Historic and future population - by region

population mid-year x1,000

region 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050
Eastern Africa 66,923 84,305 110,428 147,512 198,232 259,373 342,743 451,393 578,804 723,008 878,236
Middle Africa 26,401 32,216 40,846 53,135 70,886 96,113 130,598 175,950 231,643 296,859 369,090
Northern Africa 49,222 63,697 82,883 106,908 140,117 171,891 203,717 244,445 282,448 319,357 354,304
Southern Africa 15,588 19,724 25,454 32,997 42,049 51,451 59,067 65,484 70,116 74,308 78,029
Western Africa 70,769 84,946 106,015 137,414 180,331 235,235 307,982 402,831 516,290 649,499 797,877
Northern America 171,615 204,167 231,029 254,217 280,633 313,724 344,129 371,269 396,278 416,364 433,114
Caribbean 17,076 20,724 25,306 29,748 34,198 38,314 41,621 44,552 46,700 47,923 48,100
Central America 38,029 51,400 69,702 92,425 114,823 138,780 161,117 183,824 203,401 218,534 228,925
South America 113,739 149,066 193,486 242,862 297,869 349,796 397,085 438,126 470,966 494,027 507,223
Eastern Asia 666,586 788,145 978,113 1,173,372 1,368,592 1,496,284 1,575,320 1,639,673 1,650,198 1,622,927 1,566,759
South-Eastern Asia 164,900 213,838 281,521 358,106 445,665 526,179 596,708 667,627 724,848 766,623 792,139
South-Central Asia 511,574 618,559 774,758 980,320 1,239,666 1,507,050 1,765,129 2,012,032 2,226,204 2,393,790 2,512,459
Western Asia 50,957 66,156 86,037 113,786 148,552 184,957 232,703 279,094 321,580 360,511 395,491
Eastern Europe 220,171 253,630 276,396 295,042 310,027 303,789 294,591 289,796 278,596 264,321 251,756
Northern Europe 78,030 81,790 87,305 89,833 92,040 94,397 99,682 105,207 110,126 113,973 117,563
Southern Europe 108,633 117,879 127,617 138,495 143,404 145,058 153,360 151,798 149,455 146,395 141,941
Western Europe 142,256 152,320 165,903 170,489 175,615 183,163 187,762 192,924 195,751 196,666 195,533
Australia/New Zealand 10,085 12,664 15,724 17,855 20,494 22,965 26,532 30,327 33,585 36,427 39,104
Melanesia 2,199 2,620 3,306 4,339 5,514 6,993 8,716 10,542 12,419 14,275 15,996
Micronesia 155 191 248 304 415 497 502 552 607 655 690
Polynesia 242 308 410 475 548 612 660 710 751 793 819
World 2,525,149 3,018,344 3,682,488 4,439,632 5,309,668 6,126,622 6,929,725 7,758,157 8,500,766 9,157,234 9,725,148
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015). World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision.
note: projected populations based on the medium-fertility variant.