Worldometers released a list of countries showing the respective population, population change, area, density, and other pertinent data from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division.
The data obtained for the overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in every country is as of July 1, 2014.
A Global Ranking of the countries is also shown, which means the position held by the country in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.
Topping the list is China with a listed population of 1,393,783,836. Coming in close second is India with a listed population of 1,267,401,849. USA comes third with a listed population of 322,583,006.
The Philippines comes in 12th with a listed population of 100,096,496. From the data, it can be seen that the % change in our population is 1.73%, which translates to 1,702,922. The median age of our population is 23.2, which is relatively young compared to Japan’s 46.2 and Germany’s 45.9.
Our country contributes to 1.38% of the world’s total population.
Despite not having the highest population, the United Nations Commission of Human Rights declared Manila as the city with the highest homeless population, which is a tad disappointing.
Our exponentially growing population has been an issue for the longest time now. Thus, laws that aid in mitigating issues regarding our growing population should be discussed and contemplated well, and implemented soon.
How can we solve the issues of our exponentially growing population?