World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2017)


According to the results of the 2017 Revision, the world’s population numbered nearly 7.6 billion as of mid-2017, implying that the world has added approximately one billion people over the last twelve years. The growth of the world’s population has slowed down in the recent past. Ten years ago, the world’s population was growing by 1.24 per cent per year; today, it is growing by 1.10 per cent per year, yielding an additional 83 million people annually. Based on the projection assumptions made in the 2017 Revision, the growth of the world’s population is expected to slow down even further in the future, and the population is projected to reach about 8.6 billion in 2030.

Keywords: life expectancy, death, migrants, children

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