The World’s Population in 2100 by Region | Animation


Today around 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia –  But what’s ahead? map world population people

The following animated chart is based on data and projections from the U.N. Population Division, and  shows the evolving population share by region between 1950 and 2100.

By 2100, only 11% of the world’s population will live in Northern America (United States and Canada), Europe, or Oceania.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of population growth will happen in Africa!

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Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Africa currently holds 16% of the world’s population, but by 2100 it will house 39% of the world’s total:

Here are the projected tallies (in millions of people) by the U.N. for each region in 2015, 2030, 2050, and 2100:

Region 2015 2030 2050 2100
World 7,349 8,501 9,725 11,213
Africa 1,186 1,679 2,478 4,387
Asia 4,393 4,923 5,267 4,889
Europe 738 734 707 646
Northern America 358 396 433 500
Latin America / Caribbean 634 721 784 721
Oceania 39 47 57 71

It should be noted that the U.N. classifies Northern America as Canada and the United States, while Mexico is included in the Latin America and Caribbean category. Lastly, the above table is based on revised projections from the U.N., which appears to be slightly different than the data set used in the chart.


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