An article being shared by Whatsapp users in Cameroon claim that according to the 2019 UN demography report, there are many more women in the world than men.
The article indicates that there are 5.6 billion women and 2.2 billion men in the world. It claims that 1 billion of the men are already married, 130 million men are jailed and 70 million are mentally ill.
“That means that we have just about 1 billion men available for marriage and out of the 1billion: 50% are jobless, 3% are gay, 5% are Catholic Priests, 10% are your relatives, 35% are above 66years,” the site wrote.
These figures are wrong. In its report titled “The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights,” the UN indicates that there are currently 3,824,434,000 women in the world and 3,889,035,000 men. This is far from the 5.6 billion indicated by the article.
As it can be deduced from the UN figures, there is slightly more men than women in the world.
“From an estimated 7.7 billion people worldwide in 2019, the medium-variant projection indicates that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100,” the report says.