WHAT'S NEXT?: The global population is expected to reach 8.5 billion in 2030, up 1 billion from 2016. Western economies are declining in numbers and emerging economies witnessing burgeoning growth.
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- [New] Compared with Stats NZ's population projections 10 years ago Auckland's population is tracking about as expected.
- [New] The Bureau of Labor Statistics quotes a Census Bureau projection that in 2050, the U.S. population aged 65 and older will total 83.7 million, almost twice its estimate in 2012 of 43.1 million.
- [New] The United Nations thinks our global population will hit 10 billion people by the year 2056.
- [New] Arabs will comprise 20 percent of the Israeli population in 2059.
- [New] Commercial 5G networks will begin to be widely deployed at the start of the next decade and will provide coverage to a third of the world's population.
- [New] In the coming decades, environmental degradation, climate change, and population growth will likely reduce food production in some developing countries.
- [New] The population of Australia is currently close to 24.5 million and will reach 40 million by the middle of the century if population growth continues at the current rate.
- [New] The UN projects a world population of up to 11 billion by 2050, which could again rise to 16.6 billion by the end of the century.
- [New] Almost all future population growth will be in the world's less developed countries.
- [New] City planners and dwellers are gearing up for the 70 percent of the world's population projected to live in urban areas by 2050.
- [New] Demand for resources will increase owing to an increase in global population from 7.1 billion today to about 8 billion by 2030.
- [New] In the next 15 years, the world's population of 15 - to 24-year - olds will increase by nearly 100 million.
- [New] Over the coming decades, the UK population will face a wide range of complex health challenges and opportunities.
- [New] Virtual digital assistants will overtake world population by 2021.
- The total share of immigrants in Canada's population is expected to reach up to 30% by 2036.
- By 2050, the share of Europe's population living in urban areas is expected to increase from 73% to 82%.
- The world will see a dramatic increase in the population of robots by 1.4 million by 2019.
- According to IFPRI, rapid urbanization and population growth are expected to put growing pressure on the global food system.
- By 2050 about 90 percent of Earth's projected population of more than eight billion people will likely live in highly dense, complex urban areas.
- By 2050, Muslims are expected to be nearly even in number with the Christian population.
- Nevada is expected to have the highest population growth through 2019.
- The projected population of Israeli Jews is expected to reach between 9.84 million by the year 2025 and 11.40 million by 2035.
- Over the next several decades, population ageing is projected to have major implications for Australia.
Last updated: 25 May 2017