In 2011, children under 14 accounted for over 25% of the world’s population, with 1.8 billion children. Many lack adequate housing, clean water, and sanitation. By 2050, adults over 60 will outnumber children. Birth rates are higher than death rates.
Data compiled in 2011 indicated that children under the age of 14 made up more than 25% of the world’s population, more than 1.8 billion children out of nearly 7 billion people. Of the children living in developing countries, it is estimated that around a third live without the benefit of adequate housing, a fifth lack access to clean water and a seventh lack access to basic sanitation services.
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Estimates indicate that around 2050, for the first time in recorded history, adults over the age of 60 will outnumber children aged 14 and under.
The estimated birth rate for the world’s population was 19.15 births per 1,000 as of 2011. This would mean that an average of 252 births occurred in the world in any given minute.
Death rates are lower than current birth rates. The death rate for the world’s population was 8.12 deaths per 1,000 as of 2011. This translates to an average of 107 deaths per minute.