What is the current death/birth rate ratio in the world per year?

We know the Earth's human population is rising unsustainably, in 2011 it hit 7 billion, so it is important to understand the ratio of people being born to those dying. 

29th May 2017
What is the current death/birth rate ratio in the world per year? (Raja Lockey)

Asked by: Anthony Perry, USA

According to the World Bank, for every 1,000 people in the world, an average of 7.748 people will die each year and 19.349 will be born. That’s a ratio of about 2.5 births for every death. Those figures are from 2014 but both are slowing at similar rates, so the ratio hasn’t changed much in the last 10 years. 

 


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