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People > Population: Countries Compared

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Author: Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Many other countries face problems at the other end of the spectrum, having an increasing proportion of young people below 24. This profile has its own attendant set of development issues and problems.

What are the development implications of having a younger population?

Governments would need to budget for education and related social infrastructure accordingly. In poorer countries, unemployment rates may rise, aggravating social tensions; in addition, fertility and birth rates may go up, requiring relevant planning to address related issues, such as teenage pregnancy.

DEFINITION: Population, total refers to the total population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 1.35 billion 2013
2 India 1.22 billion 2013
3 European Union 509.04 million 2012
South Asia average (profile) 321.91 million 2013
4 United States 316.67 million 2013
5 Indonesia 251.16 million 2013
6 Brazil 201.01 million 2013
7 Pakistan 193.24 million 2013
8 Nigeria 174.51 million 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 163.96 million 2013
9 Bangladesh 163.65 million 2013
10 Russia 142.5 million 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 141.07 million 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 132.85 million 2013
11 Japan 127.25 million 2013
12 Mexico 116.22 million 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 107.21 million 2013
13 Philippines 105.72 million 2013
14 Ethiopia 93.88 million 2013
15 Vietnam 92.48 million 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 91.94 million 2013
16 Egypt 85.29 million 2013
17 Germany 81.15 million 2013
18 Turkey 80.69 million 2013
19 Iran 79.85 million 2013
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo 75.51 million 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 72.36 million 2013
21 Thailand 67.45 million 2013
22 France 65.95 million 2013
23 United Kingdom 63.18 million 2014
24 Italy 61.48 million 2013
25 Burma 55.17 million 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 53.84 million 2013
26 England 53.01 million 2014
Former British colonies average (profile) 51.84 million 2013
27 South Korea 48.96 million 2013
28 South Africa 48.6 million 2013
29 Tanzania 48.26 million 2013
30 Spain 47.37 million 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 46.45 million 2013
31 Colombia 45.75 million 2013
32 Ukraine 44.57 million 2013
33 Kenya 44.04 million 2013
34 Argentina 42.61 million 2013
failed states average (profile) 41.41 million 2013
35 Poland 38.38 million 2013
36 Algeria 38.09 million 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 37.68 million 2013
37 Sudan 34.85 million 2013
38 Uganda 34.76 million 2013
39 Canada 34.57 million 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 34.14 million 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 33.9 million 2013
40 Morocco 32.65 million 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 32.61 million 2013
41 Iraq 31.86 million 2013
42 Afghanistan 31.11 million 2013
43 Nepal 30.43 million 2013
44 Peru 29.85 million 2013
45 Malaysia 29.63 million 2013
46 Uzbekistan 28.66 million 2013
47 Venezuela 28.46 million 2013
48 Saudi Arabia 26.94 million 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 26.09 million 2013
49 Yemen 25.41 million 2013
50 Ghana 25.2 million 2013
51 North Korea 24.72 million 2013
52 Mozambique 24.1 million 2013
53 Taiwan 23.3 million 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 23.2 million 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 22.77 million 2013
54 Madagascar 22.6 million 2013
55 Syria 22.46 million 2013
56 Cote d'Ivoire 22.4 million 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 22.36 million 2013
