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Percent of world population, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 197 countries was 0.47 percent.The highest value was in China: 16.98 percent and the lowest value was in Andorra: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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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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