# World population - still a concern

By Murray Bourne, 15 Sep 2005

Some interesting stats pulled from World Data Sheet:

• Percentage of the world living below US\$2 per day: 53%
• Projected world population in 2050: 9.3 billion, an increase of 43% from 2005.
• Japan's population will drop 21% from now to 2050, China's will increase 10%, even though the one-child policy is still in place.
• Singapore's infant mortality rate 1.9/1000 live births (lowest in the world), Australia's: 4.5, USA: 6.6
• Singapore has one of the highest per-capita incomes and highest population densities in the world.

Numbers that matter...

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