Global statistics

How many people live in countries all over the world? How has the number of inhabitants developed over time? Which other developments can be observed? Some institutes and public bodies issue publications, data and diagrams:

The OECD iLibrary is an online library of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. The annual OECD Factbook shows a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) works closely with governments and stakeholders to help countries around the world meet their economic, social and environmental goals. Click here to discover DESA's infographics on global population development.