The Harvest Fields • Statistics 2015
The Harvest Fields • Statistics 2015
Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers
are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send
forth labourers into His harvest. Luke 10:2|
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20a
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15b
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 1 John 4:14
|Harvest Fields Index|
Average Life Expectancy
Largest Urban Centers
40%+ Under 15 Years Old
Lowest Life Expectancy
Roman Catholic Countries
|Major Religions Languages||References|
As of November 1, 2015. For most up-to-date estimate, see U.S.
Census Bureau, U.S. and World Populaton Clock.
It is estimated that in 1 AD, there were 300 million people in the world; in 1250, 400 million; in 1500, 500 million. According to UN estimates, the world population reached 1 billion in 1804; rose to 2 billion 123 years later, in 1927; to 3 billion 33 years after that, in 1960; to 4 billion in 1974; to 5 billion in 1987; to 6 billion in 1999; and to 7 billion in 2011. The U. S. Census Bureau put the world population in mid-2014 at about 7.2 billion.2
"To give a point of reference for the magnitude of one billion, it would require forty thousand trips around the world to equal one billion miles."4
|Europe (incl. Russia)||743,000,000|
|Oceania (incl. Australia)||37,000,000|
|Antarctica||no indigenous inhabitants|
*Includes South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
**Includes the United States and Canada.
Note: Asia is home to 60 percent of global population. China and India account for more than half of Asia's total population.
|Birth Rate:||Death Rate:|
|19 births/1,000 population||8 deaths/1,000 population|
|134 million births per year||56.2 million people die each year|
|367,200 births per day||154,000 people die each day|
|15,300 births each hour||6420 people die each hour|
|255 births each minute||107 people die each minute|
|4.3 births each second of every day||almost 2 people die each second|
|Average Life Expectancy at Birth is 68 years1|
|1.85 billion people age 0-14 years (26%)|
|1.20 billion people age 15-24 years (17%)|
|2.93 billion people age 25-54 years (41%)|
|610 million people age 55-64 years (9%)|
|597 million people are 65 years and over (8%)|
There are approximately 226 inhabited countries and territories in the world. China is the most populous nation with 1/5 of the world's people. About half the world's people live in the first six largest countries listed below.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base
|1. Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan||37,555,000|
|2. Jakarta, Indonesia||29,959,000|
|3. Delhi, India||24,134,000|
|4. Seoul-Incheon, South Korea||22 992 000|
|5. Manila, Philippines||22,710,000|
|6. Shanghai, China||22,650,000|
|7. Karachi, Pakistan||21,585,000|
|8. New York City, U.S.||20,661,000|
|9. Mexico City, Mexico||20,300,000|
|10. São Paulo, Brazil||20 273 000|
|11. Beijing (Peking), China||19,277,000|
|12. Guangzhou-Foshan, China||18,316,000|
|13. Mumbai (Bombay), India||17,672,000|
|14. Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, Japan||17,234,000|
|15. Moscow, Russia||15,885,000|
|16. Los Angeles, United States||15,250,000|
|17 Cairo, Egypt||15,206,000|
|18. Bangkok, Thailand||14,910,000|
|19. Kolkata (Calcutta), India||14,896,000|
|20. Dhaka, Bangladesh||14,816,000|
*2014 estimates by Demographia.com which defines an urban area (urbanized area agglomeration or urban centre) as a continuously built up landmass of urban development containing a high population density, without regard for administrative boundaries (i.e. municipality, city or commune) or a labor market (i.e. metropolitan area). Population figures for the world's largest cities differ from one source to another because of the different concepts used (i.e. urban areas, urban agglomerations, metropolitan areas, etc.)
0-14 Years of Age (%)
|Central African Republic||41|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of the||43|
|Congo, Republic of the||41|
|Sao Tome and Principe||44|
|Country||Life Expectancy (yrs.)|
|Central African Republic||51.4|
|Algeria||99 (predominantly Sunni)|
|Egypt||90 (predominantly Sunni)|
|Jordan||97 (predominantly Sunni)|
|United Arab Emirates||76|
|Country||Roman Catholic (%)|
|Argentina||92% (less than 20% practicing)|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of the||50|
|Poland||90 (about 75% practicing)|
|Sao Tome and Principe||58|
|Chinese folk religionists||436,179,000|
*This term denotes members of Christian churches and networks that regard themselves as postdenominationalist and neo-apostolic and thus independent of historic, mainstream, organized, institutionalized, confessional, denominationalist Christianity.
There are 7,106 known living languages
in the world today. 389 (or approximately 6%) of the world's
languages have at least one million speakers and account
for 94% of the world's population. By contrast, the remaining
94% of languages are spoken by only 6% of the world's people.
Languages spoken by the most people ("first language" speakers)
are Chinese, Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, Javanese.
Source: Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 17th ed. www.ethnologue.com
Notes from The World Factbook:
1. All told, there are an estimated 7,100 languages spoken in the world; aproximately 80% of these languages are spoken by less than 100,000 people; about 50 languages are spoken by only 1 person; communities that are isolated from each other in mountainous regions often develop multiple languages; Papua New Guinea, for example, boasts about 836 separate languages.
2. Approximately 2,300 languages are spoken in Asia, 2,150 in Africa, 1,300 in the Pacific, 1,060 in the Americas, and 280 in Europe.
World Factbook (CIA).
2. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015, ©2015.
3. Demographia World Urban Areas. 10th Annual edition. May, 2014 Revision. www.demographia.com
4. Biblical Missions: History, Principles, Practice by Roy F. Dearmore. Garland, Tex.: Rodgers Baptist Church, ©1997.