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Here’s something fun: data from the World Bank

Here’s something fun: data from the World Bank June 23, 2014

I was playing around yesterday and found the World Bank site with loads of data:

Annual GDP growth for all countries.

Annual population growth.

Fertility rate (children per woman) (TFR).

plus lots of other data.

The fun thing is that you can download these tables, with data that goes back to 1960.

Here are the TFR’s for some countries:

United States Germany China Iran Iraq World
1960 3.654 2.37 5.758 6.927 6.252 4.97944
1961 3.62 2.45 5.887 6.924 6.364 4.996809
1962 3.461 2.44 6.008 6.914 6.514 5.01108
1963 3.319 2.51 6.103 6.896 6.689 5.021848
1964 3.19 2.54 6.157 6.868 6.872 5.020302
1965 2.913 2.5 6.161 6.827 7.044 4.989908
1966 2.721 2.53 6.11 6.77 7.188 4.93148
1967 2.558 2.48 6.011 6.699 7.295 4.906824
1968 2.464 2.38 5.871 6.617 7.362 4.850962
1969 2.456 2.21 5.692 6.528 7.383 4.783756
1970 2.48 2.03 5.47 6.44 7.362 4.709458
1971 2.266 1.92 5.2 6.359 7.308 4.612069
1972 2.01 1.71 4.887 6.292 7.234 4.494
1973 1.879 1.54 4.542 6.243 7.153 4.375348
1974 1.835 1.51 4.181 6.214 7.072 4.262372
1975 1.774 1.45 3.826 6.212 6.993 4.138172
1976 1.738 1.45 3.497 6.238 6.915 4.026649
1977 1.79 1.4 3.212 6.289 6.834 3.929253
1978 1.76 1.38 2.982 6.354 6.748 3.83929
1979 1.808 1.38 2.813 6.422 6.658 3.773535
1980 1.8395 1.44 2.71 6.481 6.569 3.716236
1981 1.812 1.43 2.673 6.516 6.485 3.663843
1982 1.8275 1.41 2.682 6.515 6.407 3.636988
1983 1.799 1.33 2.72 6.47 6.338 3.606169
1984 1.8065 1.29 2.769 6.374 6.276 3.57583
1985 1.844 1.37 2.811 6.223 6.22 3.548349
1986 1.8375 1.43 2.826 6.015 6.164 3.513642
1987 1.872 1.43 2.806 5.759 6.105 3.471081
1988 1.934 1.46 2.745 5.468 6.039 3.415957
1989 2.014 1.42 2.644 5.152 5.965 3.34521
1990 2.081 1.45 2.506 4.819 5.882 3.271352
1991 2.0625 1.33 2.342 4.478 5.792 3.181908
1992 2.046 1.29 2.171 4.137 5.699 3.094892
1993 2.0195 1.28 2.009 3.806 5.605 3.005906
1994 2.0015 1.24 1.865 3.492 5.51 2.931784
1995 1.978 1.25 1.746 3.204 5.417 2.859267
1996 1.976 1.3 1.656 2.946 5.324 2.802518
1997 1.971 1.35 1.591 2.716 5.233 2.750602
1998 1.999 1.36 1.546 2.512 5.142 2.70891
1999 2.0075 1.36 1.52 2.337 5.053 2.671029
2000 2.056 1.38 1.51 2.193 4.965 2.64503
2001 2.0305 1.35 1.514 2.079 4.879 2.614053
2002 2.0205 1.34 1.527 1.994 4.795 2.591005
2003 2.0475 1.34 1.546 1.934 4.713 2.573585
2004 2.0515 1.36 1.566 1.895 4.634 2.558135
2005 2.057 1.34 1.585 1.873 4.557 2.538819
2006 2.108 1.33 1.602 1.866 4.483 2.530609
2007 2.12 1.37 1.617 1.87 4.412 2.52386
2008 2.072 1.38 1.63 1.88 4.343 2.51516
2009 2.002 1.36 1.642 1.893 4.276 2.500338
2010 1.931 1.39 1.65 1.904 4.211 2.489154
2011 1.8945 1.36 1.657 1.912 4.147 2.476223
2012 1.8805 1.38 1.663 1.917 4.086 2.468886

