Graphical view at evolution of population by continent


population by continent
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision.projected populations based on the medium-fertility variant.

population by continent

year regions
Africa Asia Europe Latin Am. &
Caribbean
Northern
America
Oceania World
1750 106,000,000 502,000,000 163,000,000 16,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 791,000,000
1800 107,000,000 635,000,000 203,000,000 24,000,000 7,000,000 2,000,000 978,000,000
1850 111,000,000 809,000,000 276,000,000 38,000,000 26,000,000 2,000,000 1,262,000,000
1900 133,000,000 947,000,000 408,000,000 74,000,000 82,000,000 6,000,000 1,650,000,000
1950 229,895,000 1,403,388,000 547,287,000 167,368,000 171,614,000 12,675,000 2,532,227,000
2000 811,101,000 3,719,044,000 726,777,000 521,429,000 313,289,000 31,130,000 6,122,770,000
2050 2,191,599,000 5,142,220,000 719,257,000 750,956,000 446,862,000 55,233,000 9,306,128,000
2100 3,574,141,000 4,596,224,000 674,796,000 687,517,000 526,428,000 65,819,000 10,124,926,000
pre-1950 - "The World at Six Billion", United Nations, 1999.1950-2100 - UN, Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2011). World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision.up to 2000 are estimates and 2050/2100 are projected populations in the medium-fertility variant.

population by continent in percentages

year regions
Africa Asia Europe Latin Am. &
Caribbean
Northern
America
Oceania World
1750 13.40% 63.46% 20.61% 2.02% 0.25% 0.25% 100.00%
1800 10.94% 64.93% 20.76% 2.45% 0.72% 0.20% 100.00%
1850 8.80% 64.10% 21.87% 3.01% 2.06% 0.16% 100.00%
1900 8.06% 57.39% 24.73% 4.48% 4.97% 0.36% 100.00%
1950 9.08% 55.42% 21.61% 6.61% 6.78% 0.50% 100.00%
2000 13.25% 60.74% 11.87% 8.52% 5.12% 0.51% 100.00%
2050 23.55% 55.26% 7.73% 8.07% 4.80% 0.59% 100.00%
2100 35.30% 45.40% 6.66% 6.79% 5.20% 0.65% 100.00%
pre-1950 - "The World at Six Billion", United Nations, 1999.1950-2100 - UN, Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2011). World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision.up to 2000 are estimates and 2050/2100 are projected populations in the medium-fertility variant.