Increasing usage of big data by statistical agencies and other organisations may reduce the ability of populations to have a say in how they are governed.
By the end of this century the world's population will have increased by half, creating a housing problem that needs to be solved now.
Melbourne is Australia’s fastest-growing city. Across Australia, the share of UK-born residents is declining, and the share of China-born and India-born residents has increased.
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Melbourne is Australia's most rapidly growing city, a title it wrested from Perth around 2013-14. Several of Australia's big cities are growing well above the national average population growth rate.
Just another day in Nairobi’s Kibera slums. Slums are characterised by densely packed settlements with inadequate provision of services.
Despite increased global awareness about poor conditions in slums, the health of their inhabitants is a little studied phenomenon.
The basic problem facing endangered species? Too many humans.
Each new human on the planet makes extinctions more likely, yet birth control still isn't seen as a big environmental issue.
Demography is destiny. It’s an old idea but it remains as true as ever, despite the fact that it doesn’t get anything like the attention it deserves. It’s not hard to see why: not only is there a crowded…