57 Australia 22.26 million 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 21.8 million 2013
58 Romania 21.79 million 2013
59 Sri Lanka 21.68 million 2013
60 Cameroon 20.55 million 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 19.29 million 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 19.19 million 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 18.85 million 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 18.67 million 2013
61 Angola 18.57 million 2013
European Union average (profile) 18.19 million 2013
62 Burkina Faso 17.81 million 2013
63 Kazakhstan 17.74 million 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 17.46 million 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 17.31 million 2013
64 Chile 17.22 million 2013
65 Niger 16.9 million 2013
66 Netherlands 16.81 million 2013
Europe average (profile) 16.79 million 2013
67 Malawi 16.78 million 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 16.66 million 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 16.62 million 2013
68 Mali 15.97 million 2013
69 Ecuador 15.44 million 2013
70 Cambodia 15.21 million 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 14.67 million 2013
71 Guatemala 14.37 million 2013
72 Zambia 14.22 million 2013
73 Senegal 13.3 million 2013
74 Zimbabwe 13.18 million 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 12.47 million 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 12.44 million 2013
75 Rwanda 12.01 million 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 11.61 million 2013
76 Chad 11.19 million 2013
77 Guinea 11.18 million 2013
78 South Sudan 11.09 million 2013
79 Cuba 11.06 million 2013
80 Burundi 10.89 million 2013
81 Tunisia 10.84 million 2013
82 Portugal 10.8 million 2013
83 Greece 10.77 million 2013
84 Bolivia 10.46 million 2013
85 Belgium 10.44 million 2013
86 Somalia 10.25 million 2013
87 Dominican Republic 10.22 million 2013
88 Czech Republic 10.16 million 2013
89 Hungary 9.94 million 2013
90 Haiti 9.89 million 2013
91 Benin 9.88 million 2013
92 Belarus 9.63 million 2013
93 Azerbaijan 9.59 million 2013
94 Sweden 9.12 million 2013
95 Honduras 8.45 million 2013
96 Austria 8.22 million 2013
97 Switzerland 8 million 2013
98 Tajikistan 7.91 million 2013
99 Israel 7.71 million 2013
100 Serbia 7.24 million 2013
101 Hong Kong 7.18 million 2013
102 Togo 7.15 million 2013
103 Bulgaria 6.98 million 2013
104 Laos 6.7 million 2013
105 Paraguay 6.62 million 2013
106 Jordan 6.48 million 2013
107 Papua New Guinea 6.43 million 2013
108 Eritrea 6.23 million 2013
109 El Salvador 6.11 million 2013
110 Libya 6 million 2013
111 Nicaragua 5.79 million 2013
112 Sierra Leone 5.61 million 2013
113 Denmark 5.56 million 2013
114 Kyrgyzstan 5.55 million 2013
115 Slovakia 5.49 million 2013
116 United Arab Emirates 5.47 million 2013
117 Singapore 5.46 million 2013
118 Scotland 5.29 million 2014
119 Finland 5.27 million 2013
120 Central African Republic 5.17 million 2013
121 Turkmenistan 5.11 million 2013
122 Ireland 4.78 million 2013
123 Norway 4.72 million 2013
124 Costa Rica 4.7 million 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 4.66 million 2013
125 Georgia 4.56 million 2013
126 Congo, Republic of the 4.49 million 2013
127 Croatia 4.48 million 2013
128 New Zealand 4.37 million 2013
129 Republic of the Congo 4.34 million 2012
130 Lebanon 4.13 million 2013
131 Liberia 3.99 million 2013
132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.88 million 2013
133 Puerto Rico 3.67 million 2013
134 Moldova 3.62 million 2013
135 Panama 3.56 million 2013
136 Lithuania 3.52 million 2013
137 Mauritania 3.44 million 2013
138 Uruguay 3.32 million 2013
139 Mongolia 3.23 million 2013
140 Oman 3.15 million 2013
141 Wales 3.06 million 2014
142 Albania 3.01 million 2013
143 Armenia 2.97 million 2013
144 Jamaica 2.91 million 2013
145 Kuwait 2.7 million 2013
146 West Bank 2.68 million 2013
147 Namibia 2.18 million 2013
148 Latvia 2.18 million 2013
