European Population 2023

European Population 2023

Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent, but it’s the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa. According to the latest estimates from the United Nations, the current population of Europe stands at 748,703,556 as of November 7, 2022. We will explore some fascinating facts and figures about Europe’s population.

Population Density in Europe

Europe’s population density is 34 people per km2 (87 people per mi2), making it one of the most densely populated continents in the world. The total land area of Europe is 22,134,900 km2 (8,546,329 sq. miles). This means that despite its relatively small size, Europe is home to a significant proportion of the world’s population.

Urbanization in Europe

Around 74.5% of Europe’s population is urban, with a total of 556,684,039 people living in cities as of 2019. Urbanization has been a major trend in Europe over the last few decades, with more and more people moving to cities in search of better job opportunities and a higher standard of living.

Median Age in Europe

The median age in Europe is 42.5 years, which is relatively high compared to other regions of the world. This is due in part to Europe’s aging population, with many people living longer than ever before thanks to advances in healthcare and medical technology.

Europe’s Population Ranking

Europe ranks number 3 among the world’s regions in terms of population. With a population equivalent to 9.78% of the total world population, Europe is home to a diverse range of cultures, languages, and traditions.

Subregions in Europe

Area Population (2020)
Eastern Europe (293,013,231)
Western Europe (196,146,316)
Southern Europe (152,215,230)
Northern Europe (106,261,249)

European Population in 2020 and it’s Historical

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Europe’s
Share of
World Pop.
World Population Europe
Rank
2020 747,636,026 0.12 % 915,398 1,361,011 42.5 1.61 34 74.5 % 556,684,039 10.1 % 7,794,798,739 3
2019 747,182,751 0.10 % 763,311 1,361,011 41.7 1.60 34 74.3 % 554,832,332 9.7 % 7,713,468,100 3
2018 746,419,440 0.13 % 1,004,705 1,361,011 41.7 1.60 34 74.1 % 552,911,225 9.8 % 7,631,091,040 3
2017 745,414,735 0.15 % 1,145,908 1,361,011 41.7 1.60 34 73.9 % 550,959,276 9.9 % 7,547,858,925 3
2016 744,268,827 0.16 % 1,209,792 1,361,011 41.7 1.60 34 73.8 % 549,030,165 10.0 % 7,464,022,049 3
2015 743,059,035 0.18 % 1,329,209 1,378,064 41.4 1.60 34 73.6 % 547,147,213 10.7 % 7,379,797,139 3
2010 736,412,989 0.19 % 1,425,029 1,728,642 40.3 1.56 33 73.0 % 537,672,650 11.3 % 6,956,823,603 3
2005 729,287,846 0.10 % 745,962 1,835,792 39.1 1.43 33 72.0 % 525,432,178 11.9 % 6,541,907,027 3
2000 725,558,036 -0.04 % -287,286 632,242 37.7 1.43 33 71.2 % 516,725,121 12.6 % 6,143,493,823 3
1995 726,994,464 0.17 % 1,227,203 993,780 36.1 1.57 33 70.6 % 513,345,193 13.6 % 5,744,212,979 2
1990 720,858,450 0.37 % 2,654,837 481,249 34.6 1.81 33 70.0 % 504,664,993 14.8 % 5,327,231,061 2
1985 707,584,266 0.40 % 2,803,550 315,617 33.5 1.88 32 68.9 % 487,685,628 15.9 % 4,870,921,740 2
1980 693,566,517 0.49 % 3,334,210 405,801 32.6 1.98 31 67.6 % 469,099,633 17.0 % 4,458,003,514 2
1975 676,895,467 0.60 % 3,995,218 365,417 32.1 2.17 31 65.6 % 444,003,514 18.3 % 4,079,480,606 2
1970 656,919,379 0.69 % 4,427,235 -68,107 31.7 2.37 30 63.2 % 415,016,294 19.7 % 3,700,437,046 2
1965 634,783,204 0.95 % 5,875,245 41,852 30.9 2.57 29 49.5 % 314,448,167 20.9 % 3,339,583,597 2
1960 605,406,980 0.98 % 5,745,637 -577,020 30.3 2.66 27 57.4 % 347,599,944 21.8 % 3,034,949,748 2
1955 576,678,796 0.98 % 5,469,983 -350,343 29.5 2.66 26 54.5 % 314,448,167 22.7 % 2,773,019,936 2

Source: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division provided an in-depth analysis of data in their report titled “World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision” using the medium-fertility variant.

European Population Future Forecast

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Europe’s
Share of
World Pop.
World Population Europe
Rank
2020 747,636,026 0.12 % 915,398 1,361,011 42.5 1.61 34 74.5 % 556,684,039 10.1 % 7,794,798,739 3
2025 745,791,325 -0.05 % -368,940 774,047 43.8 1.61 34 75.8 % 565,025,749 9.6 % 8,184,437,460 3
2030 741,302,530 -0.12 % -897,759 799,241 45.1 1.62 33 77.3 % 572,890,314 9.1 % 8,548,487,400 3
2035 735,101,276 -0.17 % -1,240,251 831,594 46.3 1.63 33 78.9 % 580,281,841 8.3 % 8,887,524,213 3
2040 727,810,571 -0.20 % -1,458,141 832,276 47.1 1.64 33 80.7 % 587,458,839 8.2 % 9,198,847,240 4
2045 719,668,897 -0.22 % -1,628,335 813,863 47.3 1.64 33 82.5 % 593,911,292 7.8 % 9,481,803,274 4
2050 710,486,313 -0.26 % -1,836,517 795,774 47.1 1.64 32 84.3 % 598,857,027 7.5 % 9,735,033,990 4

Source: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division provided an in-depth analysis of data in their report titled “World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision” using the medium-fertility variant.

Understanding the Demographics of Europe: Key Terms Explained

Europe is one of the most densely populated regions in the world, and its population continues to grow steadily. In this article, we will provide an overview of some of the key terms and concepts related to Europe’s population statistics.

Population And Yearly (Annual) % Change

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division estimates the total population of Europe. The figures provided are as of July 1 of the year indicated, and for forecasted years, the UN medium-fertility variant is used. The yearly % change is the percentage change in the total population over the last year, with the latest figures being for the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Yearly (Annual) Change

The yearly change in Europe’s population is the absolute increase or decrease in the total number of people over the last year, with the latest figures being for the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. For all other years, the average annual numerical change over the preceding five-year period is calculated.

Migrants (Net)

The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five-year period is known as the migrants (net) figure. If this number is negative, it means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age

The median age in Europe is the age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups, with half of the people being older and half being younger. This figure provides an indication of the age distribution across the region.

Fertility Rate

The fertility rate in Europe is expressed as children per woman and is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the countries within Europe. Mortality is not taken into account in this calculation.

Density (P/Km²)

Population density is the number of people living in a given area, typically measured as the number of individuals per square kilometer (km²). In Europe, the population density varies greatly across different countries and regions.

Urban Population

The urban population is the percentage of the total population living in areas classified as urban according to each country’s criteria.

Europe’s Share Of The World Population And Global Rank

Europe’s share of the world population is the total population of Europe as a percentage of the entire world population as of July 1 of the year indicated. Finally, the global rank of Europe is its position on the list of all regions worldwide ranked by population, from the highest to the lowest, as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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