Top countries by population

The ten countries with the largest population in the world today are China, India, United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico. TOP TEN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION

With 1.4 billion people, China is the world’s most populous country. It accounts for about 18.4% of the world’s population. The proportion of China’s population to the global population has been shrinking over the years.

NOTES: (1) The Top 10 Most Populated Countries of the World Table was updated on March 31, 2021. (2) Detailed data for the individual countries may be found clicking on each country name.

Top countries by population

Top population by country

China is the most populous country in the world with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. It is one of just two countries with a population of more than 1 billion, with India being the second.

The next 11 countries that are the most populous in the world each have populations exceeding 100 million. These include the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Ethiopia, and the Philippines.

The top five countries constitute about 46.6% of the global population; the top ten make up close to 57.5%, Top 20 countries add up to over 70%. One hundred three smallest countries/territories only contribute 1 % of the global population, and 175 lowest ranked constitute only 10 % of the total world population.

Top population by country

Top countries by population

The ten countries with the largest population in the world today are China, India, United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico. TOP TEN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION

With 1.4 billion people, China is the world’s most populous country. It accounts for about 18.4% of the world’s population. The proportion of China’s population to the global population has been shrinking over the years.

NOTES: (1) The Top 10 Most Populated Countries of the World Table was updated on March 31, 2021. (2) Detailed data for the individual countries may be found clicking on each country name.

Top countries by population

Top population by country

China is the most populous country in the world with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. It is one of just two countries with a population of more than 1 billion, with India being the second.

The next 11 countries that are the most populous in the world each have populations exceeding 100 million. These include the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Ethiopia, and the Philippines.

The top five countries constitute about 46.6% of the global population; the top ten make up close to 57.5%, Top 20 countries add up to over 70%. One hundred three smallest countries/territories only contribute 1 % of the global population, and 175 lowest ranked constitute only 10 % of the total world population.

Top population by country