Saturday, February 7, 2009

World Population.

The world population, as of February 2009 is estimated to be about 6.75 billion.
The current growth rate is about 130 million per year against 160 million in the late 1990's.
Death rates only around 60 million per year. It is expected to reach 90 million by 2050.

If the World were a small village of 100 people, then we would have

61 Asians (20 would be Chinese and 17 would be Indian),
14 Africans,
11 Europeans,
9 Latin or South Americans,
5 North Americans,
0 From Australia, Oceania, or Antarctica.

51 would be male.
49 would be female.

30 would be under 18 years of age.
10 would be over 60 years old.

2 would be near birth.
1 would be near death.
1 would be dying of starvation.

82 would be non-white.
18 would be white.

57 would be non-Christian.
33 would be Christian.
10 would be non-religious.

37 would be unable to read.
33 would have cellular phones.
22 would have access to the Internet.
20 would not have any electricity.

77 would live in substandard housing.
45 would be malnourished.
39 would have inadequate sanitation.
35 would have inadequate access to a safe water supply.
29 would smoke.
18 would be obese.
1 would have HIV.

27 would be unemployed or underemployed.
6 would control 50% of the entire wealth.

1 would have a college education.


  1. Okay that is too cool the way the stats look if we were only 100 people.

  2. The post is very complete. Oke thanks for at the moment. Success for you.

  3. wow that was interesting! thanks for visiting me!

    smiles, bee

  4. just a curiosity... what is the probability that one person from a certain category also falls to another category...?? never mind... just fooling... like to twist my mind sometimes... thanks for making vehicle for me to...

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  6. god...............

  7. Interesting? I tought men are out numbered by woman? Also, more and more men are becoming women, heheh... Would be interesting to see the percentage of that too...

  8. i think world become more crowded..isnt it..

  9. nice post huh!!! I enjoyed reading.. thanks

  10. Really nice post and thinking.

    If populate increased, I think the criminal will increased and the damage to the earth will be more severe. That is reality !

  11. Pretty neat and interesting information.

  12. yay...

    where are these data from? quite interesting

  13. and one of them will be your friend, just like the guy who wrote this comment :-)

    Nice buddy..

  14. those figures are very eye opening