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Percent of world population, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 196 countries was 0.51 percent. The highest value was in China: 18.02 percent and the lowest value was in Andorra: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Percent of world population, 2021 Global rank Available data
China 18.02 1 1960 - 2021
India 17.96 2 1960 - 2021
USA 4.24 3 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 3.49 4 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 2.95 5 1960 - 2021
Brazil 2.73 6 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 2.72 7 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 2.16 8 1960 - 2021
Russia 1.84 9 1960 - 2021
Mexico 1.62 10 1960 - 2021
Japan 1.6 11 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 1.53 12 1960 - 2021
Philippines 1.45 13 1960 - 2021
Egypt 1.39 14 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 1.24 15 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 1.22 16 1960 - 2021
Iran 1.12 17 1960 - 2021
Turkey 1.07 18 1960 - 2021
Germany 1.06 19 1960 - 2021
Thailand 0.91 20 1960 - 2021
France 0.86 21 1960 - 2021
UK 0.86 22 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 0.81 23 1960 - 2021
South Africa 0.76 24 1960 - 2021
Italy 0.75 25 1960 - 2021
Burma 0.69 26 1960 - 2021
Kenya 0.68 27 1960 - 2021
Colombia 0.66 28 1960 - 2021
South Korea 0.66 29 1960 - 2021
Spain 0.6 30 1960 - 2021
Uganda 0.59 31 1960 - 2021
Argentina 0.58 32 1960 - 2021
Sudan 0.58 33 1960 - 2021
Algeria 0.56 34 1960 - 2021
Iraq 0.56 35 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 0.56 36 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.51 37 1960 - 2021
Canada 0.49 38 1960 - 2021
Poland 0.48 39 1960 - 2021
Morocco 0.47 40 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.46 41 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.45 42 1960 - 2021
Angola 0.44 43 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 0.43 44 1960 - 2021
Peru 0.43 45 1960 - 2021
Ghana 0.42 46 1960 - 2021
Yemen 0.42 47 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 0.41 48 1960 - 2021
Nepal 0.38 49 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 0.37 50 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 0.36 51 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 0.35 52 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.35 53 1960 - 2021
Australia 0.33 54 1960 - 2021
North Korea 0.33 55 1960 - 2021
Niger 0.32 56 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.28 57 1960 - 2021
Mali 0.28 58 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.28 59 1960 - 2021
Syria 0.27 60 1960 - 2021
Chile 0.25 61 1960 - 2021
Malawi 0.25 62 1960 - 2021
Zambia 0.25 63 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 0.24 64 1960 - 2021
Romania 0.24 65 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 0.23 66 1960 - 2021
Chad 0.22 67 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 0.22 68 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 0.22 69 1960 - 2021
Senegal 0.22 70 1960 - 2021
Somalia 0.22 71 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 0.21 72 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.2 73 1960 - 2021
Benin 0.17 74 1960 - 2021
Guinea 0.17 75 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 0.17 76 1960 - 2021
Burundi 0.16 77 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 0.16 78 1960 - 2021
Belgium 0.15 79 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 0.15 80 1960 - 2021
Haiti 0.15 81 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.14 82 1960 - 2021
Jordan 0.14 83 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.13 84 1960 - 2021
Czechia 0.13 85 1960 - 2021
Greece 0.13 86 1960 - 2021
Honduras 0.13 87 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.13 88 1960 - 2021
Portugal 0.13 89 1960 - 2021
Sweden 0.13 90 1960 - 2021
Belarus 0.12 91 1960 - 2021
Hungary 0.12 92 1960 - 2021
Israel 0.12 93 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.12 94 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 0.12 95 1960 - 2021
Austria 0.11 96 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.11 97 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 0.11 98 1960 - 2021
Togo 0.11 99 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.09 100 1960 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.09 101 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0.09 102 1960 - 2021
Laos 0.09 103 1960 - 2021
Libya 0.09 104 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.09 105 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 0.09 106 1960 - 2021
Serbia 0.09 107 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 0.08 108 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0.08 109 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0.07 110 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 0.07 111 1960 - 2021
Denmark 0.07 112 1960 - 2021
Finland 0.07 113 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 0.07 114 1960 - 2021
Liberia 0.07 115 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 0.07 116 1960 - 2021
Norway 0.07 117 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.07 118 1960 - 2021
Singapore 0.07 119 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 0.07 120 1960 - 2021
Ireland 0.06 121 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 0.06 122 1960 - 2021
Oman 0.06 123 1960 - 2021
Palestine 0.06 124 1990 - 2021
Panama 0.06 125 1960 - 2021
Croatia 0.05 126 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 0.05 127 1960 - 2021
Georgia 0.05 128 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 0.05 129 1960 - 2021
Albania 0.04 130 1960 - 2021
Armenia 0.04 131 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 0.04 132 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 0.04 133 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 0.04 134 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 0.04 135 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0.04 136 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 0.04 137 1960 - 2021
Botswana 0.03 138 1960 - 2021
Gabon 0.03 139 1960 - 2021
Gambia 0.03 140 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0.03 141 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 0.03 142 1960 - 2021
Moldova 0.03 143 1960 - 2021
Namibia 0.03 144 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 0.03 145 1960 - 2021
Qatar 0.03 146 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 0.03 147 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 0.02 148 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 0.02 149 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.02 150 1960 - 2021
Estonia 0.02 151 1960 - 2021
Latvia 0.02 152 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 0.02 153 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 0.02 154 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.02 155 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 0.01 156 1960 - 2021
Belize 0.01 157 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 0.01 158 1960 - 2021
Brunei 0.01 159 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.01 160 1960 - 2021
Comoros 0.01 161 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 0.01 162 1960 - 2021
Fiji 0.01 163 1960 - 2021
Guyana 0.01 164 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.01 165 1960 - 2021
Macao 0.01 166 1960 - 2021
Maldives 0.01 167 1960 - 2021
Malta 0.01 168 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 0.01 169 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.01 170 1960 - 2021
Suriname 0.01 171 1960 - 2021
Andorra 0 172 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0 173 1960 - 2021
Aruba 0 174 1960 - 2021
Barbados 0 175 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 0 176 1960 - 2021
Dominica 0 177 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0 178 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 179 1960 - 2021
Grenada 0 180 1960 - 2021
Iceland 0 181 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 0 182 1960 - 2021
Liechtenstein 0 183 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 0 184 1960 - 2021
Monaco 0 185 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0 186 1960 - 2021
Palau 0 187 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 188 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0 189 1960 - 2021
Samoa 0 190 1960 - 2021
San Marino 0 191 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 192 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 0 193 1960 - 2021
Tonga 0 194 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 0 195 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 196 1960 - 2021



Definition: The population share of a particular country is measured as its population as percent of the total world population in a given year. Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.
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