Population by Sub-region 2024

[World Map (Sub-region Separated)]

Year Population Male Female Density (p/kmΒ²) Growth Rate
Australia/New Zealand 31,667,211 15,721,837 15,945,374 3.9847 0.958%
Caribbean 44,634,384 22,053,273 22,581,111 201.5196 0.547%
Central America 180,643,728 88,488,092 92,155,636 73.2957 0.882%
Central Asia 78,165,568 38,682,730 39,482,837 19.8898 1.423%
Eastern Africa 485,066,925 240,535,744 244,531,180 72.9149 2.521%
Eastern Asia 1,662,476,937 843,203,510 819,273,426 141.0052 -0.053%
Eastern Europe 288,176,491 135,493,752 152,682,740 15.9635 -0.314%
Melanesia 12,634,228 6,484,550 6,149,677 23.8204 1.74%
Micronesia 544,320 274,044 270,276 176.4982 0.965%
Middle Africa 202,105,150 100,509,625 101,595,524 31.1402 3.031%
Northern Africa 264,205,998 133,230,174 130,975,825 34.3742 1.606%
Northern Europe 106,896,543 52,891,130 54,005,414 65.2548 0.327%
Polynesia 730,008 367,394 362,614 90.7294 0.885%
South America 439,719,008 216,825,780 222,893,228 25.0129 0.722%
South-Eastern Asia 686,824,689 343,953,034 342,871,654 154.3349 0.862%
Southern Africa 69,235,158 33,779,164 35,455,993 26.0424 0.962%
Southern Asia 2,027,578,876 1,036,169,127 991,409,748 316.7663 1.079%
Southern Europe 151,357,684 73,873,000 77,484,685 116.1622 -0.258%
Western Africa 439,868,541 221,279,869 218,588,673 72.5422 2.477%
Western Asia 298,033,659 155,462,369 142,571,290 62.1894 1.448%
Western Europe 195,841,934 96,075,852 99,766,083 179.8115 0.131%

Common Question

What sub-region in the world has the most inhabitants?

According to the latest data, the sub-region with the highest population is Southern Asia with 2,027,578,876 inhabitants.

What sub-region of the world has the highest population growth rate?

According to the latest data, the sub-region with the highest population growth rate is Middle Africa. Its current population growth rate is 3.031% as of July 1, 2023.

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

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

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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