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The following is a detailed version of our 100 People statistics, updated in 2016 to reflect the world population having reached almost 7.5 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 25 would be 0-14
66 would be 15-64
9 would be 65 and older

Geography 60 would be from Asia
16 would be from Africa
10 would be from Europe
9 would be from Latin America & the Caribbean
5 would be from North America

Religion 31 would be Christian
23 would be Muslim
15 would be Hindu
7 would be Buddhist
8 would believe in other religions
16 would not be religious or identify themselves
as being aligned with a particular faith

First Language 12 would speak Chinese
6 would speak Spanish
5 would speak English
4 would speak Hindi
3 would speak Arabic
3 would speak Bengali
3 would speak Portuguese
2 would speak Russian
2 would speak Japanese
60 would speak other languages

Overall Literacy 86 would be able to read and write
14 would not

Literacy by Gender    90% of males would be able to read and write
10% of males would not be able to read and write
82% of females would be able to read and write
18% of females would not be able to read and write

Education 78% of eligible males would have a
primary school education
76% 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 54 would be urban dwellers
46 would be rural dwellers

Drinking Water 91 would have access to safe drinking water
9 would use unimproved water

Food 11 would be undernourished
Infectious Disease 1 would have HIV/AIDS
1 would have tuberculosis

Poverty 11 would live on less than $1.90 USD per day

Electricity 82 would have electricity
18 would not

Technology 65 would be cell phone users
47 would be active internet users
95 live in an area with a mobile- cellular network

Sanitation 68 would have improved sanitation
14 would have no toilets
18 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.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/

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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