World population passes 7.5 billion with 62% of humans living in Asia

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Thursday 27 April 2017

The world’s population has just passed 7.5 billion, according to the ‘World Population Clock’ hosted by worldometers.info.

Worldometers uses projections based on a variety of highly reputable sources to calculate its constantly updated numbers, including the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank.

The planet’s population passed the halfway point to the next billion on 25th April 2017, representing a net addition of more than 25 million people since the start of 2017.

More than half of the world’s population today is aged 30 or under, according to data from the United States Census Bureau.

Nigeria has the youngest population in the world, and more than half of the country’s 189 million residents are below the age of 15. Conversely, Monaco has the world’s oldest population, with more than half of the city-state’s residents over the age of 50.

There are approximately 65 million more men than women alive on Earth today, according to the latest UN figures. American Samoa has the largest gender ratio difference in the world, with roughly 1.36 men for every woman. At the other end of the spectrum, Haiti has the smallest gender ratio gap, with just 1.01 men for every woman.

China has the world’s largest national population, with the latest government figures indicating that the country’s population now stands at more than 1.385 billion.

However, the United Nations expects India’s population to overtake China’s within the next five years. India’s population is currently growing by more than 15.7 million people every year, accounting for more than 20 percent of the world’s total annual growth.


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