This section provides various tools, graphs, and tables on the World Population. Most data for this tool are drawn from the International Data Base (IDB) which offers additional demographic information for each country.
In addition to growth rates, another way to look at population growth is to consider annual changes in the total population. The annual increase in world population peaked at about 87 million in the late 1980s. The peak occurred then, even though annual growth rates were past their peak in the late 1960s, because the world population was higher in the 1980s than in the 1960s.