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@blackwellbooks 8/26: Or think of a far more dramatic slowdown – in the number of people that are on the planet which is still rising, but rising much more slowly than before and which is set to stop rising soon. (note: The future projections shown here a. War of the Three Kingdoms. World population dataviz. *****Love this map from my alma mater showing how life expectancy changes across the country, there's definitely a starter in this. #geographyteacher. Global population in billions when I was born #dataviz #population… Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "Global population until 2100: Growth dominated by Africa Total population grows until around 2100 From 2100 the world will face the challenge of shrinking populations Hard to picture another century dominated by US / Eur.

World population explosion over 12,000 years imagined as a 3D aluminium sculpture. We are living at the big end of the sculpture of course. Source. Global population growth by continent from 1950 to 2100. Source.

Household size

Twitter. Birthdays. Population pyramids USA. AnimateData. The bad news is we’re dying early in Britain – and it’s all down to ‘shit-life syndrome’ Britain and America are in the midst of a barely reported public health crisis.

The bad news is we’re dying early in Britain – and it’s all down to ‘shit-life syndrome’

They are experiencing not merely a slowdown in life expectancy, which in many other rich countries is continuing to lengthen, but the start of an alarming increase in death rates across all our populations, men and women alike. We are needlessly allowing our people to die early. In Britain, life expectancy, which increased steadily for a century, slowed dramatically between 2010 and 2016. The rate of increase dropped by 90% for women and 76% for men, to 82.8 years and 79.1 years respectively.

Now, death rates among older people have so much increased over the last two years – with expectations that this will continue – that two major insurance companies, Aviva and Legal and General, are releasing hundreds of millions of pounds they had been holding as reserves to pay annuities to pay to shareholders instead. Here is another (very pretty) take on the popular UN Population data that shows historical and projected data. Source.

Demographic shifts

I just read the sentence "Today the living outnumber the dead, meaning more people are alive today than were ever born. Interactive population maps. Population pyramids (incl interactive) Demographics UK e.g. ONS interactives for NEA. This 1911 UK Census entry has one particular visitor listed with the occupation of 'quiet suffragette'...… That's an age you don't see on a gravestone very often...… The 1891 British census. The Benney family know who runs the house, their 1yr old son has his occupation listed as "the boss".… When will men live as long as women? By 2032, say experts. In developed countries, the gender gap has long favoured women by one measure at least: life expectancy.

When will men live as long as women? By 2032, say experts

Throughout the past 100 years women have significantly outlived men, on whom war, heavy industry and cigarettes – among other things – have taken a heavier toll. But this gender gap is closing – and a new statistical analysis of life expectancy in England and Wales since 1950 suggests that, by the year 2032, men can expect to live as long as women, with both sexes sharing an average life expectancy of 87.5 years. The study, led by Les Mayhew, professor of statistics at Cass Business School, calculated how long a sample of 100,000 people aged 30 would live if they experienced the average mortality rates for each ensuing year, projecting forward until the male and female life expectancy curves intersected. There are a number of factors that explain the narrowing gap, according to Mayhew. Postcodes and poverty. 5 healthy habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more.

Maintaining five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking — during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by the Harvard T.H.

5 healthy habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more

Chan School of Public Health. Researchers also found that American women and men who maintained the healthiest lifestyles were 82 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65 percent less likely to die from cancer when compared with those with the least healthy lifestyles over the course of the roughly 30-year study period. The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact that adopting low-risk lifestyle factors has on life expectancy in the U.S.

Big picture #demographics: #Map shows median age by continent. Oldest (Europe) and youngest (Africa) are neighbours. Animated world population #treemap… Useful chart for all #cat owners. Cat age vs human age. Source. #Map shows the world’s too 10 most populous countries as of July 2018. Important #trivia knowledge! Source. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "Animation by @aronstrandberg shows the 10 most populated countries from 1950 to 2060. Have a look at the rapid rise of #Nigeria. #Russia is shrinking itself out of the top 10 rather quickly... Source. A 40-year study of teens finds Generation Z is unlike any past generation — here's what they're all about. Getty/Christopher Polk Today's teens are in no hurry to grow up, a new study finds.

A 40-year study of teens finds Generation Z is unlike any past generation — here's what they're all about

Contrary to teenagers of past generations, Generation Z — broadly defined as people born between 1995 and the mid-2000s — aren't drinking alcohol, having sex, driving, or going out without their parents nearly as much. According to psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, who analyzed 8.3 million responses across seven surveys of teens from 1976 to 2016, today's 18-year-olds act more like 15-year-olds from years past. The findings largely back up Generation Z as less reckless and more socially isolated than generations prior. Here's what they're all about. They don't crave the open road. In the late 1970s, nearly 90% of teens had gotten their driver's license by the 12th grade. Twenge and Park's findings suggest this downward trend correlates with many other Gen Z trends, given that driving offers the freedom to date, go to parties, and get to work.

