Asia Population (LIVE)

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Asia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Subregions in Asia

AreaPopulation (2017)
Southern Asia(1,868,984,557)
Eastern Asia(1,648,164,577)
South-Eastern Asia(648,780,040)
Western Asia(267,659,524)
Central Asia(70,839,675)
  • The current population of Asia is 4,523,301,822 as of Monday, December 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Asia population is equivalent to 59.77% of the total world population.
  • Asia ranks number 1 among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to "continents"), ordered by population.
  • The population density in Asia is 145 per Km2 (376 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 31,033,131 Km2 (11,981,954 sq. miles)
  • 49 % of the population is urban (2,209,077,838 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Asia is 30.7 years.

Population of Asia (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationAsia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAsia
Rank
2017 4,504,428,373 0.94 % 41,751,642 -1,552,651 30.7 2.19 145 49.0 % 2,209,077,838 59.7 % 7,550,262,101 1
2016 4,462,676,731 0.97 % 42,779,130 -1,552,651 30.7 2.19 144 48.4 % 2,161,443,094 59.8 % 7,466,964,280 1
2015 4,419,897,601 1.05 % 45,094,478 -1,096,905 30.3 2.20 142 47.8 % 2,113,137,370 63.5 % 7,383,008,820 1
2010 4,194,425,212 1.13 % 46,016,510 -2,054,996 28.8 2.30 135 44.5 % 1,864,835,926 64.1 % 6,958,169,159 1
2005 3,964,342,662 1.22 % 46,794,407 -1,530,065 27.4 2.41 128 40.9 % 1,621,843,454 64.5 % 6,542,159,383 1
2000 3,730,370,625 1.35 % 48,212,874 -1,215,898 26.0 2.56 120 37.3 % 1,392,739,609 64.9 % 6,145,006,989 1
1995 3,489,306,253 1.61 % 53,592,907 -1,435,758 24.4 2.92 112 34.7 % 1,211,260,491 65.5 % 5,751,474,416 1
1990 3,221,341,719 2.01 % 61,077,655 -403,805 23.0 3.50 104 32.2 % 1,036,246,836 66.1 % 5,330,943,460 1
1985 2,915,953,444 1.99 % 54,692,895 -107,412 22.0 3.70 94 29.7 % 865,348,422 65.4 % 4,873,781,796 1
1980 2,642,488,969 1.99 % 49,630,193 -267,317 21.0 4.10 85 27.0 % 714,386,241 64.8 % 4,458,411,534 1
1975 2,394,338,004 2.29 % 51,301,922 -298,290 20.1 5.03 77 24.9 % 596,737,432 64.7 % 4,079,087,198 1
1970 2,137,828,395 2.48 % 49,319,932 119,562 19.5 5.73 69 23.6 % 504,564,587 64.0 % 3,700,577,650 1
1965 1,891,228,735 2.15 % 38,153,197 19,300 21.3 5.80 61 15.7 % 296,530,949 62.4 % 3,339,592,688 1
1960 1,700,462,752 1.92 % 30,863,905 276,509 20.8 5.56 55 21.1 % 358,012,357 61.3 % 3,033,212,527 1
1955 1,546,143,227 1.95 % 28,416,327 19,300 21.3 5.80 50 19.2 % 296,530,949 61.0 % 2,772,242,535 1
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Asia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationAsia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAsia
Rank
2020 4,623,454,191 0.90 % 40,711,318 -1,552,651 32.1 2.15 149 50.8 % 2,347,541,174 62.6 % 7,795,482,309 1
2025 4,799,909,855 0.75 % 35,291,133 -1,438,750 33.8 2.10 155 53.4 % 2,561,408,668 61.6 % 8,185,613,757 1
2030 4,946,586,362 0.60 % 29,335,301 -1,563,847 35.3 2.06 159 55.6 % 2,752,456,877 60.4 % 8,551,198,644 1
2035 5,064,479,825 0.47 % 23,578,693 -1,556,505 36.5 2.00 163 57.7 % 2,920,137,225 57.0 % 8,892,701,940 1
2040 5,154,419,096 0.35 % 17,987,854 -1,563,512 37.7 1.95 166 59.5 % 3,065,534,922 58.0 % 9,210,337,004 1
2045 5,218,558,306 0.25 % 12,827,842 -1,563,897 38.7 1.92 168 61.3 % 3,197,039,285 56.7 % 9,504,209,572 1
2050 5,256,927,499 0.15 % 7,673,839 -1,563,489 39.7 1.90 169 63.0 % 3,313,423,641 55.3 % 9,771,822,753 1
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

The Asia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Asia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Asia (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the region as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the countries within Asia, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Asia's Share of World Pop: Total population as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Asia in the list of all regions worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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