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.