The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division of the UN agency estimates that the present total populace of about 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, which will reach to 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. The report revealed that approximately 83 million individuals are added to the total populace consistently and the upward pattern is relied upon to proceed even with a decreasing pattern of fertility rates. The fertility rates have been decreasing steadily since the year 1960.
John Wilmoth, director of the Population Division, told that Africa will be responsible for the rapid growth of population, and over half of the population growth of the world within the year 2050 will occur in African region.
The U.N. organization figured out that within the year 2050, almost half of the total global population will come from nine nations like India, Nigeria, Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, United States, Uganda, Indonesia etc. Those countries are recorded in their list for ‘expected growth to total population’.
At the same time, populations of the 26 African countries are expected to consolidate almost double from the current population statistics. Nigeria is among the 7th largest nations of the world; which has fast growing population rate.
Several reports additionally figured out that China, which at present has 1.4 billion populations, will be replaced as the world’s most crowded nations around 2024 by India. India currently has 1.3 billion populations.
Report revealed that birth rates in 47 less developed countries were very much high – population growth was almost 2.4% per year. United Nations reported that ‘combined population’ of the 47 nations is anticipated to increase by 33% from currently 1 billion approximately to 1.9 billion in the year 2050.