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Chart: If the world were 100 people

(Courtesy of Jack Hagley)
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Jack Hagley, a London-based infographic designer, has produced a chart laying out a whole range of global data, arranged on a simple premise: what the world would look like if it were represented by 100 people.

You can see how the bulk of the people on this planet are Asian; how most don't have access to the Internet; how at least a quarter of the world's "100" would be children and almost half would live under $2 a day.

It's derived from an old statistical chart, compiled in 1992, that has been recently updated to mark the growth of the world's population to 7 billion people. See the full source data of the numbers Hagley used here.

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