According to a report released by the UN on World Population Day, India is expected to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation next year. The world’s population is anticipated to exceed eight billion people on November 15, 2022, according to a research by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. According to the United Nations’ most recent estimates, the world’s population may reach 8.5 billion people in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.4 billion in 2100.
Key Highlights Of The UN Report:
- By 2037, Central and Southern Asia is anticipated to overtake Eastern and South-Eastern Asia as the world’s most populous region, since the populations of those two continents may begin to decline.
- The two most populated regions in 2022, Eastern and South-Eastern Asia with 2.3 billion people (or 29% of the world’s population), and Central and Southern Asia with 2.1 billion people, were both in Asia (26 per cent of the global population).
- With populations of about 1.4 billion apiece, China and India made up the majority of the people in these two areas.
- According to the research, India would have a population of 1.412 billion in 2022, compared to 1.426 billion for China. By the middle of the century, India is expected to have a population of 1.668 billion, much exceeding China’s 1.317 billion.
- According to the research, lower levels of fertility caused the expansion of the global population to halt by more than half after 1965.
- IHME predicts that India’s total fertility rate will be 1.29 births per woman in 2100 as opposed to 1.69 in
- The population at the end of the century would be 433 million fewer than predicted by the United Nations under the median scenario.
- In 2022, there will be somewhat more men (50.3%) than women (49.7%) in the world. Over the course of the century, it is predicted that this number will gradually invert. It’s anticipated that there will be as many women as males by the year 2050.