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By 2050, it is projected that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. 5.2 billion urban residents are expected in Asia and Africa. How is internal migration shaping these cities?
Why do newspapers portray Britain’s teenagers as an endangered species?
By 2050 1.2 million more people are expected to be put at risk of pluvial flooding due to climate change and urban population growth
The world is changing China and China is changing the world
The purpose of this module is to explore what is often referred to in the media as ‘New India'
This unit of work explores important demographic themes
The richest one per cent of adults in the world own 40% of the world's wealth, and about half the world's population live on less than US$2 a day
Population growth, rising affluence, energy policy and climate change – these are the “four corners” of the food crisis.
Mozambique has one of Africa’s lowest electrification rates – the national grid reaches just 23% of its population of 29 million people
By 2050 it is expected that 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. Find out more about the areas these people will live in - megacities
Prompted by rapid population growth, the UK government ordered the first national census to take place in 1801. The UK census counts the total population and records its characteristics, such as age, gender, employment and health. A census has been carried out every 10 years since 1801, except during wartime in 1941
How are migration trends affecting UK population growth and how has the government responded?
What is the link between youthful out-migration and Poland’s current pension crisis?
In this podcast, Professor Andrew Tatem discusses quantifying population movements and data skills in geography.
People, places and population change
Written by Professor Richard Harris, Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
Data is gathered on a small part of the whole parent population or sampling frame, and used to inform what the whole picture is like
Since 1990, over one billion people have joined a global middle class that earns at least $10 a day
We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity
Britain is facing a dramatic shift in its population age structure, caused by both a declining fertility rate and a rising life expectancy rate
How and why the world’s population will stabilise at nine to 10 billion, and the concepts of ‘developed’ and ‘undeveloped’
Despite comprising over three quarters of Russia land mass, Siberia is home to only forty million people, one of the lowest population densities of any region or country in the world
As the size of the world’s population increases so too does the demand for land on which to house people, grow food and harvest resources which they increasingly demand
Can Venice be sustained as a living city for its residents
Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles
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