Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Worth spending time understanding demographics

I know I can “Bore for England” on the subject of demographics. I find the subject fascinating – both at a local and global level.

Business Week has a feature about the countries with the fastest shrinking populations. No prizes for the winner – Japan. On current estimates its population will decline by a quarter in the next 40 years with most of those remaining being old.

The data used in the article is taken from the Population Reference Bureau. It is really worth downloading this organisation’s free fact sheet. If you ever need proof that the Earth is splitting into old and young countries then this report provides the evidence. Dick Stroud

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