*****1951: Britain was preparing for a bit of "national stocktaking" - with the first census in 20 years… Never married 21-36 year-old Americans In 1965: 17% In 2017: 57% Chart shows life expectancy in England and Wales throughout #history (1700-today). Nice way of visualizing life expectancy by age. Source. We found that date of births likely impact your chances to become a leading politician. Members of the US Congress are much more likely to be born after the school cut-off date in their state and to have been relatively older among their peers at school. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "Different researchers use different definitions regarding generations. Having one generation span 21 years and the next 15 is fine when analyzing value shifts. When examining relative size I personally prefer to have eac. Best practice #dataviz from 1898 shows historical population growth in #USA from 1790 to 1890. Beautifully crafted piece of #data #art. I love it! Source.

3 Year old Alice Hannah Shepherd, listed in the 1881 UK Census. Her profession? 'running about'!… Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "Crucial chart regarding global population. Growth rate is steeply declining. We don't know exactly when but at around 12 billion people global population will first plateau and then decline. Improving education & health. This man outlived all 8 of his children. An example of child mortality rates in the 1800s.… Animation: Population Pyramids of the 10 Most Populous Countries. China and India may have similar populations today, but they have very different demographic destinies.

Animation: Population Pyramids of the 10 Most Populous Countries

While China should see its population fall in the coming decades, India projects to be the most populous country in 2050 by a long shot. By that time, India will have up to 1.7 billion people – and Mumbai will be the largest megacity in the world with upwards of 42 million people. Comparing Population Pyramids. The head of this 1911 UK Census household decided to add to the column asking if he had a disability, that he was "short of cash"!… Animation: U.S. Population Pyramid From 1980-2050. The 1812 baptism of Hannah, starting as she means to go on and already listed as the "headache" of Philip and Sarah Tabor...… *****SEDAC's Population Estimation Tools. Projected Population Change in European Countries, 2017 to 2050. Do we humans have mating seasons? This heat #map showing which months babies tend to be born by country suggests we kinda do... Source:…

This year global population grew by one Germany. Today, FOR ONE DAY ONLY, every adult in Britain was born in the 20th century, and every child in Britain today was born in the 21st century. Human Mortality Explorer #mortality #health #death #data #statistics #datavis #dataviz #geography. On New Year’s Eve, every adult in the world will have been born in the 20th century and every child will have been born in the 21st century.… *****Baby boomers and their echoes: Population estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. #Infographic shows most common cause of death by age group in 1915 and 2015 (in #England and #Wales). External causes refer to drugs and sui…

Queen Victoria's husband Albert died today in 1861. In a census she'd listed him as head of the household & her own occupation: 'The Queen'. South Korean women will soon outlive us all. What's their secret? Latest projections for Britain suggest that at least a million years of life lost by 2058. Why is this and what can… Theconversation. Buried deep in a note towards the end of a recent bulletin published by the British government’s statistical agency was a startling revelation.


On average, people in the UK are now projected to live shorter lives than previously thought. In their projections, published in October 2017, statisticians at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that by 2041, life expectancy for women would be 86.2 years and 83.4 years for men. In both cases, that’s almost a whole year less than had been projected just two years earlier. And the statisticians said life expectancy would only continue to creep upwards in future. As a result, and looking further ahead, a further one million earlier deaths are now projected to happen across the UK in the next 40 years by 2058. Women have 1.9 children on average, a record low. Image copyright Getty Images Women in England and Wales are having 1.9 children on average, fewer than their mothers who had 2.2 offspring, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Women have 1.9 children on average, a record low

That's a small decrease but the lowest level on record and continues the downward trend of the past few years. The decline is in part due to a growing number of women not having children, with one-fifth now childless. Percentage of children in Europe born outside of marriage. High in Nordic nations, #France and former East #Germany. One day will every house have a refrigerator? In 1936, 450 are going to houses in the #SR region of Southampton. #SouthernRailwayMagazine. Half of the British population born in 1851 died before they were 50. Half of those born today will reach 95. From. *****You draw the chart: How has life changed in 60 years? In October 1957, BBC Radio 4's Today programme went on the air for the first time.

*****You draw the chart: How has life changed in 60 years?

A lot has changed in the last 60 years: we are living much longer; attitudes to sex and marriage have become more relaxed; house prices have risen and the demographics of the UK have changed. But do you know by how much? Test your knowledge by drawing in the missing information on the charts below. The charts give you the latest figure, all you have to do is hold and drag the orange dot on each graph and draw the rest of the chart back to 1957, then use the "Show me the answer" button to see how you did. All the charts have been produced in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics. *****Video: These are the longest-living life-forms on Earth. *****Nordic Statistics 2017: The Nordic Region returns a surplus by @nordenen. Shocking figures show there are now 124 million obese children worldwide. Okay here's another: regional life expectancy, 2015 (green = longer life)

Animation: Population Pyramids of the 10 Most Populous Countries. *****Percentage of male population dying before the age of 65 in Europe. Reddit user: trinitronbx, Data European countries with the highest mortality rate among men under the age of 65: 1.

