If the World were 100 People

The following is a detailed version of our 100 People statistics, updated to reflect the world population having reached 7 billion people. Source information for each of the categories is available at the bottom of the page.

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

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


Source variables and documentation provided by:

Fritz J. Erickson: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ferris State University (Formerly Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay); John A. Vonk: Professor Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado

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