The population of the Earth is steadily increasing. In 1987, its number reached 5 billion people, and now this value has exceeded the mark of 7 billion. According to the UN, today there are 50.4% of men on the planet and 49.6% of women. At the beginning of 2014, the difference was 0.8%, i.e. there are about 62 million more men in the world than women. Last year, this difference was about 5 million less.
According to some forecasts, the world's population will very soon reach the 10 billion mark, mainly due to the large increase in the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Since the birth of boys is welcomed in these countries (and is fanatically controlled through abortions, etc.), then, most likely, the world preponderance towards the strong half of humanity will remain. For example, already in this generation, 50 million Chinese men under the age of 35 will not be able to find a wife. Despite the fact that in European countries in a certain age group there are more women than men.
According to long-term observations, in the world the average ratio of boys and girls born is 106: 100. In China, there are 117 boys, in India - 132. As for Russia, with 142.9 million people (according to the 2010 census), male the population of the country was 46.6%, with an average ratio of 114: 100. However, within the country, this value varies depending on geographic and economic indicators.
There is a steady "economic" tendency for the percentage of men to increase with distance from "civilization." So in rural areas there are more men than in megalopolises and cities with a population of over 100 thousand. The second criterion supporting the male half is the harsh climatic conditions. As we move eastward from Moscow to Khabarovsk, the number of men in cities is gradually increasing. The most "masculine" is the Far East region and the northern one, being the focus of such professions as: fishermen, sailors, loggers, geologists, military men, miners, as well as a contingent of penitentiary institutions. In the category of cities with a population of over 100,000, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the leader, with an average of 987 women per 1,000 men. Then comes Khanty-Mansiysk, Novy Urengoy, Severomorsk and Naro-Fominsk. In total, there are about 60 such cities, of which 50 are located in the regions of the Arctic Ocean. The average percentage of the male population here is 53%, in Vysotsk - and all 69%. It seems that nowadays women are more inclined towards comfort and livability than their mothers and grandmothers, who went to the ends of the world for their husbands.