*****Percentage of male population dying before the age of 65 in Europe

Russia - 43% 2. Ukraine - 40% 3. Belarus - 40% 4. #Map Shows Average Number of Kids Per Woman in Africa. The richer countries have lower birthrates. We live in wonderful times. Old age wasn't the most common cause of death 100 years ago. Good quick read. *****Mapping Europe's Demographic Shifts, 2006-2016 - CityLab. Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children.

*****Mapping Europe's Demographic Shifts, 2006-2016 - CityLab

Here’s how that’s changing the region. Europe’s population is on the move, and a new report suggests exactly where and why. Released last week by Eurostat, the statistical office of the E.U., this blockbuster annual yearbook offers a dizzying number of insights into the state of a changing Europe. Among the sheer volume of detail, some clear trends emerge: younger people are leaving Europe’s south, especially its rural areas, in search of work in urban areas of the continent’s job-rich northwest.

That’s creating a demographic hole that might presage extended, continuing decline. The chart below provides some clues to this movement. UK 'eliminates measles' for first time. Image copyright Jovanmandic The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says. The global health body classes a country as having eliminated the disease when it has stopped it freely circulating for at least three years.

While there are still small clusters, many of these are brought in from abroad and they are not spreading. But health experts said there should be no complacency, warning there were several large outbreaks across Europe. Some parts of the US have a lower life expectancy than Iraq and North Korea. Despite being the world’s largest economy, some parts of the US have health records that compare unfavourably with developing nations, war-torn countries and dictatorial regimes. New research examining death records across US counties reveals that those living in areas with the highest life expectancy can expect to live for more than 20 years longer than those living in areas with the lowest life expectancy. At just 66.8 years, Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota had the lowest life expectancy of any county investigated by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Great research by @McKinsey_MGI shows that cities within the same country can have widely different age profiles.

*****1901: These kids will make you smile: the mill gates of Alfred Butterworth & Sons, Oldham, filmed by Mitchell & Kenyon in 1901. *****Measles was the leading cause of death in children in 1915 ... miracle of vaccination shouldn't be forgotten. *****Oldest woman in the world dies aged 117 - last Victorian. *****If 100 people lived in Britain: UK demographics. China is skewing older - and more male. Half of the British population born in 1851 died before they were 50. Half of those born today will reach 95. From.

Athletes live longer. Endurance athletes and gold medalists live the longest. Have faith fellow athletes. Clarke BMJ 2012. #Map shows average height of people in #India. Source. *****Video showing global #population distribution by @galka_max #geographyteacher □ *****11 facts about world population you might not know. Pop 265k, 50k kids. Life expectancy 26 yrs. Very few know about Idjwi. Fantastic animation from @aronstrandberg showing #population projections for China and India #geographyteacher □□□□ Key Facts - Population Matters. Our population is growing There are now more than 7,500,000,000 people on planet Earth. (UN) It took until the early 1800s for the world population to reach one billion. Now we add a billion every 12-15 years. (UN) The UN estimates a population of nearly 9.8bn by 2050 – 30% higher than it is today.

(For more information about global population, visit the Our numbers page.) Animated world population 1950-2100. #Asia stops growth in a few decades. #Africa slows but growth continues. Fertility rate 1950-2100. Let's see if you can spot the start of the one child policy in #China. *****Scientists try to answer why Dutch people are so tall. The Netherlands is the land of giants: on average, its women stand almost 1.71 metres (5.6 feet) tall, and its men 1.84 metres.

But how the Dutch became the world’s tallest people has been somewhat of a mystery. After all, two centuries ago they were renowned for being among the shortest. A handful of senior quotes from a 1911 high school yearbook. *****World population day in numbers (BBC video explainer) On #WorldPopulationDay, some staggering stats on demographic changes & data predicting a receding population after 2023 @MaxCRoser.

Median Age by Continent #Demography. *****Census 2016: This is Australia as 100 people (animation) Australia census: Five takeaways from a changing country. Image copyright Getty Images The results of Australia's 2016 census have been released, and they paint a clear picture of a country in the midst of change. Here are five takeaways (There will be a quiz at the end!) : 1. It's becoming more Asian and less European Modern Australia has been built on immigration, and the latest census confirms this, finding that almost half (49%) of all Australians were born overseas or had at least one parent born abroad.

But fewer of those arriving in Australia are coming from Europe - once the dominant source of migrants for a country that restricted immigration until the 1970s under the "White Australia" policy. Omny. Leading causes of death in perspective. UK population rise of 538,000 is biggest for 70 years. Image copyright EPA The population of the UK has increased by more than half a million - the biggest rise for 70 years - according to official figures. There were 65,648,000 people in the UK in June 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).