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If The World Were A Village of 1,000 in The
|East Asia &
|Latin America &
|Europe & Central
Middle East & North Africa
Age & Gender
|0-14 years old
|15-64 years old
|65 and older
||Chinese Traditional Religion
Health & Education
Wealth & Work
to clean water
in low income nations
in high income nations
||Children in workforce
||Telephones, fixed (land lines)
|Protected natural land
In the year 2005:
Nearly ten percent of the population is over 60, six nations account for more
than 50 percent of total world population (China - 20%; India - 17%; United
States - 5 %; Indonesia and Brazil - 3% each; and Pakistan - 2%), and 51 people
live in North America. Fewer than five people live in each of 180 nations.
More than half of the population are followers of Christianity or Islam, 147
people speak Chinese (Mandarin or Wu), 50 speak Spanish and 48 speak English as
their primary language -- one quarter of the world population speaks one of
There are 702 miles of roads over the 5,137 acres of land; 2,091 acres of is
protected land or forested, of which .01 percent is permanently lost every year,
and another 167 acres are protected marine areas.
People make, on average, $7,000 per year, and spend $3.67 for a gallon of
premium gasoline and $11.70 per month for mobile phone service. There are 143
illiterate people in the world, with 99 living in Asia, 36 in Africa, 7 in the
Americas, and 1 in Europe.
There are slightly more women in the population, and more women in the work
force. Unfortunately, there are also more children under the age of 15 who work.
Access to clean water and sanitation facilities has increased in five years and
this is reflected in an increase of one year in life expectancy. People are
getting older, or the number of people in the older age groups reported is
Per capita income has increased significantly, as has the number
of people living in middle income nations. The number of computers has nearly
doubled and mobile phones outnumber land lines by almost two-to-one.
This is copyrighted material, portions of which appear in
International Marketing by Vern Terpstra, Ravi Sarathy and Lloyd Russow, 9th
edition. When using data from here, kindly cite it:
Lloyd Russow, Village of 1,000 in the Year
http://faculty.philau.edu/russowl/villageof1000.html. Thank you.
This is an updated and adapted version of the
Village of 1,000 in the Year 2000 and Dr. Donella Meadows' 1990 State
of the Village Report.
If you would like additional statistics , you may download a spreadsheet in
Microsoft Excel format <click here>
(be sure to look at the charts and additional data on the other worksheets in
the file) or in
an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file
<click here>. The
data is quite detailed. For example, five-year age categories are available for
over 200 countries, gender-specific literacy rates by nation, as well as data on
over 20 languages and religious sects are reported. Specific data sources are
For a copy of a PDF file of
population charts <click
here>, or for a file of the religion and language charts <click
For additional information on Dr. Meadows <click
here>. You might also care to visit the
Sustainability Institute version (Ms. Diana Wright is the researcher who
gathered and synthesized the data for the original).
"There is enough in the world
for everyone's need, but not enough for
(attributed alternatively to
Mahatma Gandhi; 1869 – 1948 or Frank Buchman; 1878-1961*)
* Remaking the World, by Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman, New
York, R.M. McBride, 1949.
of the Village in the year 2010: much of the data is 'end-of -year'
- as of December 31. The data typically becomes available in mid-year in the
following year. With a little preparation time, the Village in 2010 will be
available in July or August of 2011.
This site was developed as is
Dr. Lloyd C. Russow, Ph.D.
Professor of International Business & Marketing
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Date of Ev-In site creation:
September 15, 1996.
Date of last update of Ev-In web pages: March 1, 2014.
Date of last hyperlink check of Ev-In web pages: March 1 20, 2014.
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