List of continents by population

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This is a list of all major continents' population.

Regional and continental (sub)totals from 1950 to 2013[edit]

Africa[edit]

Total Africa
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 228,827,000 —    
1960 285,270,000 +2.23%
1970 366,475,000 +2.54%
1980 478,459,000 +2.70%
1990 629,987,000 +2.79%
2000 808,304,000 +2.52%
2010 1,031,084,000 +2.46%
2013 1,110,635,000 +2.51%

Americas[edit]

North America[edit]

Total North America
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 227,024,000 —    
1960 277,025,000 +2.01%
1970 327,455,000 +1.69%
1980 377,933,000 +1.44%
1990 431,654,000 +1.34%
2000 493,449,000 +1.35%
2010 548,672,000 +1.07%
2013 565,265,000 +1.00%

South America[edit]

Total South America
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 112,460,000 —    
1960 147,766,000 +2.77%
1970 191,562,000 +2.63%
1980 241,018,000 +2.32%
1990 295,835,000 +2.07%
2000 348,246,000 +1.64%
2010 394,021,000 +1.24%
2013 406,740,000 +1.06%

Total Americas[edit]

Total Americas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 339,484,000 —    
1960 424,791,000 +2.27%
1970 519,017,000 +2.02%
1980 618,950,000 +1.78%
1990 727,489,000 +1.63%
2000 841,695,000 +1.47%
2010 942,692,000 +1.14%
2013 972,005,000 +1.03%

Asia[edit]

Total Asia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 1,395,749,000 —    
1960 1,694,650,000 +1.96%
1970 2,128,631,000 +2.31%
1980 2,634,161,000 +2.15%
1990 3,213,123,000 +2.01%
2000 3,717,372,000 +1.47%
2010 4,165,440,000 +1.14%
2013 4,298,723,000 +1.06%

Europe[edit]

Total Europe
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 549,043,000 —    
1960 605,517,000 +0.98%
1970 657,369,000 +0.83%
1980 694,510,000 +0.55%
1990 723,248,000 +0.41%
2000 729,105,000 +0.08%
2010 740,308,000 +0.15%
2013 742,452,000 +0.10%

Oceania[edit]

Total Oceania
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 12,675,000 —    
1960 15,775,000 +2.21%
1970 19,681,000 +2.24%
1980 22,968,000 +1.56%
1990 26,969,000 +1.62%
2000 31,224,000 +1.48%
2010 36,659,000 +1.62%
2013 38,304,000 +1.47%

World[edit]

Total World
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1950 2,525,779,000 —    
1960 3,026,003,000 +1.82%
1970 3,691,173,000 +2.01%
1980 4,449,049,000 +1.89%
1990 5,320,817,000 +1.81%
2000 6,127,700,000 +1.42%
2010 6,916,183,000 +1.22%
2013 7,162,119,000 +1.17%

Regional and continental (sub)totals in 2013[edit]

World population by continent
Rank Continent Population
2013
±% p.a.
2010-2013
% of world pop.
World 7,162,119,000 1.17% 100%
1 Asia 4,298,723,000 1.06% 60.02%
2 Africa 1,110,635,000 2.51% 15.51%
3 Europe 742,452,000 0.10% 10.37%
4 North America 565,265,000 1.00% 7.89%
5 South America 406,740,000 1.06% 5.68%
6 Australia and Oceania 38,304,000 1.47% 0.53%
7 Antarctica 0 0% 0%
Rank Supercontinent Population
2013
±% p.a.
2010-2013
% of world pop.
World 7,162,119,000 1.17% 100%
1 Afro-Eurasia 6,151,810,000 1.21% 85.90%
2 Americas 972,005,000 1.03% 13.57%
3 Oceania 38,304,000 1.47% 0.53%
Rank Region Population
2013
±% p.a.
2010-2013
World 7,162,119,000 1.17%
1 Southern Asia 1,749,046,000 1.32%
2 Eastern Asia 1,620,807,000 0.57%
3 Southeastern Asia 618,793,000 1.20%
4 South America 406,740,000 1.06%
5 Eastern Africa 373,202,000 2.89%
6 Northern America 355,361,000 0.85%
7 Western Africa 331,255,000 2.78%
8 Eastern Europe 294,162,000 -0.23%
9 Western Asia 245,707,000 1.98%
10 Northern Africa 210,002,000 1.70%
11 Western Europe 192,060,000 0.25%
12 Central America 167,387,000 1.40%
13 Southern Europe 155,827,000 0.24%
14 Middle Africa 135,750,000 2.79%
15 Northern Europe 100,404,000 0.54%
16 Central Asia 64,370,000 1.43%
17 Southern Africa 60,425,000 0.91%
18 Caribbean 42,517,000 0.71%
19 Oceania 38,304,000 1.47%

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