List of continents by population

This is a list of all major continents/subregions' population.

Distribution of populations

Rank Continent Population
2010
±% p.a.
2010–2010
% 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 1,106 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 Subregion Population
2013
±% p.a.
2010–2013
% of world pop.
World 7,632,819,325 1.17% 100%
1 South Asia^ 1,749,046,000 1.32% 22.91%
2 East Asia 1,620,807,000 0.57% 21.23%
3 Southeast 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 West 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%

Notes:

^ The United Nations geoscheme includes Afghanistan and Iran in Southern Asia.

# The United Nations geoscheme includes Siberia (Northern Asia) in Eastern Europe.

The United Nations geoscheme includes Mexico in Central America.

* The United Nations geoscheme includes the Baltic states and the British Isles in Northern Europe.

~ The United Nations geoscheme includes The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.

Regional and continental (sub) totals from 1950 to 2018

Africa

Americas

Asia

Europe

Oceania

World

See also

Sources

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