World Population Day: According to a United Nations research released on Monday, India is expected to overtake China as the world’s most populated nation next year. The report also predicted that the world’s population would hit eight billion people by mid-November 2022. According to the World Population Prospects 2022 report from the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the world’s population is expected to exceed eight billion on November 15, 2022.
In 2020, the world’s population decreased by less than 1%, rising at its sluggishest rate since 1950.
According to the United Nations’ most recent estimates, the world’s population may reach 8.5 billion people in 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050. The population is predicted to peak at 10.4 billion people in the 2080s and stay there until 2100.
“The eighth billionth person on Earth is expected to be born this year, which makes this year’s World Population Day (July 11) particularly significant. This is a time to celebrate our differences, acknowledge our shared humanity, and be in awe of health advances that have substantially lowered maternal and child mortality rates and extended lifespans “Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary general, remarked.
At the same time, he continued, “it is a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our obligations to one another and a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet.”
In 2023, India is expected to overtake China as the world’s most populated nation, according to the report.
Eastern, South-Eastern Asia world’s two most populous regions in 2022
In 2022, Central and Southern Asia (2.1 billion people) and Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (2.3 billion people), which together accounted for 26% of the world’s population, were the two most populous continents. With more over 1.4 billion people apiece, China and India had the greatest populations in these areas in 2022.
Just eight nations—the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Tanzania—will account for more than half of the predicted growth in the world’s population by 2050.
Different rates of population increase among the world’s top nations will affect how big they are ranked; for instance, India is expected to overtake China as the most populated nation in 2023, according to the research.
India’s population stands at 1.412 billion in 2022, compared to China’s 1.426 billion
In 2022, India would have 1.412 billion people, compared to China’s 1.426 billion, the report states. India is expected to have 1.668 billion people by the middle of the century, much above China’s 1.317 billion, which will make it the most populated country in the world by 2023.
According to the analysis, between 2010 and 2021, eight nations saw a net outflow of more than 1 million migrants.
These outflows were often brought on by transient labour movements, as was the case in Pakistan (net outflow of 16.5 million from 2010 to 2021), India (-3.5 million), Bangladesh (-2.9 million), Nepal (-1.6 million), and Sri Lanka (-3.5 million) (-1 million).
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