Total population - outlook from UNSTAT (Outlook 042) - Assessment published Jun 2009
Environmental scenarios (Primary topic)
Typology: Descriptive indicator (Type A - What is happening to the environment and to humans?)
- Outlook 042
Key policy question: What are the population trends in the pan-European region?
Population growth in Europe differs widely from sub-regionally. Population within the European Economic Area (EEA) is projected to remain stable until 2050 while population of EECCA countries is projected to drop by as much as 13,6% from 2000 to 2050.The South-Eastern European region is expected to grow with of 31,3% during the projected period.
Worldwide population is expected to reach over 9 billion by 2050. India is projected to contribute 58,5% to the global population increase and become the most populated nation in the world, while population in China is expected to grow by 10,9% from 2000 to 2050. Both the USA and Canada see continued growth with 41,3 and 39,3 percent respectively for the projected period.
Fig.2. World population growth by region from 2000 to 2050
United Nation Population Division (UN) World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision: Percentage change of population by region from 2000 to 2030
Inout to UN population model - data from national statistics
Output from UN popualtion model - total population projections
More information about this indicator
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Contacts and ownership
EEA Contact InfoTobias Dominik Lung
EEA Management Plan2010 (note: EEA internal system)
Frequency of updates
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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