World Population in 2020

The total population of the world has reached 7.8 billion people.

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World Population 2020. *source: UN

Is World Population Growing?

World population has increased according to the official United Nations population estimates and projections.

World population growth increasing year on year.

The dataset is prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN).

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World Population 1950-2020. *source: UN
Global population is predicted to be 8 billion by the year 2023.

The UN data on world population is a great source of data for a world population review.

The dataset contains annual figures from the past and current world population numbers, starting from 1950 to 2020, as recorded by the United Nations.

The UN dataset also provides annual estimate figures on future global population, with different variants with one showing how global population increasing to potentially over 21 billion people for the world population 2100.

Can the population growth estimates, which include 9 variants or possible outcomes, predict what future world population could be?

World Population 2100.

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World Population 2020-2100. *source: UN
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World Population 2020-2100. *source: UN

Earth Population Today.

It is clearly visible from the world population graph below that Asia and Africa is a major contributor to the earth population.

Asia population estimates show over 4.6 billion people which is 59.9% of the global population and followed by the population of Africa with 1.3 billion.

Africa and Asia account for 77.2% of the world population with a combined figure of almost 6 billion people.

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2 Most Populated Countries.

The 2 most populated countries are India and China. China is the most populated country in the world.

The following data visualization of UN datasets shows the 2 most populous countries India and China represent a major part of world demographics.

China is the largest country in the world by population with a current population estimated over 1.4 billion people.

India ranks second in world population by country with an estimated population of just under 1.4 billion people.

The 2 most populated countries India and China have an estimated combined total population of over 2.8 billion people. 

India and China, being the largest countries by population and having a total population of over 2.8 billion people, represents 36.4% of the earth population.

As per the chart below, the title for the most populated country is being challenged by India with a rise in population to 1,380,004,000 catching up to China’s 1,439,324,000 people.

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Is World Population Decreasing?

Is world population decreasing, is the world population declining? The answer in short is no. Not at the moment.

World population isn’t decreasing or declining as shown by the figures from the United Nations dataset.

Global population will steadily increase up to around the year 2050.

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World Population Increasing 2020-2054. *source:UN

Why World Population Will Decrease?

Will world population decrease?

The United Nations dataset has variants of world population between 2020 and 2100, with different variants for future population predictions.

Of the 9 different variants, 3 variants predict world population could decrease from approximately around years (a) 2054, (b) 2066 or (c) 2074, according to the UN dataset

The 3 variants predict population starting to decrease approximately around the 9 billion mark with decreases approximately between 33 million between 2074-2100, 581 million between 2066-2100 and 1.6 billion between 2054-2100.

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World Population Decreasing 2020-2100. *source:UN

But the question remains to be seen, will world population decline when the other remaining 6 UN variants showing world population increasing? 

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World Population Increasing 2020 -2100. *source: UN

Why World Population Is Growing

The UN dataset shows how world population has increased and what world population today or now was, it will only have increased year on year.

The world population by year datasets show global population growth will continue just as world population has been increasing since UN records began.

It is estimated by the United Nations that the world population 2030 could have reached 8.5 billion and world population 2040’s could reach 10 billion people on planet earth.

Next time, we’ll explore further with more analysis and data visualization of the UN dataset, discovering more about world population increasing, and the top 10 most populated countries.

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