These five charts highlight key findings from the 2022 UN World Population Prospects

The world population will reach 8 Billion people by the end of 2022.

The world population will reach 8 Billion people by the end of 2022. Image: Unsplash/Joseph Chan

Hannah Ritchie
Researcher, Our World in Data
Edouard Mathieu
Head of Data, Our World in Data
Lucas Rodés-Guirao
Senior Data Scientist, Our World in Data
Marcel Gerber
Software Engineer, Our World in Data
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Chart showing global population growth.
The growth rate continues to fall. Image: Our World in Data

Chart showing global deaths from 1950-2021.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on global population. Image: Our World in Data

Chart showing world population levels.
The world population has increased rapidly over the last century. Image: Our World in Data

Chart showing global fertility rates.
Fertility rates have fallen rapidly across the world in recent decades. Image: Our World in Data

Chart showing population levels in India and China.
India will very soon overtake China as the most populous country in the world. Image: Our World in Data
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