Category Archives: Population trends

Demographic realities




Almost 33% of the US workforce will be aged 50+ by the year 2012. Ref: The Economist In the mid 1950s 9% of adults were single in the US. The figure is now 44% Ref: Innovation Watch In Australia 25% … Continue reading






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Stat of the week.




Since 1990, the percentage of young people aged 15-29 has risen by 50% in Libya and Tunisia, 65% in Egypt and 125% in Yemen. Meanwhile Japan is moving in the other direction. By 2055, 41% of the Japanese population will … Continue reading






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Greetings from Korea




Today I’ll mostly be boring you with population statistics. The 2010 South Korean census has revealed that the core working population (ages 25 to 49) fell to 19.5 million in 2010, down 360,000 from 2005. This fall is the first … Continue reading






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Save the date




The world’s population hits 7 billion on 26 August 2011. That seems very precise to me. Is there some kind of digital scanner hooked up to pediatric departments globally? Maybe we should have countdown clocks displayed on the bodies of … Continue reading






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Population Trends




The ¬†absolute increase in the world’s working age population (i.e. men and women aged 15-64) will be approximately 900 million people over the next 2 decades. Sounds a lot, but the increase over the previous 2 decades was 1.3 billion*. … Continue reading






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