India on course to top the pops

1. What is the expected increase in Africa's population by 2050?

2. If India's population increased by 343 000 in one week how much will it have increased by in one year?

3. Which country/countries will experience the greatest decrease in population? What is this decrease? What factors could be contributing to the decrease?

4. Using the area of India (in square kilometres) and its expected population in 2050, calculate how many people occupy one square kilometre of land. Now see if you can work out how many people would be living in an area similar to that of our classroom?

5. Do some research to find out how figures such as those described in the article are obtained.

(Written by Simone Grey, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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