149 Botswana 2.13 million 2013
150 Republic of Macedonia 2.09 million 2013
151 Qatar 2.04 million 2013
152 Slovenia 1.99 million 2013
153 Lesotho 1.94 million 2013
154 The Gambia 1.88 million 2013
155 Kosovo 1.85 million 2013
156 Northern Ireland 1.81 million 2014
157 Gaza Strip 1.76 million 2013
158 Guinea-Bissau 1.66 million 2013
159 Gabon 1.64 million 2013
160 Swaziland 1.4 million 2013
161 Mauritius 1.32 million 2013
162 Bahrain 1.28 million 2013
163 Estonia 1.27 million 2013
164 Trinidad and Tobago 1.23 million 2013
165 East Timor 1.17 million 2013
166 Cyprus 1.16 million 2013
167 Fiji 896,758 2013
168 Djibouti 792,198 2013
169 Comoros 752,288 2013
170 Guyana 739,903 2013
171 Bhutan 725,296 2013
172 Equatorial Guinea 704,001 2013
173 Montenegro 653,474 2013
174 Solomon Islands 597,248 2013
175 Macau 583,003 2013
176 Suriname 566,846 2013
177 Western Sahara 538,811 2013
178 Cape Verde 531,046 2013
179 Luxembourg 514,862 2013
180 Brunei 415,717 2013
181 Malta 411,277 2013
182 Maldives 393,988 2013
183 Belize 334,297 2013
184 The Bahamas 319,031 2013
185 Iceland 315,281 2013
186 Barbados 288,725 2013
187 French Polynesia 277,293 2013
188 New Caledonia 264,022 2013
189 Vanuatu 261,565 2013
190 Mayotte 231,139 2010
191 Samoa 195,476 2013
192 Sao Tome and Principe 186,817 2013
193 Saint Lucia 162,781 2013
194 Channel Islands 161,235 2012
195 Guam 160,378 2013
196 Curacao 151,892 2012
197 Grenada 109,590 2013
198 Aruba 109,153 2013
199 Tonga 106,322 2013
200 Federated States of Micronesia 106,104 2013
201 Virgin Islands 104,737 2013
202 Kiribati 103,248 2013
203 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 103,220 2013
204 Jersey 95,732 2013
205 Seychelles 90,846 2013
206 Antigua and Barbuda 90,156 2013
207 Isle of Man 86,159 2013
208 Andorra 85,293 2013
209 Dominica 73,286 2013
210 Marshall Islands 69,747 2013
211 Bermuda 69,467 2013
212 Guernsey 65,605 2013
213 Greenland 57,714 2013
214 American Samoa 54,719 2013
215 Cayman Islands 53,737 2013
216 Northern Mariana Islands 51,170 2013
217 Saint Kitts and Nevis 51,134 2013
218 Faroe Islands 49,709 2013
219 Faeroe Islands 49,506 2012
220 Turks and Caicos Islands 47,754 2013
221 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 39,088 2012
222 Liechtenstein 37,009 2013
223 San Marino 32,448 2013
224 British Virgin Islands 31,912 2013
225 Saint Martin 31,264 2013
226 St. Martin (French part) 30,959 2012
227 Monaco 30,500 2013
228 Gibraltar 29,111 2013
229 Palau 21,108 2013
230 Anguilla 15,754 2013
231 Wallis and Futuna 15,507 2013
232 Tuvalu 10,698 2013
233 Cook Islands 10,447 2013
234 Nauru 9,434 2013
235 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 7,754 2013
236 Saint Helena 7,700 2011
237 Saint Barthelemy 7,298 2013
238 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,774 2013
239 Montserrat 5,189 2013
240 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 3,140 2008
241 Norfolk Island 2,196 2013
242 Svalbard 1,921 2013
243 Christmas Island 1,513 2013
244 Tokelau 1,353 2013
245 Niue 1,229 2013
246 Holy See (Vatican City) 839 2013
247 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596 2010
248 Johnston Atoll 315 2013
249 Pitcairn Islands 65 2013
=250 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 0.0 2013
=250 Spratly Islands 0.0 2013
=250 Wake Island 0.0 2013
=250 Clipperton Island 0.0 2013
=250 Coral Sea Islands 0.0 2013
=250 Jarvis Island 0.0 2013
=250 British Indian Ocean Territory 0.0 2013
=250 Jan Mayen 0.0 2013
=250 Howland Island 0.0 2013
=250 Midway Islands 0.0 2013
=250 Navassa Island 0.0 2013
=250 Bouvet Island 0.0 2013
=250 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 0.0 2013
=250 Palmyra Atoll 0.0 2013
=250 Paracel Islands 0.0 2013
=250 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 0.0 2013
=250 Antarctica 0.0 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Population

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