What's next? The global population will continue to increase during your lifetime, reaching 10 billion by 2083. However, the rate of growth is expected to slow. Most of the current growth is happening within your group of countries, or the developing world.
Young people: The world's population is young, like you. Under-25s make up 43% of the global population, but they make up 60% of the world's least-developed countries. Birth rates and death rates are declining in your group of nations. Women now have an average of 2.5 children.
Battle for resources: It is estimated that the richest group of countries consumes double the resources used by other areas of the world - including yours. The UN estimates that if current population and consumption trends continue, by the 2030s we will need the equivalent of two Earths to support us.
Did you know? More than half the people in your area have a mobile phone subscription - and the number is rising rapidly.
the amount the population has grown while you've been on this site