Clint Laurent

CEO, Global Demographics Ltd
Director Global Demographics Healthcare Ltd
Author, Tomorrow’s World and China’s Demographic Future

Analyst and commentator on global population and socio-economic trends and the impact on the world economy

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Dr. Clint Laurent is an authority on interpreting the impact of global demographic change. He has been observing, analyzing, forecasting and interpreting demographics for over 17 years and his company (Global Demographics Ltd) has developed substantial databases of the demographic and socio-economic profiles of countries which account for 82% of the world’s population and 90% of its GDP. His forecasts encompass 78 countries - 32 states of India, 31 provinces, 353 prefectures, and 2178 counties/cities of China. His analysis tracks and then interprets the changing nature of populations, labour forces, households and their income and expenditure patterns right up to 2034, and the implications of that change for the economy.

Clint is the founder and CEO of Global Demographics which has offices in London and Hong Kong and clients in every major market. He founded Asian Demographics in 1997 and transformed the organization into Global Demographics in 2006 as its geographical coverage increased. He serves as the company’s Chief Executive, based in the UK, but spends over half of his time in Hong Kong and the Asia region. The company, through its subsidiary Global Demographics Healthcare (of which he is the Director), tracks and forecasts the incidence and prevalence of 101 chronic health conditions as well as health care expenditure and infrastructure generally, and forecasts the likely trends in demands on the health system globally. Another subsidiary makes its databases and interactive models available to academic institutions at student friendly prices.

Clint moved to Hong Kong in 1976, initially with Hong Kong University and then as a Director of Price Waterhouse, where he built up a market research and consultancy group. Prior to founding Global Demographics in 1996 he started Asia Market Intelligence (AMI) in 1985, a market research company now part of Ipsos and then (1992) Asia Studies Ltd, a high value analysis and reporting firm, now part of Harris Interactive. He then started Asian Demographics Ltd in 1996.

Clint has a PhD in Marketing and Statistics from Bath University in the UK and holds a Master of Business degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of two books – Tomorrow's World and China’s Demographic Future.


China's Demographic Future

Demographic Futures Book 1 | eBook

Clint Laurent

The 'no nonsense Briefing' on China's Demographics and how they are expected to change over the next twenty years, Understanding the demographic profile of a country is an essential underpinning of any business or investment strategy. The age and education profile of the population determines many aspects of consumption as well as the capability of the society to develop. By understanding how China’s demographic profile will change the reader will see the opportunities that can emerge in future years.

Chapters are as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Present Situation
  3. Overall Population Growth and drivers
  4. Urbanisation
  5. Evolving Consumer and Household
  6. Education
  7. Labour Force
  8. Demographics and GDP
  9. Household Incomes
  10. Household Expenditure Patterns by Income Level
  11. Summary and Key Strategic Implications
  12. Appendices:

    • A) Methodology
    • B) Definitions

Global Demographics Ltd; 2 edition (August 4, 2015)

Tomorrow's World

A Look at the Demographic and Socio-economic Structure of the World in 2032

Clint Laurent

Tomorrow's World maps out the world's near future through the lens of demography, dealing with issues of health and wealth; death and taxes; buying and selling; education and progress; and how and where we choose to live. The last century saw the world's population quadruple, the emergence of mega-cities and increased urbanisation, and large changes in fertility, mortality, healthcare, education, and income. The world we live in today was profoundly shaped by those changes. This book looks at what's happening now and how demographic changes will reshape the twenty-first century. It highlights the most significant current demographic realities and explains the implications they'll have for our near future. If you run a business, manage a brand, or just want to know what the future looks like, Tomorrow's World is a must-read.

  • A vitally important look at demographic trends how they will effect labour, education, population, economics, and business in this century
  • Written by the founder and Managing Director of Global Demographics Ltd., a leading demographic agency that consults with companies on market and business planning
  • A must-read book for economists, financial analysts, brand managers, and business leaders

If you ever wanted to know what tomorrow's world will look like, you have to start by looking at the world today. This book reveals how the experts expect our socio-economic landscape to evolve, identifying threats and opportunities along the way.

Wiley; 1 edition (May 28, 2013)


Clint tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.

Global Demographic Trends

this can include :

  1. Key demographic trends that influence investment opportunities
  2. Demographics and Economics – with specific focus on the size and productivity (capability) of the labour force
  3. Evolving Household Income and Expenditure patterns
  4. China's changing demographics and the implications for consumer markets in China
  5. Demographics/wellness and the demand for health services for the next decade
  6. Sensitivity of market forecasts to changes in demographic trends such as immigration, female participation in the labour force, education.


Global Demographic Trends and What They Tell Us about Latin America and the World | CFA Institute


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Clint – possibly the best presentation of the conference. Excellent stats and presentation. Highly engaging and at times, funny