1. The proportion of the people who were divorced went up from 2.5% in 1981 to 7.5% in 1991rising further to 8% in 2001.
2. The crop yields worldwide in 1990 were 15% up on those of 1985.
3. The number of shoppers during the Christmas period plunged by up to 23 per cent since then on.
4. After five years of steady decline, the high-school drop-out rate started to rise.
5. Oil consumption grew steadily from 1980 to 2000, apart from in 1990, when there was a drop of 5per cent.
6. House prices fell as much as 40% between 1980 and 1985, compared with the period 1986 to 1990,when prices roughly doubled.
7. Arable land was being lost at the rate of over 38 thousand square miles per year throughout the1980s.
8. Exports topped $ 10 billion in 2006, with those to Asia Pacific in excess of $ 2 billion.
9. The smoking rate in young girls was on the rise, similar to that among adult women.
10. Motorcycle casualties were in decline, down from a total of 54,037 in 1995 to 38,090 in 2000.11. Gender equality would lead to 13. 4 million fewer homeless children, a 13% reduction12. Inflation is likely to moderate through the early months of 2007
13. The number of married couples showed a significant decline, accounting for 50. 7% of the adult population,compared with 68% in 1971.
14.The smaller gap between movie-goers and television viewers reflected a 5% drop in the number of people who go to the cinema and a 1.2% increase in those who enjoy watching TV at home.
15. Volunteers constitute nearly half of the work force of the health care sector.
16. While Asians account for 11 per cent of the American population, Hispanics comprise 8 per cent.17.Women make up 52 per cent of the population of Britain.
18.Landfill is composed of 36% municipal waste,24% commercial and industrial waste and 40%construction waste.
19.Rent as a percentage of the household expenditure more than doubled between 1974 and 1998, from5%to12%.
20.Britons were twice as likely to die from heart attacks as Italians and three times as Chinese.
21.Women working as childminders in the under-35 age group in 1995 were almost twice as many as in 1990.
22.Television was twice as popular as washing machine in 1999, with close to 10 per cent of households owning one TV set at home.
23. Young people used the Internet more than three times as often as the general population in 199924.The study found that people who earned more than $100,000 received nearly 50% more junk mails han lower earners.
25.It also found that those on higher incomes lost on average four times more money than other victims in property-related crime.
26. China's agricultural trade deficit against US jumped 1.5 times to $ 35 billion over the five-year period.
27.A quarter of the customers were African origin.
28.Some 700 migrants arrived to live in Australia every week in 2005.
29. Of those UK residents who traveled overseas, some 210, 000 went to America.
30.The overall UK population was some 58 million in 2001,17% higher than in 1951.
31.With an estimated 100 million international migrants worldwide, the proportion of people living outside their country of birth approached 2 per cent of the world's population in 2002.
32. Americans spent a total of $ 12.5 billion on gifts in 2005 alone, with $ 6.5 billion of that on toys.
33.An aggregate of 40,000 households bought new vehicles,three times more than the number in2004.
34.The per-capita spending of visitors in China stood at 1,000 US dollars or so in 2000, a year-on-year rise of one per cent.
35.Indonesia is still an impoverished country, with the population below poverty line exceeding half a billion .
36.The number of people living on less than $1 a day in Asia dropped by nearly a quarter of a billion people between 1990 and 2002.
37.Two-parent families now work an average of almost 400 more hours a year than they did 20 years ago.
38.There were 100,000 more people working on a full-time basis in 2004 than in 1994.
39. It is shown in the children were orphaned in Africa, half a million higher than the 2001's record figure.
40. It was discovered that less than a fifth of the public money went to education.
41. Two-fifths of the population are suffering different levels of obesity.
42.Between half and two-thirds of smokers die of something other than smoking.
43. More than one-third of the British population has trouble sleeping from time to time.
44. In total, 1, 400 magazines were sold within a week-200 a day-more than half of which were for female readers
45. Currently, approximately 6,000 languages still exist, the majority of which are under threat.
46. Cohabiting couples made up one in ten of the population in 1999-double the number a decade earlier.
17.A staggering four in ten students had the experience of using marijuana.
48.Fewer than three in ten people were ethnic minorities.
49. According to the survey, a billion and a half of the world's citizens had no acctricity in the year 2004, and almost as many lacked electricity in 2005.
50.80% of drinks containers in Britain are recycled-far higher than the European average of 20% to40%.
51. The world population is projected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by 2042, an increase of50 per cent that will require 43 years.
52. Just 18% of smokers were planning to give up smoking, while a further 42. 4% said that they would"possibly"do so.
53. As many as 78% of men were doing administrative work, whereas women who were working as sales and customer services staff rose to a record 75%.
54. About 42 per cent of students chose science as their subject, 40 per cent engineering and the rest55.40% of respondents said that students should be responsible for university fees, another 40%considered it the responsibility of the government, and the remaining 20% viewed it as a shared responsibility.
56. The number of people enrolling for adult education courses increased by about 5% in 1999, lower than those for 1995 and 1996, when 1.5 million and 1.8 million people respectively were enrolled.
