State of World Population 2023
Fri, 21 Apr 2023

State of World Population 2023

In News: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) releases “State of World Population Report 2023

About State of World Population 2023 report:

  • Findings on India:
    • India's population is estimated to reach 142.86 crore by mid-2023, which is marginally ahead of China's population at 142.57 crore, making India the world's most populous country.
    • Nearly 68% of India's total population is between the ages of 15 and 64 years, which is considered the working population of a country.
    • About 25% of India's population is between 0-14 years; 18% between 10 and 19 years, 26% between 10 and 24 years, and 7% above 65 years.
    • India's total fertility rate (births per woman in the reproductive age) is estimated at 2.0 while the average life expectancy at birth for males in India is 71 years while for females it is 74 years.
    • India has a youth population of nearly 254 million youth (15-24 years) which can be a source of innovation, new thinking, and lasting solutions.
    • Nearly 63% of Indians identified economic issues as the top concerns, followed by environmental concerns at 46%, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and human rights concerns at 30%.
  • Global Trends:
    • The global population touched 8 billion in November 2022, but it is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, having fallen under 1% in 2020.
    • The report indicates that population anxieties are widespread, and governments are increasingly adopting policies aimed at raising, lowering or maintaining fertility rates.
    • The report has also called for leaders to ask whether individuals, especially women, are able to freely make their own reproductive choices – a question whose answer, too often, is no.


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