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What's the world magic demographics? [duplicate]

What's the known figures for the world population of magical humans? Further details, where available, is appreciated - population levels across geographical regions etc.
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Why aren't Muggles extinct?

One of the basic premises of the Potterverse is that Muggles are much, much more common than wizards. This is what in part necessitates the need for the Wizarding world to hide itself away because, ...
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Rich Wizards, Poor Muggles

Why, oh why, don't the Weasleys "conjure" up some diamonds/gold/etc, sell 'em to Muggles, and get rich? They could buy a mansion (like the Malfoys), and live there happily ever after. I know there's ...
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Why is JK Rowling considered 'bad at math'?

An often repeated meme about Harry Potter is that JK Rowling is 'bad at math'. I see this all over this site and the saying is probably used elsewhere. The following is said, in the comments for the ...
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Why did the Minister of Magic execute Dumbledore's will?

After Dumbledore dies, his will is executed by the Minister of Magic. In other words, the Minister delivers the objects that Dumbledore had bequeathed to Harry, Hermione, and Ron. If I'm not mistaken,...
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How do Muggle-borns end up with magical ability?

Inheriting the magical blood down the line, via a wizard father or a witch mother is understandable in case of Half-Bloods. I am wondering as to how Muggle-borns end up with magical ability?
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Was Harry good enough at Quidditch to play professionally?

I can understand that Harry didn't play Quidditch professionally because he felt becoming an Auror to catch Dark Wizards was more meaningful. Was he good enough to, though? Ginny played ...
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How many wands did Ollivander need?

For reference, here are two questions that deal with wizarding population: What is the total wizarding population during the events of the Harry Potter series and How many people worked for the ...
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Why is the intake of students for Hogwarts so small compared to the number of witches and wizards in Britain?

If we assume that Harry's year in Hogwarts is an average size, and that each house gets roughly a quarter of the amount of new students each year, then it seems to me that Hogwarts doesn't house ...
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How many people actually participated in the original Voldemort conflict?

From GoF scene where Death Eaters are returning after Voldemort's return, there seems to be VERY few of them (don't recall exact # but my impression was between a dozen and two dozen). Also, Order ...
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Are there Muggle (non-magical) house-elves/goblins/etc.. in Harry Potter?

It seems that, in Harry Potter Universe, there is an extremely major split between humans and "magical" creature races, and it has nothing to do with wandlore. Humans, in their vast majority, are NOT ...
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Is the Knight Bus unique?

Just what it says in the title. Are there any other rival brands of the Knight Bus, or just one? Is it the only weird bus thingy like that?
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Is there an estimate of how many people work for Ministry of Magic?

it seems that with some exceptions (couple of shops/eateries in magical villages, Gringott's Bank, newspapers and Hogwarts are all that come to mind), a lot of wizards/witches the magical world seems ...
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Harry Potter: Why are there no “intelligent” Muggles?

In the Harry Potter series, the only Muggles we see anything more than a glimpse of are the Dursleys, who of course are a bunch of idiots. But there must be plenty of Muggles who are aware of the ...
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Why is being an unregistered animagus against the law?

The wizarding world also has invisibility cloaks, disillusionment charms and polyjuice potions - using those a wizard can also disguise himself. All of those seem legal. An unregistered animagus, ...

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