Turkey, with a population of 84 million 680 thousand 273, ranks 18th among 195 countries in the world population and constituted 1.1 percent of the world’s total population. Life expectancy at birth in Turkey for the period 2020-2025; It was estimated at 75.6 years for men and 81.2 years for women.
Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) published the 2022 World Population Day Bulletin. According to the United Nations (UN) population estimates, the world population in 2021 was estimated as 7 billion 874 million 965 thousand 732 people. The country with the highest population was China with 1 billion 444 million 216 thousand 102 people. China was followed by India with 1 billion 393 million 409 thousand 33 people and the USA with 332 million 915 thousand 74 people. The three countries make up 40.3% of the world’s population. Turkey, with a population of 84 million 680 thousand 273 people, ranks 18th among 195 countries, making up 1.1 percent of the world’s total population.
NIGER COUNTRY WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION OF CHILDREN
Considering the ratio of the 0-17 age group child population to the total population of the countries; In 2021, the country with the highest child population rate was Niger with 56.4 percent. This country was followed by Mali with 53.8% and Chad with 53.2%. The country with the lowest rate was Singapore with 14.9 percent, followed by Japan and South Korea with 15 percent and Italy with 15.7 percent. The world average child population rate was 30 percent in 2021. It was observed that the rate of child population in Turkey was 26.9%, below the world average of child population. The child population rates of 27 European Union (EU) member countries in 2021 were Ireland with 24.5 percent, France with 21.1 percent and Sweden with 21 percent, respectively. The countries with the lowest child population rates were Italy with 15.7 percent, Portugal with 15.9 percent and Greece with 16.5 percent, respectively. It was observed that the child population ratio of Turkey, with 26.9%, is higher than the child population ratios of EU member countries. The world average of the young population rate was 15.4 percent in 2021. Turkey’s youth population rate is 15.3 percent, just below the world average. It has been observed that Turkey’s youth population ratio is higher than that of 27 EU member countries.
HIGHEST OLD POPULATION IN JAPAN
In 2021, the country with the highest rate of elderly population was Japan with 28.7 percent. This country was followed by Italy with 23.6 percent and Portugal with 23.1 percent. The country with the lowest rate of elderly population was the United Arab Emirates with 1.4 percent. This country was followed by Qatar with 1.9 percent and Uganda with 2%. In 2021, the world average of elderly population was 9.6 percent. It has been observed that Turkey’s elderly population ratio is 9.7 percent, slightly above the world average of elderly population.
AVERAGE LIFE 73.2 YEARS
For the period 2020-2025, life expectancy at birth is 73.2 years worldwide; 70.8 years for men and 75.6 years for women. It was observed that life expectancy at birth, which is 75.6 years for males in Turkey, is above the world average. Life expectancy at birth, which is 81.2 years for women in Turkey, was also above the world average.
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