A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow?
For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world.
What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come? How will the world be populated in the future?
Animations, interactive screens, maps, documents and fact sheets to discover the science of demography and learn more about population. You access the latest United Nations population statistics for 230 countries and regions of the world. You can use different windows to travel from one country to another, to see how situations change over time, to rank countries or to compare them with each other. (language: English) © INED