The latest projections from the United Nations (UN) point to that The world population will reach 8,000 million people This Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
The figure corresponds to the report World Population Prospects Produced by an international organization that presents population estimates for 237 countries or regions from 1950 to the present, supported by analysis of historical population trends.
Based on these predictions, reference website Worldometer shares a Actual time countIt shows current world population numbers and population growth over time (number of births minus number of deaths).
Finally the expectations were fulfilled. This historic milestone occurred on November 15, 2022 at 3 am (Peruvian time). At the time the number exceeded United Nations estimates. A world record of rising citizens.
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How do we know we’ve reached 8,000 million people?
“This latest assessment considers its results 1,758 National Census Surveys conducted between 1950 and 2022, as well as data from civil registration systems and 2,890 nationally representative sample surveys,” the UN report details.
It also provides India will push back China As the most populous country on Earth in 2023.
A slowdown in population growth
Although it took more than a decade (since 2011) to rise from 7 billion to 8 billion, this growth will stagnate this century.
According to the above report, world population has been growing at its slowest annual rate since 1950, mainly due to Low fertility rate.
In 2021, the average fertility rate will be 2.3 children per woman, compared to an average of 5 children in 1950, the UN predicts, 2.1 by 2050.
Therefore, the global population is projected to rise to 10.4 billion in the 2080s, remain the same until 2100, and then begin to decline.
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