57. Since then, growth had started to accelerate, up to 3 per cent on average annually between 1995 and2000
58.Consumer spending rose 0.5% in November after an increase of 0.3% a month earlier.
59. The industrial output growth had slowed to 2% by 2005.
60. By the end of 2005, nearly 30% of commuters used public transport, a slight increase on the figures for2003.
61. Britain's GDP is expected to surpass that of France by the end of 2010.
62. In 1993, 60% of Vietnam's population was classified as being under the internationally-accepted poverty line, but that figure had fallen to less than 20% by 2004
63. From the 1970s onwards, the volume of exports underwent a period of growth.
64. For twenty years or so, there was an upward trend in the number of deaths caused by heart disease.65. There was a steady increase in the enlistment of the armed force in Vietnam over the period 1970 to1980.
66. The secondary school enrolment rate sank considerably after an increase of 10 per cent during the period from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s
67. Although 70 per cent of the smokers said they wanted to quit smoking, a mere 3 per cent of them were successful in those given years
68. By age 15, Americans are less likely to smoke than Europeans, although the 10-to-13-year-olds in America are as likely to smoke as European 10-to-13-year-olds.
69. Someone who starts smoking aged 15 is three times more likely to die of cancer due to smoking than someone who starts in late 20s.
70. Overall, 11% of people aged between 35 and 45 in the UK said that they were not in good health.
71. The PCs sold dipped 30% to 12.3 million in 2001, before a substantial increase in the following three years.
72. Prior to a surge to a record high in 1983, food supplies stagnated for nearly ten years.
73. After experiencing alarming increases during the second half of the 1990s, juvenile delinquency was at its lowest level for at least five years.
74.The reported crime rate dropped more than 5%, compared to the same time in 2005.
75. Carbon dioxide emissions were rising by less than 2% annually up to the year 1999, but now rising at 4% or so per year.
76. The popularity of some activities, such as jigsaw puzzle, declined noticeably as the age increases.77. There was a downward trend in the years 1998 and 1999.
78. Over the course of the last century, the global population rose from under two billion to just over six billion.
79. Australia's share of Japanese tourist market shrank from 9% to 2% in just a 10-year period.
80. The population reached a plateau in 1990, before declining suddenly in 2001
81. The annual population growth rate fluctuated between 1% and 2% during the ten-year period82. There were strong fluctuations in birth rates throughout the five years from 1995 to 2000.
83. In spite of a growth in the working population, the unemployment rate was flat at 7.8%.
84.The output rose and fell within a narrow range between 41.2 million tons and 51.2 million tons85. The number of young people obtaining qualifications remained static(slightly above 30%).
86. LCD TV prices remained steady for three years in a row apart from (despite, except) a slump in2003.
87. The mobile phone owner growth remained constant and averaged, 1 per cent per year in both the US and the UK up to 2003.
88. Enrolments rose dramatically to more than half a million and remainded around that figure in 1965.
89. The unemployment rate stabilised at a higher level by around 1995.
90. Industrial production continued to stagnate, after 12 years of tremendous growth.
91. There had been slight oscillations in temperature throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
92. UK trade deficit with China rose almost 10% to 3 billion, a ten-year high.
93. The proportion of single-parent families reached an all-time record of 15%.
94. Auckland received no more than 200 mm of rain per month on average in 1990, a new low in the twenty-year period.
95. The total number of regular Internet users experienced an unprecedented rise in 2002, its sixth annual rise in a row.
96.Britain's crime rate peaked at 9% or so in 1999
97. The greatest increase was in the proportion of the people who are overweight, 15% up from 8% in1989.
98. Unemployment figures remained high, ranging from 12. 5% to 15%.
99. Youngsters spent a mere 5% of their pocket money on cigarettes in 2003, the fourth lowest on record.
113. Students made up the biggest proportion of employees in low paid occupations (65%), while high school students were most likely to have a professional job (40%).
114. While the number of full-time female workers grew, that of full-time male workers declined.
115. Whereas developing countries more than doubled car emissions, from 3 billion to 6. 2 billion,industrialised countries cut theirs by half, from 4 billion down to 2 billion.
116. The population of France is only marginally larger than that of Britain.
117. The drop in 1995 was at odds with the sharp rise in 1999.
118. With regard to government spending on education, there was a sharp reduction during the five-year-long period (223 million in 1989 versus 110 million in 1994).
119. The income differences between sexes even out with age
120. In Africa, there are around 14 women living with HIV for every 10 men.
121. The proportion of homeowners was as high as 78% in 1989, in marked contrast to a mere 35% a decade earlier.
122. Women were more likely to be part-time workers throughout the 1990s, with more than two out of five women working part-time, compared with one in ten men.
123. The jobless rate in 1990 was 4%, the lowest level in more than ten years, as against 10% in 1980.124. Among the leading reasons why an adult considered education in 2004, 65% said that it was helpful, while 24% chose it simply because they loved studying.
125. The average American produces 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide, a Chinese 0.7 tonnes and an Indian 0.25 tonnes.