According to Germany’s Foundation for World Population (DSW), by the end of 2019, the world population will reach 7.75 billion.
As per this estimate, the world population would have increased by 83 million since 1st January 2019. This roughly equates to the number of people living in Germany.
The world population is increasing at a rate of 156/minute. According to DSW, it will reach 8 million within the next four years.
Also, the foundation predicted that in the next 20 years the population of Africa will double. It is predicted on the finding that an African mother bears 4.4 children on average compared to the world average of 2.4.
The report of the UN ‘World Population Prospects’ released in June 2019 predicted that the population in the world would grow to 9.7 billion by 2050.
In the same report, it was predicted that by the same year over half of the global population will be concentrated in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt, and the United States.
Furthermore, in 2050 the global life expectancy is expected to increase to 77.1 years from 72.6 years.
Also, it is predicted that by 2027, India will overtake China as the most populous country in the world.
In a separate article, we told our readers that for the world population to reach 5 billion, it took thousands of years. It was in 1987 that the global population touched 5 billion marks and now after 32 years, the world population is reaching 8 billion.
A United Nations report stated that the world population will increase to 9.7 billion in 2050 and then in 2100, the world population will reach 11 billion.