Explore your world
We live in a world of 7 billion people, living in seven continents and more than 200 countries. Though family size (fertility) continues to decline in most places, our numbers are projected to rise for years to come. This dashboard allows you to take a closer look at the world population in 2011 and beyond: Check out populations by region or country. Look at the proportion of young and old. See what various paths the future population growth may take.
A Younger World That Is Also Ageing
Paradoxically, our growing world is both younger and older than ever before.
Seven Billion and Counting
Projecting future population is a very uncertain business
Insights for a World at 7 Billion
Explore the relationship between social and economic indicators