The 2020 World Inhabitants Knowledge Sheet signifies that world inhabitants is projected to extend from 7.8 billion in 2020 to 9.9 billion by 2050. This degree represents a rise of greater than 25% from 2020. The present international complete fertility price is 2.3 births per lady, though 91 international locations and territories have registered fertility charges under substitute degree (2.1 births per lady).
The World Inhabitants Knowledge Sheet is launched yearly by the Inhabitants Reference Bureau (PRB). The 2020 version tracks 24 inhabitants indicators for greater than 200 international locations and territories.
The 2020 World Inhabitants Knowledge Sheet reveals that many international locations in sub-Saharan Africa and a few in Asia have skilled speedy inhabitants progress and excessive fertility charges. Because of this, sub-Saharan Africa has the youngest inhabitants of any area, with 43% of its inhabitants below age 15. The inhabitants of 25 international locations is anticipated to no less than double between 2020 and 2050. Amongst these 25 international locations, Angola and Benin are projected to develop by no less than 150% of their present inhabitants. Niger’s inhabitants is anticipated to extend by nearly 175%.
Against this, the pattern is in the direction of a graying inhabitants in Europe. Older adults (ages 65 and older) account for 9% of world inhabitants, however in Western Europe and Southern Europe, 21% of the inhabitants falls into this class.
In 2020, life expectancy at delivery for ladies is highest in Hong Kong (88) and lowest in Central African Republic (55). Life expectancy at delivery for males is highest in Australia (83) and lowest in Central African Republic and Lesotho (51).
The 2020 World Knowledge Inhabitants Sheet additionally consists of knowledge on urbanization of world inhabitants. South America has the very best % of the inhabitants (84%) residing in city areas. In 12 international locations and territories, no less than 50% of the inhabitants lives in cities with a inhabitants of 1 million or extra, together with Republic of the Congo (63%), Australia (62%) and Israel (61%). [PRB Media Release][SDG Knowledge Hub stories about the World Data Population Sheet in 2019, 2018, and 2017]