated on 11th July to raise awareness about the exploding world population and other global population related issues such as importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
As per the various researches, the world population is increasing 83 million people every year which means by 2050 it will reach around 10 Billion. But after all this, the population trends are wildly irregular in the world- some countries are rapidly expanding and on other hand others are shrinking.
Each situation brings its own challenge for the concern country governments. Countries whose populations are declining are facing with the lower young generation and Countries with a booming young population have to find solutions on how to fulfil their basic needs like food education and healthcare.
Well, now let’s share some of the highly interesting facts about the World Population explosion that you might not know:
- By 2024 India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country- China’s current population is 1.4 B and India is very close to it with 1.3 B people.
- India (1.3 B People) and China (1.4 B People) together makes the world 37% of total population.
- India is expected to become the World’s youngest country with 64% of its population in the working age by 2020 although employment will be the major concern for the government
- India’s maternal mortality rate reduced by 83% from 212 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2007 to 178 deaths in 2012. While the global maternal mortality ratio has declined by 44 percent- from 385 deaths to 216 deaths per 100,000 live births
- Many countries like Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Lesotho, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Swaziland has the lowest life expectancy below 55 years.
- While on other hand countries like Australia, Hong Kong SAR (China), Iceland, Italy, Japan, Macao SAR (China), Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland has the highest life expectancy of 82 years or more for both Male and female.
- The number of people aged 80 or more is projected to triple by 2050, and by 2100 to increase to nearly seven times its value in 2017.
Happy World Population Day !!