Young and growing: An animated infographic showing how the global population is set to change
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In 1950, —————————— (1) in rich countries in North America, Europe and Oceania was around 30 years old.
In Asia, Africa and Latin America it was closer to 20 .
Since then ——————————————————- (2) as people have fewer babies and live longer. But Africa’s different.
It’s high fertility and deaths from war and disease that ————– (3a) the median age ———— (3b).
Though ———————————– (4) as people live longer, healthier lives.
In the rich world, ———————————- (5) , while the median age in poor countries ————————— (6).
A ———————————————– (7) in terms of population numbers.
In the middle of the 20th century, there were 2.5 billion people.
In most places, the population ————————————- (8) — and ———————————————– (9) by 2050.
In Asia, the number of people surged and is forecast to taper off.
But in Africa, the population ————————————- (10) and this is likely to continue .
In fact, Africa’s population ——————————————— (11) to almost two and a half billion people by 2050, making the region a growing market.