Statistics of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

If the World Were 100 People:

Gender

50 would be female

50 would be male

Age

26 would be 0-14

66 would be 15-64

8 would be 65 and older

Geography

60 would be from Asia

15 would be from Africa

11 would be from Europe

9 would be from Latin America & the Caribbean

5 would be from North America

Religion

33 would be Christian

22 would be Muslim

14 would be Hindu

7 would be Buddhist

12 would believe in other religions

12 would not be religious or identify themselves as being aligned with a particular faith

First Language

12 would speak Chinese

5 would speak Spanish

5 would speak English

3 would speak Arabic

3 would speak Hindi

3 would speak Bengali

3 would speak Portuguese

2 would speak Russian

2 would speak Japanese

62 would speak other languages

Overall Literacy

83 would be able to read and write

17 would not

Literacy by Gender

88% of males would be able to read and write

12% of males would not be able to read and write

79% of females would be able to read and write

21% of females would not be able to read and write

Education

76% of eligible males would have a primary school education

72% of eligible females would have a primary school education

66% of eligible males would have a secondary school education

63% of eligible females would have a secondary school education

7 would have a college degree

Urban/Rural

51 would be urban dwellers

49 would be rural dwellers

Drinking Water

87 would have access to safe drinking water

13 would use unimproved water

Food

15 would be undernourished

Infectious Disease

<1% would have HIV/AIDS

<1%would have tuberculosis

Poverty

48 would live on less than $2 USD per day

1 out of 2 children would live in poverty

Electricity

78 would have electricity

22 would not

Technology

75 would be cell phone users

30 would be active internet users

22 would own or share a computer

Sanitation

65 would have improved sanitation

16 would have no toilets

19 would have unimproved toilets

References

Source of Complete List:

http://www.100people.org/statistics_detailed_statistics.php?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm

Gender:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

Age:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

Geography:

http://esa.un.org/wpp/unpp/panel_population.htm

http://www.geohive.com/earth/world.aspx

http://worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/contnent.htm

Religion:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

First Language:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/human-conditions.php#2

Overall Literacy and Education:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

http://www.uis.unesco.org/FactSheets/Documents/FS16-2011-Literacy-EN.pdf

http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Pages/tertiary-education.aspx

http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/Tech1-eng.pdf

http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/5058

http://data.worldbank.org/

http://www.barrolee.com/

http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/barro/files/p_jwha.pdf

http://ged.eads.usaidallnet.gov/query/do?_program=/eads/ged/countryUNE

Literacy by Gender:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

Urban/Rural:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

Drinking Water:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

Food:

http://www.fao.org/hunger/en/

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/index.html

http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/world%20hunger%20facts%202002.htm

Infectious Disease:

http://www.who.int/gho/tb/epidemic/cases_deaths/en/index.html

http://www.who.int/hiv/data/en/index.html

Poverty:

http://www.prb.org/pdf11/2011population-data-sheet_eng.pdf

http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/2005/kotharibrf050511.doc.htm

http://www.adb.org/documents/reports/health_wealth/hwap.pdf

http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats

http://econ.worldbank.org

Electricity:

http://www.iea.org/country/maps.asp http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/human-conditions.php#2

Technology:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/

http://www.4gamericas.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageid=956

http://www.c-i-a.com/pr0109.htm

Sanitation:

http://www.wssinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/resources/JMP-report-2012-en.pdf

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