FAST FACTS: The world population
6,986,951,000—World population as of Oct. 26, 2011
48—Percentage of the world’s population living below $2 a day
81—Average life expectancy at birth for men and women in Canada, Martinique, and Singapore
2.5—Total fertility rate (TFR) worldwide. TFRs range from 0.9 children per women in Taiwan to 7.0 in Niger.
14.3—Percentage of Zimbabwe’s population with HIV/AIDS in 2009, down from 23.7 percent in 2001
1.3 billion—Population of China in 2011, the world’s most populous country for the year
1.7 billion—Projected population of India in 2050, expected to be the most populous country in the world by that time
150 million—Projected population of the Philippines in 2050, expected to be the 10th most populous country in the world by that time
139,558,000—Average births per year as of 2011
56,611,000—Average deaths per year as of 2011
12—Number of infant deaths per minute as of 2011
Source: Population Reference Bureau 2011 World Population Data Sheet
Compiled by Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
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