The world’s most populous country will have less people by the end of the century according to a report by Chinese newspaper People’s Daily. The article shows that China’s population will actually grow over the next decade to 1.45 billion and then start to drop to 1.1 billion by 2100. The estimate was released by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission. The report also outlines those of working age (15 to 64) number at over 1 billion or 73% of their total population. By contrast, those that are of working age in the United States and the European Union is 66 and 67% respectively. Not only is China’s population larger than that of the US and EU, but they also have a higher percentage of people of working age. According to the website infoplease.com, China’s current population is about 1.37 billion people.
People’s Daily report found here: http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0312/c90000-9189291.html
infoplease.com’s top 50 most populous countries report found here: http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/most-populous-countries.html