Demographics

Demographics is the statistical study of human populations and characteristics. Demographic data can include information on population size, density, growth, and organizational groupings such as race, gender, or age. Institutions like the U.S. Census Bureau conduct surveys to gather information about the nation's citizens on a regular basis. The population of the United States tends to ethnically diverse due to the country’s history of immigration which made it a cultural melting pot.

Continent with the highest population share
Asia
Life expectancy at birth for women in the UK
82.9 years
Population of the U.S.
329 million

Population size

Demography: the complicated science
Population of selected European countries in 2020 (in million inhabitants)
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A population is a collection of the same species or humans. The study of demography focuses on statistics of populations. The world population is well over seven billion people and growing. Counting and classifying such a large population is no easy task. Institutions like the U.S. Census Bureau conduct surveys to gather information about the nation's citizens on a regular basis.

Global population
China's population
Demography

Births, Deaths, Life Expectance

Are people living longer?
Average life expectancy at birth in Russia in 2019, by federal district (in years)
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Despite the declining birth rate in many developed countries, the population is still growing due to the increasing life expectancies. Life expectancy is the average number of years until death that a person has remaining at any given age. Largely due to improvements in modern medicine, the average life expectancy around the world has greatly increased in recent decades with only a few exceptions. However, cancer and heart disease continue to be some of the largest causes of death.

Births in the U.S.
Births in the UK
Death in the UK

Marriage & Divorce

Is marriage an outdated concept?
Number of international marriages concluded in South Korea from 2010 to 2019
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The frequency of marriages has declined in many countries as more and more adults find marriage to be an outdated concept. On the other hand, the rate of divorce is also low in these areas. However, this may be due to the low rates of marriages. The legalization of same-sex marriages helped to increase the number of weddings in those regions.

Weddings and Marriage
Divorce in the U.S.
Marriage in the UK

Migration

Where is everyone going?
Number of Mexican emigrants worldwide in 2019, by country of immigration (in 1,000s)
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Either through necessity, or desire, people travel and move their homes and families to different countries every day. Europe sees thousands of displaced citizens from countries like Syria or Iraq cross its borders to escape war and persecution. At the same time, many want to move to another country simply to improve their living conditions and find better employment opportunities. Refugee resettlement agencies and immigration departments oversee much of migration movements.

Migration in Europe
Illegal immigration in the U.S.
Migration in Australia

Poverty

What is the poorest part of the world?
Poverty rate in the United States from 1990 to 2019
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Global institutions, like World Bank or the U.S. Census Bureau at the national level, calculate the poverty within a country based off the share of the population that possess “… low incomes and the inability to acquire the basic goods and services necessary for survival with dignity.” – World Bank. Extreme poverty is living on less than 1.25 U.S. dollars a day (Purchasing Power Parity) and moderate poverty is living on less than two U.S. dollars a day.

Poverty in the UK
Statistics and facts about poverty
Homelessness in the U.S.

Industry Definition

The demographics category offers data on the population statistics from institutions around the world. Within this sector, Statista provides information about the growth rates, and movements, of peoples from several backgrounds and nationalities. Additionally, data on demographics on a global, regional, and local scale is available, as well as data on the migration of peoples through multiple regions and their demographics.
The world population is well over seven billion people and growing. Counting and classifying such a large population is no easy task. However, institutions like the U.S. Census Bureau and the World Bank conduct surveys and fact finding missions to gather information about a nation's citizens on a regular basis. Statista provides the collaborative data from such surveys and missions covering every facet of demography.

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