UN Projected Population Growth
Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
It seems obvious to suggest that without human population no other investment trends would exist but the statement highlights the importance demography has and will have been on the world from an economic, political and social standpoint.
As can be seen from the chart above, the scale of historic population growth over recent decades has been extraordinary, and the process of growth is not over yet.
This report explores the subject of demographics in a broad sense. Understanding and appreciating the dynamics involved in the study of human population will allow us to contemplate what the future holds and how this will translate into investment opportunities here at Seneca.
- One in ten tourists travelling abroad come from China1
- In less developed regions, people aged between 0-24 years old make up 46% of the population2
- Deaths in the US caused by Alzheimer’s disease rose by 71% from 2000 – 20103
What does this mean for how we invest?
1: The Economist, 2014.
2: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2012.
3: Alzheimer’s Association, 2015.