China is the top country by population in the world. As of 2016, population in China was 1.38 million thousand persons that accounts for 18.68 % of the world's population. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Brazil) account for 47.34 % of it. The world's total population was estimated at 7.4 million thousand persons in 2016.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
De facto population as of 1 July of the year indicated and in the age group indicated and the percentage it represents with respect to the total population. Population data are presented in thousands.