Interpreting data about the World population

Hey guys. Sorry for not posting for a while. I Hope you enjoy today’s post.

So today we’ll be looking into data interpretation, the world population, how different areas impact the world population and what factors influence the global population. I have been learning about this in class, and I thought it would be fun to share that information with you guys.
The picture down below is the one we’ll be interpreting today:

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From the image, you can easily come up with three main questions,
1. What is the overall pattern of the graph?
2. What is the contribution of LEDC (Less economically developed countries) in the global population?
3. What is the contribution of MEDC (More economically developed countries) in the global population?

Let’s answer these questions:
The answer to the first question by looking at the graph is:
There is a steady incline in population from the 1950s, especially for the LEDC’s as there population growth has had a lot of impacts rather than the MEDC’s who also have had an increase although not as high as the LEDc’s. The population for the less developed countries increased to go more than 10 billion, while the more developed countries had a population less 2 billion, throughout the years.

The answer to the 2nd questions by looking at the graph and also reflecting on our previous response we get that the contribution of LEDC’s is much higher for the Global population growth. The increase slowly starts to increase from the 1750’s but starts to get even higher after the 1950s, and reaches the limit of 10 billion and increasing by 2150.

Finally, to the answer the last question we look at the graph but also read over our previous two solutions, which leaves us with the fact that the contribution of MEDC’s is way lower than LEDC’s. Looking at the graph, it starts very low and only goes as high as 1 billion, which is 9 billion less than the LEDC’s. Indicating that MEDC’s contribute less than LEDC’s, but also makes us curious as to know why. The peak for MEDC’s starts to slightly go down after maybe 2050, further lowering its contribution.

After doing all this, We’ll look at another graph for more specific contributions to the global population. We need to get more specific on what specific regions contribute more to the global population than others. We’ll look at the following graph:

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After looking and observing the graph, we’ll answer the question: What regions contributes more to the global population than others?
After looking at the graph, I decided on the following answer:
The population distribution was less affected in North America, Oceania and Asia, while there was a significant increase and decrease in the areas of Europe and Africa. As the European region had a significant drop in population from the 1800s to 2000s to 2050s, while the African region had more of a notable increase from the 1800s where the population was 10.9% while 2050s went up as high as 19.8%, so almost 20%, leaving us with a 10% increase in the African region and a 13.8% decrease in the European region. The Asian region had a drop from 1800 to 1900 and then again from 2000 to 2050, but none of the decreases were as significant as the ones in the European region. Latin America had an increase in population from 1900 to 2000. The most significant impact in North America was from 1800 to 1900, where the population rose about 4%, Oceania, however, had no significant increases or decreases through the 1800s to 2050, with the increases only being as high as 0.1%. As of right now, Oceania only equips 0.54% of the world’s population, while Asia takes up 59.66% of the world population.

After we get all this information yet, one question remains, What are some reasons for the increase and decrease in population.
To answer this question, you brainstorm:
Here are mine and some other people’s brainstorm ideas:
Quality of life increasing through the years
>LEDC: fewer resources to prevent unintended pregnancies
> Economic development
>LEDC: Child labour, when low-income families see their children as sources of income.
>Increase in Money
>Illegal immigration, leading to population increase specific regions
>Increase in life expectancy
>A rise in fertility rates
>Birth rate
>Industrial revolution
>Farming → Engines
>Railroads → steam engines
>Better construction
>Genetically Modified Crops
>Spreading information
>Purified water
>Less Combat death
>Baby boom
>Diplomacy + Development
>Import and Export

–> All of the reasons mentioned above and many more contributed to the increase and decrease in the global population.

I hope you guys learnt something from this post. If you have any ideas relating to this topic, don’t forget to tell it to me in the comments down below and don’t forget to like and share.


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