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. 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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The growth rate continues to fall. Image: Our World in Data

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on global population. Image: Our World in Data

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

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

India will very soon overtake China as the most populous country in the world. Image: Our World in Data

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