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Change in population, 1950-2050

Source: United Nations , Population Division, WPP 2017, https://esa 


The two graphs show how the population of continents evolved between 1950 and 2015, and the projections until 2050. The curves on the left reflect the changes: Africa shows the strongest growth over the whole period, and Europe the lowest. The histograms on the right indicate each continent’s share of the global population: the share of Europe and North America continues to fall, while Asia has reached its maximum and is now dropping. Only the population of Africa has grown over the entire period.


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