Jump to content

The world's population could stop growing by 2100, UN report finds


Recommended Posts

America’s birth rate has hit its lowest in 32 years.




The world’s population is slowing down and could stop growing — or even begin decreasing — by 2100, according to a United Nations report released Monday.


The U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division said that the world population could reach its peak at nearly 11 billion around the end of the century.  


However, division director John Wilmoth said this outcome “is not certain and in the end the peak could come earlier or later, at a lower or higher level of total population.”


The report is a comprehensive overview of global patterns and predictions in the world’s population.


The U.N. also found the world’s population is getting older, with people over the age of 65 being the fastest-growing age group.


One in four people living in Europe and Northern America could be 65 years or older by 2050, the report found. And the number of people age 80 or over is projected to triple globally, from 143 million in 2019 to 426 million in 2050.


2018 marked the first time in history that those over 65 outnumbered children under 5. This is due in part to global life expectancy continuing to rise as fertility rates continue to fall.


The global fertility rate fell from 3.2 births per woman in 1990 to 2.5 in 2019 and is projected to decline even further to 2.2 in 2050.


Slow population growth and a shift to an older demographic could have serious global consequences: Countries may face fiscal pressures when it comes to health care, pensions and social protections for the elderly, Populations Affairs Officer Sara Hertog said.


But there’s still time to prepare.


“Population projections allow societies to anticipate population aging and consider these trends in policies and planning,” Hertog said in an email to USA TODAY.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 2
  • Views 323
  • Created
  • Last Reply

I still think we need a good plague.  This has always worked in the past to keep the population under control. ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, dhjohns said:

I still think we need a good plague.  This has always worked in the past to keep the population under control. ;)

If you read the post it would help! 🤣 it says the population is already is on the decline and most likely will stop growing all by itself  ,people are getting were they don't have kids any more they put everything else before having a family , some countries forbid  you from having more than one kid.  It's not a good thing  They will be no kids  or young people left at the rate  the world is going and  when the old people die who will take there place?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...