United Nations Population Division has revealed, according to statistics, that the population of the world has been estimated at 7,713,469,000.
The result which was released on Monday shows that the global population could hit 8.5 billion in 2030, sky rocket to 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100.
The result also revealed that the male population had outnumbered the female population in Nigeria and the world at large, a surprising outcome which debunks the popular belief that the population of women is higher in the West African country.
Approximately, 101,832,000 males and 99,132,000 females make up the population totalling 200,964,000 in Nigeria as of mid-year 2019, while globally, there is an estimated number of 3,889,035,000 males and 3,824,434,000 females.
While the population of Africa has increased by over 32 million in the past year, increasing the figures to 1.308 billion people on the continent, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs UNDESA said countries of sub-Sahara Africa could account for more than half of the growth of the world’s population between 2019 and 2050.
It added that in 2018, for the first time, persons aged 65 years or over worldwide outnumbered children under age five which indicates that there will be more than twice as many persons above 65 as children under five by 2050.
The UN also revealed that Nigeria and Pakistan rank in 5th and 7th position in terms of population size between 1990 and 2019.
However, Nigeria is still estimated to be the third most populous country from 2050 to 2100, with a population of 733 million at the end of the century.