Sunday, 30 October 2011

World population from 6 billion to 7 billion people

As you can see just two continents drive the global population growth – and especially Europe lags far behind, almost playing even. That is because large immigration in Western Europe* is compensated by birth rates below replacement level, especially in Eastern Europe.

[*) To give an indication, judging by Eurostat 2010 figures within the EU the total number of first-generation non-European immigrants is now larger (an estimated 30+ million) than the total population growth for the entire continent between 1999 and 2012 (13 million). These immigrant communities in turn an average have substantially higher birth rates, which further help to mask population declines in other European communities.]
Source: Bits of Science


Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

Europeans have below replacement levels of fertility, so they are already contributing nothing to the world's population increase. See here. We are also constantly being told we need third-world immigrants to keep our social security systems going, even though third-world immigrants are the principal burden on them.

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