This statistic shows the total population of the European Union from 2010 to 2021. The population is based on data from the most recent census adjusted by the components of population change produced since the last census, or based on population registers. At the beginning of 2021, the total population of the European Union amounted to approximately 447.01 million inhabitants. See figures for the total population by continent here.
The global population
The global population is rapidly increasing. Between 1990 and 2015, the global population has increased by around 2 billion people, and it is estimated to have increased by another 1 billion people by 2030.
Asia is the continent in the world with the largest population, followed by Africa and Europe. Asia has the two most populous nations in the world: China and India. In 2014, the combined population in China and India amounted to more than 2.6 billion people. The total population in Europe is around 741 million people. As of 2014, about 10.2 percent of the global population lived in Europe.
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Eurostat. (July 5, 2021). European Union: total population from 2010 to 2021 (in million inhabitants) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 21, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/253372/total-population-of-the-european-union-eu/
Eurostat. "European Union: total population from 2010 to 2021 (in million inhabitants)." Chart. July 5, 2021. Statista. Accessed May 21, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/253372/total-population-of-the-european-union-eu/
Eurostat. (2021). European Union: total population from 2010 to 2021 (in million inhabitants). Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: May 21, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/253372/total-population-of-the-european-union-eu/
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