Regions in the world by population (2017)

Click on each region to view current estimates (live population clock), historical data, list of subregions and countries within the region, and projected figures. Below you will also find what the population for each region was in 1950 and what it will be (as estimated) in 2050.

# Region Population
(2017)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Asia 4,478,315,164 0.95 % 42,090,691 144 31,034,755 -1,256,133 2.2 30 49.3 % 59.6 %
2 Africa 1,246,504,865 2.5 % 30,375,050 42 29,678,687 -579,959 4.71 19 40.5 % 16.6 %
3 Europe 739,207,742 0.05 % 358,740 33 22,131,968 824,644 1.6 42 74.5 % 9.8 %
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 647,565,336 1.02 % 6,536,030 32 20,110,725 -414,767 2.15 29 79.7 % 8.6 %
5 Northern America 363,224,006 0.75 % 2,694,682 20 18,626,872 1,235,878 1.86 38 82.8 % 4.8 %
6 Oceania 40,467,040 1.42 % 565,685 5 8,430,633 190,337 2.42 33 70.8 % 0.5 %

World Population by Region in 1950

#RegionPopulation
(1950)
World
Share
1 Asia 1,394,017,757 55.2 %
2 Europe 549,089,107 21.7 %
3 Africa 228,901,723 9.1 %
4 Northern America 171,614,868 6.8 %
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 168,843,911 6.7 %
6 Oceania 12,681,946 0.5 %

World Population by Region in 2050

#RegionPopulation
(1950)
World
Share
1 Asia 5,266,848,432 54.2 %
2 Africa 2,477,536,324 25.5 %
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 784,247,223 8.1 %
4 Europe 706,792,824 7.3 %
5 Northern America 433,113,731 4.5 %
6 Oceania 56,609,460 0.6 %
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