Africa faces serious environmental challenges, including land degradation, deforestation, biodiversity loss and extreme vulnerability to climate change. ""Population growth in Africa: grasping the scale of the challenge"Around a hundred languages are widely used for inter-ethnic communication. This is a five-fold increase in population since 1950, when 73 million people lived in the region, which makes West Africa the fastest growing of any of the world’s regions. ( 2 ) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, ( 3 ) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, ( 4 ) United Nations Statistical Division.
With a 2015 population of 367 million (UN, 2015), West Africa is home to 5 percent of the world’s population. Antiretroviral therapy coverage for PMTCT (% of pregnant women living with HIV)Unemployment, total (% of total labor force)GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)Immunization, BCG (% of one-year-old children) - TurberculosisOrigin of the migrants stocks per countryTuberculosis death rate (per 100,000 people)Completeness of death registration with cause-of-death information (%)Immunization, DPT (% of children ages 12-23 months) - Diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and TetanusDiabetes prevalence (% of population ages 20 to 79)People practicing open defecation, urban (% of urban population)Incidence of HIV (% of uninfected population ages 15-49)Public spending on education, total (% of GDP)Labor force, female (% of total labor force)Sex ratio at birth (male births per female births)Prevalence of overweight, male (% of male adults)School enrollment, secondary, male (% net)Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19)Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population)Prevalence of syphilis (% of women attending antenatal care)Comparison of carbon emissions per countrySmoking prevalence, females (% of adults)List of countries ordered by their population sizeSuicide mortality rate (per 100,000 population)© December 2019 by PopulationPyramid.net, made available under a Creative Commons license CC BY 3.0 IGO: Population ages 65 and above (% of total)Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)Prevalence of overweight (% of children under 5)http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/Children with fever receiving antimalarial drugs (% of children under age 5 with fever)Risk of impoverishing expenditure for surgical care (% of people at risk)Immunization, measles (% of children ages 12-23 months)Diarrhea treatment (% of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding)Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above)Immunization, HepB3 (% of one-year-old children) - Hepatitis BLess developed regions, excluding least developed countriesHealth expenditure per capita (current US$)Incidence of tuberculosis (per 100,000 people)Births attended by skilled health staff (% of total)Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24)Immunization, Polio (% of one-year-old children) Africa is the second-largest and second most populous continent on earth with an estimated population in 2016 of 1.2 billion people. Between 2010 and 2020, fourteen countries or areas will see a net inflow of more than one million migrants, while ten countries will see a net outflow of similar magnitude.Â Statute of the International Court of JusticeSixty-one per cent of the global population lives in Asia (4.7 billion), 17 per cent in Africa (1.3 billion), 10 per cent in Europe (750 million), 8 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean (650 million), and the remaining 5 per cent in Northern America (370 million) and Oceania (43 million).
At about 30.3 million km (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. usually have more white than black in them, however that percentage does become more similar the more south you go. South Africa Area and Population Density. Other indicators visualized on maps: (In English only, for now) Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19) World Urbanization Prospects - Population DivisionCountries in the world ranked by Life ExpectancyThere are three types of age dependency ratio: Youth, Elderly, and Total. Globally, life expectancy at birth is expected to rise from 72.6 years in 2019 to 77.1 years in 2050.Â Â While considerable progress has been made in closing the longevity differential between countries, large gaps remain.
These trends will have far-reaching implications for generations to come.Two healthy born twins in Edna Adan Maternity Hospital, SomaliaInternational Conference on Population and DevelopmentMore than half of global population growth between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Africa.
It is not to be confused with "World's population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century" Arabs, Berbers, Copts…etc.