World Population by Country in 1980

In 1980, the world reached a total population of 4,444,007,706 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 982,372,466 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 696,828,385 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 733 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1980 was Asia with a total population of 2,636,013,559 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 481,542,773, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 362,332,604 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 943,513,733 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,181,162,751, and South-Eastern Asia with 354,711,504 people in the sub-region.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that Middle-income countries had the largest population with a total of 3,239,898,759 people. While the lowest population for 1980 was found in No income group available with a population of 15,400,394 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1980

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 982,372,466 14,430,142
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 696,828,385 15,907,463
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 223,140,018 2,705,172
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 148,177,096 3,502,248
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 138,257,420 727,358
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 122,288,383 2,870,279
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 117,624,196 806,716
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 83,929,765 2,110,067
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 80,624,057 3,595,970
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 77,786,703 -112,616
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 72,951,439 2,247,155
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 67,705,186 1,630,113
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 56,329,482 341,905
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 56,326,328 78,466
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 53,713,830 303,756
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 52,968,270 1,290,193
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 49,973,920 229,193
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 48,419,546 1,266,515
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 45,737,754 1,000,409
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 44,089,069 916,326
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 43,748,556 1,145,111
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 38,520,664 1,352,183
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 38,170,501 449,864
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 37,491,666 298,612
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 35,521,429 323,750
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 34,945,470 100,117
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 33,465,781 649,680
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 29,463,549 773,436
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 28,024,803 440,771
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 26,708,686 747,527
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 26,176,195 608,809
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 24,511,510 310,507
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 22,125,224 122,023
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 19,678,444 525,231
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 19,297,659 586,016
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 18,739,378 593,439
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 18,100,281 304,057
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 17,973,650 257,071
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 17,492,406 441,559
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 16,673,586 719,298
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 16,187,124 585,817
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 15,947,129 384,163
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 15,600,442 368,414
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 15,210,444 424,493
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 14,943,644 258,265
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 14,706,322 203,681
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 14,172,710 219,213
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 14,130,387 90,140
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 13,653,368 433,979
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13,284,026 262,944
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 13,215,706 347,031
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 12,486,632 -861,447
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 11,865,246 339,355
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 11,469,828 165,925
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 11,413,588 185,195
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,698,679 -15,504
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,270,060 16,527
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 10,171,710 499,995
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,828,986 13,983
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 9,817,257 60,320
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 9,809,107 29,978
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 9,785,252 92,861
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 9,307,148 113,017
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 9,204,938 314,661
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,980,606 -300
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 8,948,162 257,684
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 8,898,954 302,355
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 8,519,892 323,141
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 8,330,046 295,465
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,311,762 16,062
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 8,303,809 312,988
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 8,135,844 215,039
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,777,010 46,310
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,547,562 7,749
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 7,372,580 159,393
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 7,049,926 630,256
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 6,987,767 177,086
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 6,932,967 188,579
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 6,578,156 162,436
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 6,383,060 86,735
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,319,113 31,420
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 6,267,369 246,142
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 6,198,960 63,035
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 6,173,177 189,782
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 5,892,224 236,485
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 5,755,800 129,780
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 5,736,088 126,357
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 5,720,438 169,737
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 5,703,869 143,894
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 5,646,676 111,289
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 5,247,532 182,955
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 5,145,844 35,185
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,125,392 3,855
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 4,978,544 106,585
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 4,973,883 38,444
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 4,972,608 90,885
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,779,418 16,508
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,680,144 22,677
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 4,508,992 67,126
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 4,408,230 -92,721
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 4,312,834 272,617
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 4,199,820 34,930
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4,192,011 100,604
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 4,103,240 35,862
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,085,776 13,446
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 4,045,965 113,254
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 3,833,939 104,767
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 3,777,990 116,562
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 3,744,608 70,201
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 3,691,209 72,228
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,521,206 28,894
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 3,391,387 38,108
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 3,367,477 69,062
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 3,303,309 94,530
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 3,297,520 68,671
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,214,568 46,729
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 3,147,168 9,007
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 3,135,123 32,107
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3,104,788 63,352
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 3,078,912 81,879
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 2,963,702 64,468
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 2,962,720 147,552
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 2,953,750 12,080
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 2,941,652 51,897
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 2,862,904 68,583
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 2,838,110 82,142
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,572,038 16,093
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,415,276 25,227
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 2,414,303 65,846
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2,400,729 47,186
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 2,216,904 84,707
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,135,546 29,950
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 1,956,987 45,575
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1,932,169 57,530
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 1,907,023 27,684
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,901,570 16,591
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 1,829,256 41,130
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1,697,780 40,890
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 1,657,982 44,997
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,589,395 40,269
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1,506,694 44,047
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 1,493,870 80,022
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,476,983 8,264
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,453,620 42,393
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,407,672 39,245
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,127,852 15,082
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1,017,462 55,782
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 1,014,048 105,815
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 975,994 13,431
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 954,865 15,030
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 938,578 45,301
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 831,462 13,377
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 778,176 2,435
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 749,078 19,345
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 718,586 24,023
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 679,328 7,753
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 644,582 15,889
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 642,224 8,910
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 598,564 19,790
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 589,324 6,075
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 551,674 7,367
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 415,258 13,301
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 375,112 366
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 363,741 840
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 362,595 15,924
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 334,234 870
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 333,786 488
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 333,587 3,068
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 328,328 10,066
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 324,121 19,270
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 317,234 4,148
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 282,509 11,863
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 277,450 17,257
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 253,574 1,197
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 245,332 -92
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 233,668 8,028
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 228,263 2,388
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 223,752 4,277
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 187,921 6,065
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 164,905 1,385
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 164,887 4,717
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 163,591 5,161
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 156,851 253
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 148,599 1,636
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 145,133 3,606
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 121,633 2,256
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 118,156 2,663
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 116,775 10,326
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 110,286 2,856
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 107,480 603
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 97,210 2,086
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 96,708 166
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 96,640 1,710
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 94,838 -213
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 76,298 2,207
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 75,124 258
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 72,978 154
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 66,824 2,665
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 65,290 657
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 64,890 215
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 64,022 851
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 62,266 257
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 60,813 1,043
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 53,565 251
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 52,860 -136
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 52,233 2,713
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 50,106 626
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 43,097 -142
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 43,054 552
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 35,611 1,406
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 32,886 1,065
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 31,988 1,151
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 28,734 108
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 27,076 227
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 25,003 361
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 21,346 254
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 17,651 -81
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 17,613 1,933
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 17,100 796
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 12,252 1
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 12,243 703
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 11,543 190
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 11,452 -92
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 11,315 421
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 11,109 314
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 7,776 198
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 7,730 161
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 7,634 53
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 7,598 321
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 6,560 18
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 6,398 55
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,106 15
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 3,637 -96
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2,983 60
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,240 -16
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,647 -7
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 733 0

What was the world population in 1980?

In 1980, the world population was 4,444,007,706 according to data collected by individual countries and compiled by The United Nations.

Data Information

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The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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