World Population Trends 2009-2050

2009 World Population Data Sheet

The Population Reference Bureau has released its 2009 World Population Data Sheet, a 19-page overview of global population trends that is well worth your perusal.

World population is projected to increase from the current 6.8 billion to 9.4 billion in mid-2050, a growth rate (rate of natural increase) of 1.2%, and a cumulative increase of 38%. But this overall trend masks significant disparities. As they observe, world population growth is now concentrated almost exclusively in the world’s poorer countries. The world’s more developed countries are anticipated to increase just 7% in population, while the very poorest countries are projected to increase by 100%.

There is very much more of interest in this document to reward your study.

Published in: on August 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

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