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Total population - outlook from UNSTAT (Outlook 042) - Assessment published Jun 2009

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Topics:

Environmental scenarios Environmental scenarios (Primary topic)

Tags:
population | forward looking indicators | socio-economy
DPSIR: Driving force
Typology: Descriptive indicator (Type A - What is happening to the environment and to humans?)
Indicator codes
  • Outlook 042
Geographic coverage:
 
Contents
 

Key policy question: What are the population trends in the pan-European region?

Key messages

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 1. World population by region from 2000 to 2050

Note: N/A

Data source:

United Nation Population Division (UN) World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision: Population projections

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Fig.2. World population growth by region from 2000 to 2050

Note: N/A

Data source:

United Nation Population Division (UN) World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision: Percentage change of population by region from 2000 to 2030

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Key assessment

Data sources

More information about this indicator

See this indicator specification for more details.

Contacts and ownership

EEA Contact Info

Tobias Dominik Lung

Ownership

EEA Management Plan

2010 (note: EEA internal system)

Dates

Frequency of updates

Updates are scheduled every 2 years in October-December (Q4)
Document Actions
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100