Population Of The World

The population of the world is the estimation of total amount of humans living on our planet at the moment. International institutions calculate world total population using local data provided by national governments. These amounts can be corrected in some way if a quality of national data is low. Therefore using this data you should take into account that you are working with some rough estimations, but not with real figures. You can read more about problem of data quality at the section devoted to population by country.

The population of the world from 1950 till now based on data provided by United Nations (used also by World Bank and many other institutions). Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship–except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values are midyear estimates.

Population before 1950 is  unknown, while we can estimate it using demographics models. You can read more about this estimations and investigate related data on the world population history page. Below (Chart Builder section) you can find a world population graph with data starting from 10,000 BC till now.


Data provided by United Nations. All data available for downloading. Use “View Mode” field inside the report to select preferable format.

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Population Of The World According To United Nations, 1950 – 2013 (Table)


Chart Builder

Estimations are taken from sources listed above.



Graph World Population


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World Population From 10,000 BC Till 2013 (Small Chart) / (Big Chart)




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