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See also:

China Population

India Population


Population of the World 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of the world was estimated to be 7 373 101 010. This is an increase of 1.15 % (83 496 139 people) compared to population of 7 289 604 871 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 83 490 111.

Below are the key figures for the world population in 2015:

If you calculate the world's population natural increase using these figures you'll get the increase of 83 490 111 which differs from the number provided above (earth's external migration is zero). The difference of -6 028 is caused by inaccurate data of migration. Of cause, this statement is correct if we assume the births and deaths statistics as trustworthy. Anyway, the calculation error for the number of humans living on Earth provided by countrymeters as of 1 January 2016 is -0.0001 %.

World population 2016

The population of the world is projected to increased by 84 908 294 people in 2016 and reach 7 458 009 304 in the end of the year. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 84 738 704.

Population dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of world population in 2016 will be the following:

The population of World will be increased by 232 625 persons daily in 2016.

World population density

The world population density is 54.2 people per square kilometer as of February 2016. This number is calculated using 7 373 101 010 people as the world population and 136 070 697 km2 as Earth's total area. This is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of all the countries in the world.

Since the Earth's total area is about 510 million square kilometers, the world population density can be calculated in several ways:

See also:

List of countries by surface area and density by United Nations Statistics Division
Map and list of the world by density of population at worldstat.info

Global life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

According to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, life expectancy at birth for the world as a whole increased from 65 years in 1990-1995 to 70 years in 2010-2015. Although wide disparities persist such that the average length of life in Africa in 2010-2015, for example, is 12 years shorter than the global average and 21 years shorter than in Northern America - see figure below.

Figure: Life expectancy at birth by major areas

Global life expectancy chart

World historical population (1986 - 2016)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1987 - 2016

World population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19603 019 469 360N/A %
19613 060 104 0831.35 %
19623 112 586 0111.72 %
19633 177 002 5392.07 %
19643 241 977 6862.05 %
19653 308 308 5942.05 %
19663 377 812 5172.10 %
19673 447 000 1722.05 %
19683 516 965 3022.03 %
19693 591 041 2302.11 %
19703 665 679 2952.08 %
19713 742 344 8622.09 %
19723 818 310 5242.03 %
19733 893 319 8551.96 %
19743 969 055 7031.95 %
19754 043 372 6951.87 %
19764 115 904 8931.79 %
19774 188 424 0761.76 %
19784 262 330 7901.76 %
19794 337 797 6871.77 %
19804 413 651 9041.75 %
19814 490 920 1851.75 %
19824 570 935 4851.78 %
19834 651 387 2861.76 %
19844 731 562 0271.72 %
19854 813 660 9091.74 %
19864 917 956 9152.17 %
19875 005 420 2241.78 %
19885 093 804 7541.77 %
19895 181 344 6961.72 %
19905 275 874 7641.82 %
19915 362 605 1221.64 %
19925 447 352 6531.58 %
19935 530 917 2771.53 %
19945 613 553 4401.49 %
19955 695 641 3261.46 %
19965 777 395 6001.44 %
19975 859 196 2391.42 %
19985 940 113 6261.38 %
19996 020 322 0841.35 %
20006 099 442 5871.31 %
20016 177 288 6861.28 %
20026 255 072 2061.26 %
20036 332 500 0901.24 %
20046 410 236 4661.23 %
20056 488 139 8221.22 %
20066 566 034 7171.20 %
20076 643 873 1941.19 %
20086 722 834 9361.19 %
20096 802 005 9351.18 %
20106 881 521 7681.17 %
20116 969 268 5551.28 %
20127 046 317 7831.11 %
20137 126 130 7851.13 %
20147 207 221 5311.14 %
20157 289 604 8711.14 %
20167 373 101 0101.15 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.