The United Nations annual population survey has revealed that the world’s population will reach 8 billion in 2023. According to the survey, more than half of the population will come from Africa. The growth in population will be mostly from nine countries, including the second and third most populous countries in the world, India and the US.
Africa and Europe
The survey says that by 2050, seven of the 20 most populous nations will be from Africa. Europe will see a small growth in population, with UN’s John Wilmoth explaining that the migrants coming in will be the primary source of population growth. He added that this will actually avoid a decline in population size for some European countries. In 2012, it was estimated that Europe had around 733 million people, which is 12 percent of the world’s population. Africa, which has more than one billion people, is the second most populated continent.
Population In 2050
The UN Population Division numbers show that India will be the world’s most populous nation by a big difference in 2050. A recent report mentioned that India was now the world’s most populous country. The chart shows China with the second most population in 2050. Nigeria will be third while the US, which is currently third, will be fourth. Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia will also be part of the top ten as the world’s most populous countries.
The world’s population passed 7.5 billion earlier this year. A high percentage of the population is in China and India, with the two accounting for around 36 percent of the 7.5 billion people. A recent report claimed that India was now the world’s most populous country but the UN thinks that will happen around 2024. It had been previously estimated that it would happen in 2022. The UN also estimates that the world’s population will reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.