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Old 05-07-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Another thread about world's population reaching 7 billion got me thinking
about how fast it has increased in just the last 50 years...

I have an old Rand McNally World Atlas from 1965 listing population by nation, I also have a 2011 World Almanac listing projected population for year 2050, current population figures are from wiki....

Here's a list of top 50 most populous countries...

Population...1965.............2012...............2 050 projection
China.........700 million......1.35 billion.........1.3 billion
India..........479 million......1.21 billion........1.65 billion
USA ...........193 million......313 million........439 million
Indonesia.....103 million......238 million.........313 million
Brazil...........80 million........192 million........260 million
Pakistan.......103 million*.....179 million........291 million
Nigeria.........43 million.........162 million........264 million
Russia..........*******.........143 million.......109 million
Bangladesh....*******.........142 million.......250 million
Japan...........97 million..........127 million.......94 million
Mexico..........40 million..........112 million.......148 million
Philippines......32 million..........94 million.........172 million
Vietnam.........*******..........88 million.........111 million
Ethiopia.........22 million...........84 million.........278 million
Germany........76 million**.......82 million..........73 million
Egypt............29 million...........82 million.........138 million
Iran...............23 million..........76 million.........100 million
Turkey...........31 million...........75 million.........101 million
Dem. Congo....16 million...........71 million..........189 million
Thailand.........30 million...........66 million...........71 million
France...........49 million...........65 million...........70 million
United Kingdom 55 million..........62 million...........71 million
Italy...............51 million..........61 million...........50 million
South Africa.....18 million..........50 million...........49 million
South Korea......28 million..........49 million..........43 million
Myanmar..........25 million..........48 million...........71 million
Colombia..........16 million..........46 million...........56 million
Spain...............32 million.........46 million............53 million
Ukraine............*******..........45 million...........34 million
Tanzania..........10 million..........43 million............67 million
Argentina.........22 million..........40 million............53 million
Kenya..............9 million............40 million...........65 million
Poland.............31 million...........38 million...........32 million
Algeria.............11 million...........37 million...........44 million
Canada............20 million...........34 million...........41 million
Iraq.................7 million.............33 million..........56 million
Uganda............7 million.............33 million..........128 million
Morocco..........13 million............32 million...........42 million
Sudan.............13 million............31 million...........97 million
Peru................12 million............30 million..........39 million
Malaysia...........9 million.............28 million...........43 million
Uzbekistan........******.............28 million...........35 million
Venezuela.........9 million..............27 million..........40 million
Saudi Arabia......7 million..............27 million..........40 million
Nepal...............10 million.............27 million..........46 million
Afghanistan.......15 million.............25 million..........53 million
Ghana...............8 million..............24 million..........40 million
Taiwan.............12 million.............24 million..........20 million

#51 Australia.....11 million.............23 million..........29 million

Some are "loosing" population:Germany and Japan
Some are increasing population rapidly:Ethiopia

Ironically poorer nation's population are increasing
and some of the richer nations are almost stagnant

What I find interesting is countries like Saudi Arabia having only
7 million in 1965, similar to Switerland, now above 25 million
Also democratic Congo with only 16 million in 1965, now over 70 million

*= Pakistan 1965 population includes East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
**= Germany 1965 population is "combined" East & West Germany
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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ethiopias increase is staggering , i think the population of austalia will grow more than predicted , so too might the population of canada
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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ethiopias increase is staggering , i think the population of austalia will grow more than predicted , so too might the population of canada
I agree, some of those projections definitely could be off.

278 million for Ethiopia by 2050, wow, something really should be done,
they are having problems feeding their current population
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Russia..........*******.........143 million.......109 million
Japan...........97 million..........127 million.......94 million
Italy...............51 million..........61 million...........50 million
Germany........76 million**.......82 million..........73 million

Why the decline especially in Japan?

Ethiopia.........22 million...........84 million.........278 million

Crazy!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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Nigeria's population has a very fast growth rate. It is said by 2015, Lagos will be the 3rd most populated Mega City in the world.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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Russia..........*******.........143 million.......109 million
Japan...........97 million..........127 million.......94 million
Italy...............51 million..........61 million...........50 million
Germany........76 million**.......82 million..........73 million

Why the decline especially in Japan?

Ethiopia.........22 million...........84 million.........278 million

Crazy!
Basically because they have lots of old people, and the currrent birth/immigration rates are not enough to replace the population that is dying

In japan a normal person is 44.6 years old, Italy 44.3, Germany 43.7, they have 3 of the 4 highest median ages in the world, with only Monaco (48.9) being higher.

List of countries by median age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Russia seems to be the big exception its no where near the top, but the mean age of women there is 6 years above that of the men if that list is to believed, quite remarkable.

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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Ethiopia and Bangladesh scare me the most. Bangladesh is the size of England, and it's expected to have a quarter of a billion by 2050? It already has recently overtaken Russia. Much of Bangladesh is prone to flooding. It's a Muslim country where birth control isn't in the vocabulary. I really fear for it, it's a disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Wow!

Looks like africa's population is growing very fast!
I think they'll need food and condoms...

For example, Uganda 7 million in 1965 to projected 128 million in 2050
How will they feed those people and what about jobs?
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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India............479 million.........1.21 billion........1.65 billion
Pakistan........103 million..........179 million........291 million
Ethiopia.........22 million...........84 million.........278 million
USA .............193 million..........313 million........439 million
Dem. Congo....16 million...........71 million.........189 million
Bangladesh......*******.........142 million.........250 million
Nigeria...........43 million..........162 million.........264 million
Uganda...........7 million............33 million.........128 million
Philippines......32 million...........94 million.........172 million
Indonesia......103 million..........238 million.........313 million
Brazil.............80 million..........192 million.........260 million
Sudan............13 million...........31 million.........97 million
Egypt............29 million...........82 million.........138 million
Mexico...........40 million..........112 million.........148 million
Afghanistan....15 million...........25 million.........53 million
Turkey...........31 million...........75 million.........101 million
Kenya.............9 million............40 million.........65 million
Iran..............23 million...........76 million.........100 million
Tanzania........10 million...........43 million.........67 million
Myanmar........25 million...........48 million.........71 million
Vietnam...........******..........88 million.........111 million
Iraq..............7 million............33 million.........56 million

2012-2050
India +440m
Ehtiopia +194m
USA +126m
Dem. Congo +118m
Pakistan +112m
Bangladesh +108m
Nigeria +102m
Uganda +95m
Philippines +78m
Indonesia +75m
Brazil +68m
Sudan +66m
Egypt +46m
Mexico +36m
Afghanistan +28m
Turkey +26m
Kenya +25m
Iran +24m
Tanzania +24m
Myanmar +23m
Vietnam +23m
Iraq +23m
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Who knows if those figures are correct? Are they just projections of the current development? Within 40 years a lot can happen, no one would have guessed 40 years ago what the world is like today.
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