UN fore­casts coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion to fur­ther grow

Azer News - - Nation - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Azer­bai­jan’s pop­u­la­tion is ex­pected to hit 10.68 mil­lion peo­ple by 2030 and 11.03 mil­lion peo­ple by 2050, ac­cord­ing to a new UN re­port.

The re­port by the De­part­ment of Eco­nomic and So­cial Af­fairs' Pop­u­la­tion Divi­sion reads that cur­rently the num­ber of Azer­bai­jan’s pop­u­la­tion is over 9.8 mil­lion peo­ple.

Roughly 51 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion is peo­ple aged 25-59 years, 23 per­cent - un­der the age of 14, while 15 per­cent - aged 15-24 years and 10 per­cent - over 60 years old.

The re­port fore­casts that life ex­pectancy at birth will in­crease in Azer­bai­jan. So if in 2015-2020 it is 72.1 years, then by 2045-2050 will in­crease to 75.7 and in 2095-2100 to 82.6 years.

As for the world pop­u­la­tion, the fig­ure is 7.6 bil­lion peo­ple. By 2030, the world will have 8.6 bil­lion peo­ple, in 2050 - 9.8 bil­lion, and in 2100 - 11, 2 bil­lion.

In­dia's pop­u­la­tion is ex­pected to sur­pass China's in about seven years and Nige­ria is pro­jected to over­take the United States and be­come the third most pop­u­lous coun­try in the world shortly be­fore 2050, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Roughly 83 mil­lion peo­ple are added to the world's pop­u­la­tion ev­ery year and the up­ward trend is ex­pected to con­tinue even with a con­tin­u­ing de­cline in fer­til­ity rates, which have fallen steadily since the 1960s.

The 10 most pop­u­lous coun­tries with low fer­til­ity lev­els are China, United States, Brazil, Rus­sia, Ja­pan, Viet­nam, Ger­many, Iran, Thai­land and United King­dom, the re­port said.

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