List of continents by population

This is a list of all major regions' population.

Regional and continental (sub)totals in 2016

Rank Continent Population
2018
±% p.a.
2010–2016
% of world pop.
World 7,576,600,514 1.17% 100%
1 Asia 4,581,757,408 1.04% 59.69%
2 Africa 1,216,130,000 2.57% 16.36%
3 Europe 738,849,000 0.08% 9.94%
4 North America 579,024,000 0.96% 7.79%
5 South America 422,535,000 1.04% 5.68%
6 Oceania 38,304,000 1.47% 0.54%
7 Antarctica 0 N/A <0.01%
Rank Supercontinent Population
2013
±% p.a.
2010–2013
% of world pop.
World 7,123,815,000 1.17% 100%
1 Afro-Eurasia 6,151,810,000 1.21% 85.90%
2 Americas 972,005,000 1.03% 13.57%
Rank Region Population
2013
±% p.a.
2010–2013
% of world pop.
World 7,632,819,325 1.17% 100%
1 Southern Asia 1,749,046,000 1.32% 22.91%
2 Eastern Asia 1,620,807,000 0.57% 21.23%
3 Southeastern Asia 618,793,000 1.20% 8.11%
4 South America 406,740,000 1.06% 5.33%
5 Eastern Africa 373,202,000 2.89% 4.89%
6 Northern America 355,361,000 0.85% 4.66%
7 Western Africa 331,255,000 2.78% 4.34%
8 Eastern Europe 294,162,000 0.23% 3.85%
9 Western Asia 245,707,000 1.98% 3.22%
10 Northern Africa 210,002,000 1.70% 2.75%
11 Western Europe 192,060,000 0.25% 2.52%
12 Central America 167,387,000 1.40% 2.19%
13 Southern Europe 155,827,000 0.24% 2.04%
14 Middle Africa 135,750,000 2.79% 1.78%
15 Northern Europe 100,404,000 0.54% 1.32%
16 Central Asia 64,370,000 1.43% 0.84%
17 Southern Africa 60,425,000 0.91% 0.79%
18 Caribbean 42,517,000 0.71% 0.56%
19 Oceania 38,304,000 1.47% 0.50%

Regional and continental (sub)totals from 1950 to 2016

Africa

Americas

Asia

Europe

Oceania

World

See also

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