POPULATION EXPLOSION: PH RATES AMONG THE HIGHEST / 2013: 105 MILLION
UNITED NATIONS, JUNE 17, 2013 (PHILSTAR) By AP – The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025 and 9.6 billion in 2050.
The report said much of the overall increase between now and 2050 is expected to take place in Africa, the United States, and developing countries with large populations such as India, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines.
The report, released Thursday, said most of the population growth will occur in developing regions which are projected to increase from 5.9 billion in 2013 to 8.2 billion in 2050.
During that same period, it said, the population of developed countries is expected to remain largely unchanged at around 1.3 billion people.
India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.”
While India’s population is forecast to grow to around 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China’s is expected to start decreasing after 2030, possibly falling to 1.1 billion in 2100.
In another notable finding, the report said Nigeria’s population is expected to surpass the population of the United States before the middle of the century, when the US population is projected to be 400.8 million compared to Nigeria’s 440.3 million.
“By the end of the century, Nigeria could start to rival China as the second most populous country in the world,” the report said, forecasting Nigeria’s population at 913.8 million in 2100.
John Wilmoth, director of the Population Division in the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which prepared the report, cautioned that “there is a great deal of uncertainty about population trends.”
“Trends and future population will be affected by the trajectories of its three major components – fertility, mortality and migration – but especially by the future course of fertility,” he said.
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Total Population of the Philippines 2013 (105 M)
Philippines is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It ranks in the top 20 most populated countries in the world.
The figure stated below is just an estimate of the CIA, a US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. There maybe other sources like the Commission on Population (POPCOM) which also projects the total population of the Philippines which is lower than CIA'a projection.
We must also be aware of the total number of unregistered children/people in the Philippines (especially those who are living on the very remote areas in the Philippines). Therefore, the estimated figure might be lower than the real total number of population of the Philippines.
According to the CIA, the total estimated population of the Philippines in year 2013 is about 105,720,644 (July 2013 estimate).
It still ranks as the 12th most populated country in the world.
According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the estimated total population of the Philippines in 2012 is about 103,775,002.
Total Population of the Philippines 2012
Almost 104 million people are living in the Philippines. Compared to the population of other countries, Philippines ranks as the 12th most populated country in the world and China as being the undisputed no. 1 most populated country.
Interesting Facts About the Philippine Population
Other demographical information provided by the CIA (based on 2012 estimate) are the following:
•34.6% of people in the Philippines is composed of 0 to 14 years old (17,999,279 male and 17,285,040 female)
•61.1% of people in the Philippines is composed of 15-64 years old (31,103,967 male and 31,097,203 female)
•4.3% are 65 years old and over (1,876,805 male and 2,471,644 female)
•Population growth rate is 1.873% (2012 estimate), which makes the Philippines ranks as the 63rd country with highest population growth rate in the world.
•Manila is the most populated city in the Philippines with 11.449 million people. Next is Davao City with 1.48 million people, Cebu City with 845,000 people and Zamboanga City with 827,000 people (based on 2009 estimated population)
Major Ethnic Groups in the Philippines
The population of the Philippines is mainly composed of ten major ethnic groups:
5.Hiligaynon or Ilonggo
According to CIA, Tagalog is the largest ethnic group which allocates 28.1% of the total population.
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