NEW YORK: the latest report from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has forecasted, as the world’s population may reach to nearly 9.9 billion by 2050, increasing by 33 per cent from an estimated 7.4 billion now.
The primary assumption has been predicted by the PRB’s World Population Data Sheet are applied to successive years, the world’s population would beat the 10 billion mark in 2053, with get on with it Asia gain about 900 million to 5.3 billion.
Jeffrey Jordan, president and CEO of PRB said, “Despite fertility rate will be low even though it enough to reach towards 10 billion global population.”
Jordan said, “Significant regional difference will remain, for example in Europe population declines while in Africa is expected to be double.”
PRB’s prediction reflects that, Africa’s population will reach to 2.5 billion by 2050 while population in America will rise to by only 223 million to 1.2 billion.
The population in Europe decline from 740 million to 728 million. Oceania includes Australia and New Zealand would rise from 40 million to 66 million.
Midcentury population in the data sheet indicates that combine population of lease developed counties in the world will double by 2050 to 1.9 billion.
All estimated population in 29 countries in Africa is will be more than double. Estimated population in highest birth rate country Niger will be more than triple.
The data register in 42 countries population declines. These countries are scattered throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Researchers said, some European countries shows significant decline, such as in Romania which is estimated to have population of 14 million in 2050, decline from 20 million.
The population of the US will be 398 million which is 32% up from 324 million today.
According to the Data Sheet, 25% of the world’s population is under 15 year old. 41% in least developed countries and 16% in more developed countries.
Japan has the oldest population profile, with over a quarter of its citizens older than 65. Qatar and the UAE are at the other end of the spectrum, with each having only 1 per cent over 65.
The sub-Saharan African countries comes under top ten fertility rates in the world, with nearly all above 6 children per woman, and one topping seven.
The fertility rate in the US is 1.8 children per woman, down from 1.9 in 2014.
33 countries in Europe and Asia have people more people over age 65 than under 15.