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Global population 1950-2020, by continent

The graph shows the population of each continent from the year 1950 to 2020. From the data we can see that the less developed continents of Asia and Africa grew at a much faster rate than the more developed continents of Europe and Oceania. Until 1995 the population of Europe was always larger than that of Africa, but by the end of the graph Africa's population is over 0.6 billion people more than Europe's; meaning that Africa's population has almost doubled in 25 years.

Population of the world's continents from 1950 to 2020

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1950 to 2020

Supplementary notes

All data is based on United Nations estimates and predictions

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