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Bad City Blue

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Mega City 1 query
« on: 15 March, 2018, 12:39:54 pm »
What is the current population of the Meg?

Also, what is the employemnt percentage?

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #1 on: 15 March, 2018, 01:17:50 pm »
Pretty sure pop was down to 50million after chaos day, though it may have grown a little since. Don't think we've had any post DoC employment stats, but there was mention of labour gangs to rebuild,  so I guess there'd be more job opportunities than in the days of 98% unemployment

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #2 on: 15 March, 2018, 01:24:16 pm »
Pretty sure pop was down to 50million after chaos day, though it may have grown a little since. Don't think we've had any post DoC employment stats, but there was mention of labour gangs to rebuild,  so I guess there'd be more job opportunities than in the days of 98% unemployment

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #3 on: 15 March, 2018, 01:39:27 pm »
There have been numbers since that put the figure higher than 50m, largely on the basis of people returning to the city. I don't have an exact figure to mind, but I recall it being in the 70s.

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #4 on: 15 March, 2018, 03:42:54 pm »
Can't remember where, but I'm sure I've seen 67m somewhere, partially population growth, partially immigration and partially people who fled returning to the city.

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #5 on: 15 March, 2018, 07:24:37 pm »
Erhmm.....do you guys ever read the “in this Prog” bit in the Nerve Centre?

Under Judge Dredd it says “ Mega City One...home to over 72 million citizens”.

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #6 on: 15 March, 2018, 07:50:20 pm »
Hey, at least I got the number right! :D

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #7 on: 16 March, 2018, 06:35:25 am »
Erhmm.....do you guys ever read the “in this Prog” bit in the Nerve Centre?

Under Judge Dredd it says “ Mega City One...home to over 72 million citizens”.

Yes, I remember the question actually being answered by Tharg on the letters page, then it appeared later in the Nerve centre bit.

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #8 on: 16 March, 2018, 06:00:19 pm »
It’s in the Nerve Centre every week. Not sure when it started, but it has been there for years.

Anyway the population has been slowly creeping up since the post Day of Chaos low of 50 million.

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #9 on: 17 March, 2018, 10:03:14 am »
haha i never read that bit!

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #10 on: 03 June, 2018, 12:55:28 am »
This week's Nerve Centre puts it at 'over 100 million'...

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #11 on: 03 June, 2018, 02:15:58 am »
Lots of the pop died since 2007, when it was 400 million.


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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #12 on: 03 June, 2018, 09:14:08 am »
Lots of the pop died since 2007, when it was 400 million.

Not sure how regular a reader you are - the reduction in the population was all done in a little story called Day of Chaos.

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #13 on: 03 June, 2018, 01:06:57 pm »
Lots of the pop died since 2007, when it was 400 million.

Not sure how regular a reader you are - the reduction in the population was all done in a little story called Day of Chaos.

Yep - for lapsed readers the population dropped to 50,000,000 post-Chaos Day, and last reported (on this thread) was 72,000,000, putting it in a similar bracket to the present-day largest conurbation.

The cities around the Pearl River Delta in China have effectively been one continuous slab of urban concentration for a few decades now.   There are moves to officially recognise this with closer co-operation between the
cities involved, to form the Yuegang'ao Greater Bay Area or Guangdong—Hong Kong—Macau Greater Bay Area with the signing of the "Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Cooperation in the Development of the Bay Area" (深化粵港澳合作 推進大灣區建設框架協議).

The combined population of this area is somewhere between 63,724,157 and 120,000,000 and consists of the cities Hong Kong, Macau, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Kaiping, Enping, Heshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Sihui, Foshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Huizhou and Shenzhen.

While we're talking about demographics - there's a thread somewhere on this forum about the number of judges who administer justice in the Big Meg.  For reference, there are 32,000 police officers in the Hong Kong police force (for a population of just over 7 million).

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Re: Mega City 1 query
« Reply #14 on: 03 June, 2018, 02:11:19 pm »
Lots of the pop died since 2007, when it was 400 million.

... there's a thread somewhere on this forum about the number of judges who administer justice in the Big Meg.

The thread linked to in the text you quoted cites a figure of 59,000 judges* at a time when the citizen population was 400 million and extrapolates a judge force of around 100,000 at a time when the population had been further devastated by Necropolis, Judgement Day and Inferno in rapid succession. **

So, no apparent logic there.  It's as if they're making it up as they go along.


* From a Wagner & Grant Daily Star strip

** From John Wagner's The Pit