It is a commonly known fact that the world population is increasing at an alarming rate and this is more rampant in a particular nations like China, Asia, Brazil and United States.
If the population continues to increase at the same rate, then our future generations could face many threats and shortage of natural resources.
Growing population is not only creating shortage of supplies but also more number of uninsured persons. One reason for growing population is the fact that the birth rate is faster than death rate worldwide.
Lets read some more interesting facts about population.
1. The Next Thing For Our Increasingly Overpopulated World
The current world population is 7097116087. It is interesting to know that every 8 seconds, one birth takes place whereas every 12 seconds, a death takes place in the world.
It is estimated that in the next 12 years, the world population will grow by another 1 billion and this growing population is causing many threats to natural resources.
2. Australia Defined
In Australia, more than half the growth is from overseas migration and this is filling the skills shortages. United Kingdom and New Zealand dominate the migrant list in Australia and overall, this country is very culturally diverse. Australia is 52nd in Population and 6th in terms of land mass.
3. Our Aging Population
There are currently 40.2 million Americans aged 65 and above, and by the year 2050, this is expected to more than double! There are more elderly females than males and this gap is expected to widen in the future.
4. China: World’s Largest Online Population
China has more than half a billion internet users which mean that every 1 in 5 internet users is Chinese. At 38.3%, China’s internet penetration rate is higher than the global average but far below the levels of North America and Europe. China’s online shoppers are very frequent buyers.
5. The Online Population Boom
It is an interesting fact to know that there has been a growth of 528.1% in the number of internet users since the year 2000. About 32.7% of the world’s population is on the internet which means 2.27 billion people! 30 minutes is the average time per day the Average American spends watching online videos.
6. Incarceration In The US
United States accounts for 5% of the world’s population but locks up nearly 25% of the world’s prisoners. The US has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world! Out of all the varied types of crimes, most of the crimes committed in US are property crimes!
7. Rise In The Human Population
The global population is increasing at a rate of 1.8% per year and the highest growth recorded was in the 1960s-1970s. If the overpopulation continues, by 2030 we will need to replenish the world by 50% more food, 30% more water and 45% more energy.
8. Global Catholic Population
Over the past one century, the global population of Catholics has more than tripled and most of them live in Latin-America and the Caribbean region. The top ten countries with the largest number of Catholics are Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, United States, Italy, Colombia, France, Poland, Spain and Democratic republic of Congo.
9. Reaching The Uninsured Population
Text messaging is the most effective way to educate the uninsured population about health insurance and its benefits. The main reasons behind the growing population of uninsured people are that most of them either don’t know the current status of the health insurance or believe that it’s been overturned.
10. Population Of Australia
The population of Australia was 23 million on 23rd April and it has almost doubled since the year 1966. Australia beats even highly populated countries like India when it comes to growth rate and one reason behind this is the double birth rate as compared to death rate.
11. Belize Facebook Population
The total Facebook users are 81560. There has been a 23% growth in the number of users of Facebook as compared to last year and about 51% of Facebook users are females.
12. The Numbers Behind China
China is the most populous nation in the world followed by India and United States. It is also the most industrious country in the world and has a workforce of 779.9 million people. Over 300 million people in China are farmers and the army of China is the largest active standing army in the world.
13. Status Indicators
As far as US is concerned, the overall national population is 296410404 and California is the highest populated State. Thus the overall national density is 491.71. Out of this, 24% people are under the age of 19 and 60% people are between the age of 19 and 64.
14. Unmasking The D.I.Y. In The Enterprise
D.I.Y. workers are working everywhere and 57% of them are males. These workers are not only collaborative but are also problem solvers and very creative. Most of them are aged between 30 years and 39 years of age.
15. The Growth Of The Elderly Population
Nursing homes are closing and not growing inspite of the growing elderly population. It is a fact that 35% of Americans over 65 years of live on social security. By the end of 2012, over 42 million seniors will be left without any care.
16. World Population
Some of the most populous countries in the world at present are China, India, USA, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, Nigeria, Pakistan, Japan and Bangladesh with China being at the number 1 position.
17. 60 Years Of Population Changes In Australia
There has been an increase of 261% in the population of Australia between the years 1952 and 2012. As compared to 1952, in the year 2012, there are 14 times more elderly people living in Australia. About 2000 Australians turned 100 years in age in the year 2012.
18. Hispanic Population
As of 2010, there was 16% nationwide growth in the Hispanic population in US whereas by the year 2020, this growth percentage is projected to be 20% and 24% by the year 2030. It is projected that by the year 2040, the growth in the Hispanic population will be 28% nationwide.
19. 2010 Population And Housing Census
According to the Census 2010 provisional population and households, there were 50.5% males and 49.5% females. According to this census, there were 79272 households and the average household size of 3.9 out of which more people lived in rural areas.
20. The Strength Of The Information Society
It is a fact that 50% of the world population lives within a reach of a 3G network and there are about 2 billion mobile broadband subscriptions in the world. The economies with the highest 2012 IDI value are Republic of Korea, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway etc.