And the annual population growth rates:
United States Germany China Iran Iraq World
1960 1.70% 0.78% 1.83% 2.59% 2.45% 0.00%
1961 1.66% 0.77% -1.02% 2.59% 2.55% 1.35%
1962 1.54% 0.88% 0.82% 2.60% 2.66% 1.72%
1963 1.44% 0.93% 2.46% 2.61% 2.80% 2.07%
1964 1.39% 0.81% 2.32% 2.62% 2.96% 2.05%
1965 1.25% 0.85% 2.38% 2.63% 3.12% 2.05%
1966 1.15% 0.83% 2.79% 2.65% 3.29% 2.10%
1967 1.09% 0.46% 2.57% 2.68% 3.42% 2.05%
1968 1.00% 0.44% 2.61% 2.69% 3.50% 2.03%
1969 0.98% 0.79% 2.74% 2.68% 3.51% 2.11%
1970 1.17% 0.33% 2.76% 2.68% 3.47% 2.08%
1971 1.26% 0.18% 2.75% 2.67% 3.41% 2.09%
1972 1.07% 0.48% 2.46% 2.69% 3.35% 2.03%
1973 0.95% 0.31% 2.28% 2.75% 3.31% 1.96%
1974 0.91% 0.04% 2.07% 2.84% 3.30% 1.94%
1975 0.99% -0.37% 1.77% 2.96% 3.29% 1.87%
1976 0.95% -0.43% 1.55% 3.07% 3.28% 1.79%
1977 1.01% -0.23% 1.36% 3.17% 3.26% 1.76%
1978 1.06% -0.09% 1.34% 3.31% 3.20% 1.76%
1979 1.10% 0.04% 1.33% 3.51% 3.10% 1.77%
1980 0.96% 0.21% 1.25% 3.73% 2.98% 1.75%
1981 0.98% 0.15% 1.28% 3.91% 2.87% 1.75%
1982 0.95% -0.10% 1.47% 4.02% 2.78% 1.78%
1983 0.91% -0.26% 1.44% 4.08% 2.68% 1.76%
1984 0.87% -0.35% 1.31% 4.07% 2.57% 1.72%
1985 0.89% -0.22% 1.36% 3.99% 2.46% 1.73%
1986 0.92% 0.05% 1.49% 3.94% 2.34% 1.76%
1987 0.89% 0.15% 1.60% 3.84% 2.26% 1.78%
1988 0.91% 0.39% 1.61% 3.58% 2.28% 1.76%
1989 0.94% 0.77% 1.53% 3.12% 2.40% 1.73%
1990 1.13% 0.86% 1.47% 2.56% 2.60% 1.72%
1991 1.34% 0.73% 1.36% 1.95% 2.81% 1.64%
1992 1.39% 0.76% 1.23% 1.44% 2.98% 1.54%
1993 1.32% 0.66% 1.15% 1.15% 3.11% 1.53%
1994 1.23% 0.35% 1.13% 1.15% 3.18% 1.49%
1995 1.19% 0.29% 1.09% 1.34% 3.20% 1.49%
1996 1.16% 0.29% 1.05% 1.60% 3.21% 1.43%
1997 1.20% 0.15% 1.02% 1.78% 3.22% 1.42%
1998 1.17% 0.02% 0.96% 1.85% 3.20% 1.38%
1999 1.15% 0.06% 0.87% 1.78% 3.15% 1.34%
2000 1.11% 0.14% 0.79% 1.61% 3.07% 1.32%
2001 0.99% 0.17% 0.73% 1.43% 3.01% 1.28%
2002 0.93% 0.17% 0.67% 1.29% 2.94% 1.26%
2003 0.86% 0.06% 0.62% 1.20% 2.86% 1.24%
2004 0.93% -0.02% 0.59% 1.16% 2.75% 1.23%
2005 0.92% -0.06% 0.59% 1.16% 2.64% 1.21%
2006 0.96% -0.11% 0.56% 1.17% 2.51% 1.20%
2007 0.95% -0.13% 0.52% 1.17% 2.41% 1.19%
2008 0.95% -0.19% 0.51% 1.18% 2.40% 1.19%
2009 0.88% -0.25% 0.50% 1.21% 2.49% 1.18%
2010 0.83% -0.15% 0.48% 1.24% 2.65% 1.18%
2011 0.73% 0.03% 0.48% 1.28% 2.54% 1.18%
2012 0.74% -1.69% 0.49% 1.32% 2.54% 1.11%
And one more table, looking at population change since a given year:
United States Germany China Iran Iraq World
