The updated data of the UN Agency that elaborates demographic forecasts are on-line
10.9 billions of people will populate the earth in 2100, according to the estimates of the Agency of the UN that deals with demography. This means that the world population will continue to grow, but with a decidedly minimized rate as compared to the last years, going from an average of 2.5 to 1.9 children per woman. The Pew Research Center has outlined, based on the data published by the UN, 11 demographic trends that will affect us in the following years.
The world population will grow with a much slower pace, therefore it will inevitably grow old. Europe and Latin America will be the first continents to register a decrease in the population, Old Europe from 2021, Latin America from 2050, while in Asia the population will continue to grow until 2055 and then it will start to descend. Africa will lead the trend of demographic growth, thus becoming the second most populous continent after Asia, ready to surpass it in the century to come: From 2060, the number of births in Africa will surpass the number of births in Asia and, more or less during the same years, in 2057, Nigeria will surpass the United States thus becoming the third most populous country.