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Table HS-55

World Population by Region (1950 to 2002)

In millions (2,555.4 represents 2,555,400,000), except as indicated

 
19501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002
World Population by Region (1950 to 2002)1                                                     
AfricaPercent Distribution8.9    9.1    9.3    9.5    9.7    10.1    10.6    11.3    11.9    12.6    13.213.413.5
Total227.3232.1237.0242.1247.3252.8258.4264.2270.2276.5282.9289.4296.0303.3310.7318.5326.5334.9343.6352.5361.2370.5380.0390.0400.3410.8422.2434.0446.3459.4472.7486.1500.3515.2530.4545.7561.3577.2593.3609.8626.8644.9662.4679.6696.3714.0731.1749.3767.3785.9804.0821.9839.7
AsiaExcluding Near EastPercent Distribution53.5    53.5    53.5    53.9    54.9    55.7    56.0    56.2    56.4    56.5    56.556.556.5
Total1367.71385.51407.51432.31459.01488.11518.11550.41583.01610.61627.51642.71673.01716.51761.61804.81849.41893.81940.11988.72037.62087.22136.42184.82232.42277.62320.82363.72405.92449.92493.92538.22586.02633.22679.52726.62774.92825.92876.92927.42977.83026.33073.03119.13165.53212.03257.83303.23347.93391.83434.83476.63517.8
Near EastPercent Distribution1.7    1.8    1.9    2.0    2.0    2.1    2.3    2.4    2.6    2.7    2.82.82.9
Total44.045.246.447.648.850.151.553.054.656.257.859.461.162.764.466.167.969.671.373.275.277.379.682.184.687.189.792.595.398.3101.3104.5107.7111.1114.6118.2121.7124.9128.4131.8135.3136.5140.6144.3148.0151.7155.5159.3163.1166.9170.7174.6178.6
EuropeWestern EuropePercent Distribution11.9    11.3    10.7    10.2    9.5    8.8    8.2    7.6    7.1    6.8    6.46.46.3
Total304.4306.5308.2310.2312.1314.0316.2318.4320.7323.2325.7328.5331.7334.6337.5340.3342.8345.0347.0349.3351.6354.0356.2358.1359.8361.1362.1363.2364.3365.4366.8368.0368.7369.2369.8370.5371.3372.2373.4375.2377.1379.0380.8382.6384.0385.2386.3387.3388.1389.1390.3391.4392.4
TotalPercent Distribution21.4    20.7    19.9    19.0    17.7    16.6    15.6    14.6    13.7    12.8    12.011.811.7
Total546.4551.9557.3563.0568.6574.4580.3586.2592.2598.4604.5610.8617.2623.2628.9634.2639.1643.4647.8652.1656.5661.1665.4669.6673.5677.1680.5683.9687.2690.4693.8696.8699.5702.0704.5707.1709.8712.5715.2718.1721.0723.7726.0727.4728.1728.4728.5728.5728.5728.5728.6728.8728.9
Latin America And The CarribbeanPercent Distribution6.5    6.8    7.2    7.5    7.7    7.9    8.1    8.3    8.4    8.5    8.68.68.6
Total165.9170.4174.9179.6184.5189.6194.9200.3206.0211.9218.0224.1230.4236.9243.6250.4257.3264.3271.4278.6285.9293.3300.8308.3315.8323.3330.9338.5346.2354.0361.7369.6377.9386.1394.3402.3410.6418.9427.2435.6443.7451.8459.9468.0476.2484.3492.3500.3508.1515.6523.1530.5537.7
Northern AmericaUnited StatesPercent Distribution6.0    6.0    5.9    5.8    5.5    5.3    5.1    4.9    4.7    4.7    4.64.64.6
Total152.3154.9157.6160.2163.0165.9168.9172.0174.9177.8180.7183.7186.5189.2191.9194.3196.6198.7200.7202.7205.1207.7209.9211.9213.9216.0218.0220.2222.6225.1227.7230.0232.2234.3236.3238.5240.7242.8245.0247.3250.1253.5256.9260.3263.4266.6269.7272.9276.1279.3282.3285.0287.7
TotalPercent Distribution6.5    6.5    6.5    6.4    6.1    5.9    5.7    5.5    5.3    5.2    5.25.15.1
Total166.3169.3172.4175.4178.7182.1185.4189.1192.4195.8199.0202.4205.6208.7211.7214.5217.1219.6222.0224.2226.9229.8232.3234.6236.8239.3241.7244.1246.7249.4252.4255.0257.5259.9262.2264.5267.0269.5272.0274.8278.0281.7285.5289.3292.8296.3299.8303.3306.9310.4313.7316.7319.7
World, Total2Percent Distribution100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0100.0100.0
Total2555.42593.12635.22680.52728.52780.02832.92888.82945.32997.63039.73080.53136.63206.13277.23346.23416.53486.23558.13632.83708.13785.73862.33938.54014.14087.34159.14231.44303.54378.64454.34530.14610.24690.54769.84850.44932.75017.95103.55189.25275.95359.85443.85525.25605.45686.05765.25844.95923.76002.06079.06154.36228.6
1940-19501941-19511942-19521943-19531944-19541945-19551946-19561947-19571948-19581949-19591950-19601951-19611952-19621953-19631954-19641955-19651956-19661957-19671958-19681959-19691960-19701961-19711962-19721963-19731964-19741965-19751966-19761967-19771968-19781969-19791970-19801971-19811972-19821973-19831974-19841975-19851976-19861977-19871978-19881979-19891980-19901981-19911982-19921983-19931984-19941985-19951986-19961987-19971988-19981989-19991990-20001991-20011992-2002
                                                      
AfricaPercent Change From Prior Year Shown          24.5         24.7         30.9         32.6         28.3  
AsiaExcluding Near EastPercent Change From Prior Year Shown          19.0         18.6         22.4         19.4         15.3  
Near EastPercent Change From Prior Year Shown          31.5         30.0         34.7         33.5         26.2  
EuropeWestern EuropePercent Change From Prior Year Shown          7.0         7.9         4.3         2.8         3.5  
TotalPercent Change From Prior Year Shown          10.6         8.6         5.7         3.9         1.1  
Latin America And The CarribbeanPercent Change From Prior Year Shown          31.4         31.2         26.5         22.7         17.9  
Northern AmericaUnited StatesPercent Change From Prior Year Shown          18.7         13.5         11.1         9.8         12.9  
TotalPercent Change From Prior Year Shown          19.6         14.0         11.2         10.1         12.8  
World, Total2Percent Change From Prior Year Shown          19.0         22.0         20.1         18.4         15.2  
Footnotes
1 Quantities in millions.
2 Includes Oceania
Source

U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base. (released 23 September 2003).

<http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/>

<http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/worldpopinfo.php>

 
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