1960 76.2% 11.2% 104.9% 251.0% 357.6% 132.0%
1961 73.2% 10.4% 101.2% 242.1% 346.6% 132.0%
1962 70.4% 9.5% 103.3% 233.5% 335.5% 128.9%
1963 67.8% 8.6% 101.6% 225.0% 324.2% 125.0%
1964 65.4% 7.6% 96.8% 216.8% 312.7% 120.4%
1965 63.2% 6.7% 92.3% 208.7% 300.8% 116.0%
1966 61.2% 5.8% 87.8% 200.7% 288.7% 111.7%
1967 59.3% 4.9% 82.8% 193.0% 276.3% 107.3%
1968 57.6% 4.5% 78.2% 185.3% 263.9% 103.2%
1969 56.0% 4.0% 73.6% 177.9% 251.6% 99.1%
1970 54.5% 3.2% 69.0% 170.6% 239.7% 95.0%
1971 52.8% 2.8% 64.5% 163.5% 228.3% 91.0%
1972 50.8% 2.7% 60.1% 156.7% 217.5% 87.1%
1973 49.2% 2.2% 56.2% 149.9% 207.2% 83.4%
1974 47.8% 1.8% 52.7% 143.3% 197.3% 79.9%
1975 46.5% 1.8% 49.7% 136.5% 187.8% 76.5%
1976 45.1% 2.2% 47.1% 129.7% 178.6% 73.2%
1977 43.7% 2.6% 44.8% 122.9% 169.8% 70.2%
1978 42.3% 2.9% 42.9% 116.1% 161.3% 67.2%
1979 40.8% 3.0% 41.0% 109.1% 153.2% 64.3%
1980 39.2% 2.9% 39.1% 102.0% 145.6% 61.5%
1981 37.9% 2.7% 37.4% 94.8% 138.5% 58.7%
1982 36.6% 2.5% 35.7% 87.4% 131.8% 56.0%
1983 35.3% 2.6% 33.7% 80.2% 125.5% 53.2%
1984 34.1% 2.9% 31.8% 73.1% 119.6% 50.6%
1985 32.9% 3.3% 30.1% 66.4% 114.2% 48.0%
1986 31.7% 3.5% 28.3% 60.0% 109.0% 45.5%
1987 30.5% 3.4% 26.5% 53.9% 104.2% 43.0%
1988 29.4% 3.3% 24.5% 48.2% 99.7% 40.5%
1989 28.2% 2.9% 22.5% 43.1% 95.3% 38.1%
1990 27.0% 2.1% 20.6% 38.8% 90.7% 35.7%
1991 25.6% 1.2% 18.9% 35.3% 85.9% 33.4%
1992 23.9% 0.5% 17.3% 32.7% 80.8% 31.3%
1993 22.2% -0.3% 15.9% 30.8% 75.5% 29.3%
1994 20.7% -0.9% 14.6% 29.3% 70.2% 27.3%
1995 19.2% -1.3% 13.3% 27.9% 65.0% 25.5%
1996 17.8% -1.5% 12.1% 26.2% 59.9% 23.6%
1997 16.4% -1.8% 10.9% 24.2% 54.9% 21.9%
1998 15.1% -2.0% 9.8% 22.0% 50.1% 20.2%
1999 13.7% -2.0% 8.7% 19.8% 45.4% 18.5%
2000 12.4% -2.1% 7.8% 17.7% 41.0% 17.0%
2001 11.2% -2.2% 7.0% 15.8% 36.8% 15.4%
2002 10.1% -2.4% 6.2% 14.2% 32.8% 14.0%
2003 9.1% -2.5% 5.5% 12.8% 29.0% 12.6%
2004 8.2% -2.6% 4.8% 11.4% 25.4% 11.2%
2005 7.2% -2.5% 4.2% 10.1% 22.1% 9.8%
2006 6.2% -2.5% 3.6% 8.9% 18.9% 8.5%
2007 5.2% -2.4% 3.0% 7.6% 16.0% 7.2%
2008 4.2% -2.3% 2.5% 6.4% 13.3% 6.0%
2009 3.2% -2.1% 2.0% 5.1% 10.6% 4.7%
2010 2.3% -1.8% 1.5% 3.9% 7.9% 3.5%
2011 1.5% -1.7% 1.0% 2.6% 5.2% 2.3%
2012 0.7% -1.7% 0.5% 1.3% 2.5% 1.1%
For instance (if I’ve got my math right), since 1970, the US population has increased by 50%, Germany’s increased by 3%, Iraq’s has more than tripled, and the world population has nearly doubled.

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