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A global village of 7 billion

Discover your place in the global village

Last Updated: October 31, 2011

On October 31, 2011 the human population will reach 7 billion people.
If this was a village of 100, how would you fit?


Are you Male or Female?

Are you a person of colour?

Are you 14 or younger?

Are you 65 or older?

Have you ever had a form of cancer?

Do you have a post-secondary degree?

Do you have a mobile phone?

Do you have internet access?

Can you read and write?

Do you have electricity?

Do you go to bed hungry?

Are you Christian, Muslim or Hindu?

Are you wealthy?

In the global village of 100 people:

  • 49 would be women, 51 men
  • 82 would be people of colour
  • 26 would be 14 or younger
  • 8 would be over 65.
  • 31 have experienced cancer in one form or another
  • 7 have a college degree
  • 77 have a mobile phone
  • 30 have internet access
  • 16 cannot read or write
  • 20 do not have regular access to electricity
  • 13 would go to bed hungry every night
  • 33 would be Christian; 22 Muslim; 14 Hindu
  • 10 own half of all the wealth in the village
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