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World PEOPLE 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











World PEOPLE 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Languages:
Mandarin Chinese 12.44%, Spanish 4.85%, English 4.83%, Arabic 3.25%, Hindi 2.68%, Bengali 2.66%, Portuguese 2.62%, Russian 2.12%, Japanese 1.8%, Standard German 1.33%, Javanese 1.25% (2009 est.)
note 1: percents are for "first language" speakers only; the six UN languages - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, and Spanish (Castilian) - are the mother tongue or second language of about half of the world's population, and are the official languages in more than half the states in the world; some 150 to 200 languages have more than a million speakers
note 2: all told, there are an estimated 7,100 languages spoken in the world; aproximately 80% of these languages are spoken by less than 100,000 people; about 50 languages are spoken by only 1 person; communities that are isolated from each other in mountainous regions often develop multiple languages; Papua New Guinea, for example, boasts about 836 separate languages
note 3: approximately 2,300 languages are spoken in Asia, 2,150, in Africa, 1,311 in the Pacific, 1,060 in the Americas, and 280 in Europe

Religions:
Christian 33.39% (of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, non-religious 9.66%, atheists 2.01% (2010 est.)

Population:
7,095,217,980 (July 2013 est.)
top ten most populous countries (in millions): China 1,349.59; India 1,220.80; United States 316.67; Indonesia 251.16; Brazil 201.01; Pakistan 193.24; Nigeria 174.51; Bangladesh 163.65; Russia 142.50; Japan 127.25

Age structure:
0-14 years: 26% (male 953,496,513/female 890,372,474)
15-24 years: 16.8% (male 614,574,389/female 579,810,490)
25-54 years: 40.6% (male 1,454,831,900/female 1,426,721,773)
55-64 years: 8.4% (male 291,435,881/female 305,185,398)
65 years and over: 8.2% (male 257,035,416/female 321,753,746) (2013 est.)

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 52 %
youth dependency ratio: 39.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.1 %
potential support ratio: 8.3 (2013)

Median age:
total: 29.4 years
male: 28.7 years
female: 30.2 years (2013 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.1%
note: this rate results in about 148 net additions to the worldwide population every minute or 2.5 every second (2013 est.)

Birth rate:
18.9 births/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 255 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second (2013 est.)

Death rate:
7.9 deaths/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 107 worldwide deaths per minute or 1.8 deaths every second (2013 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 50.5% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.85% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
ten largest urban agglomerations: Tokyo (Japan) - 36,669,000; Delhi (India) - 22,157,000; Sao Paulo (Brazil) - 20,262,000; Mumbai (India) - 20,041,000; Mexico City (Mexico) - 19,460,000; New York-Newark (US) - 19,425,000; Shanghai (China) - 16,575,000; Kolkata (India) - 15,552,000; Dhaka (Bangladesh) - 14,648,000; Karachi (Pakistan) - 13,125,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2013 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 37.61 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 39.39 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 35.69 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 68.09 years
male: 66.09 years
female: 70.24 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.45 children born/woman (2013 est.)

Hospital bed density:
2.9 beds/1,000 population (2005)

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 96.3% of population
rural: 80.9% of population
total: 88.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 3.7% of population
rural: 19.1% of population
total: 11.1% of population (2011 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 79.9% of population
rural: 47% of population
total: 64.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 20.1% of population
rural: 53% of population
total: 35.9% of population (2011 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.8% (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
33.3 million (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
1.8 million (2009 est.)

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.1%
male: 88.6%
female: 79.7%
note: almost three-quarters of the world's 775 million illiterate adults are found in only ten countries (in descending order: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo); of all the illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in South and West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (2010 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2011)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding World on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of World PEOPLE 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about World PEOPLE 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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