Monday, May 29, 2017

World Population Trends

The citizens of Hong Kong have the highest life expectancy in the world. The life expectancy at birth is 83.7 years. The lowest life expectancy is in Swaziland, where citizens have an average life expectancy at birth of 49.19 (UN DESA 2015).

World Population - Uneven Development is an interesting mapped visualization of global population data & trends. The map uses data from the United Nations to compare countries around the world in terms of life expectancy, birth & fertility rates, population ages and migration trends.

The map is particularly useful for educators as it includes a number of questions and prompts in each section. The questions are designed to make users think about the population differences between countries and regions of the world and to examine the changing trends in the data.

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