World History

Share of Population Growth: China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, United States

Population growth since 1500

Here, I have graphed the percent of world population over the last 500 years for China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, and United States. This is a companion graph to Comparing Population Growth: China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, United States

See also: China: 2,000 Years of Income and Population GrowthLast 2,000 years of growth in world income and population

Data estimates for population from Angus Maddison Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen.

 

 

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United States vs Great Britain (Revised)

I am revisiting my previous graph United States vs Great Britain: Income and Population since 1500. In my original graph, I placed population on the y-axis which emphasizes its dramatic growth in the US. In the new graph, I placed GDP per Capita on the y-axis which emphasizes the growth in income in both countries. Take a look below at both versions and let me know which you prefer:

New Version: GDP per Capita on the y-axis {Click on the image to take a closer look}

UK Income and Population growth since 1500
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Original Version: Population on the y-axis {Click on the image to take a closer look}

UK Income and Population growth since 1500
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United States vs Great Britain: Income and Population since 1500

UK Income and Population growth since 1500

Comparing United States vs Great Britain's income and population over the last 500 years shows how the US eventually over took Britain. Keep in mind that GDP per Capita for both countries are in 1990 international Geary-Khamis dollars, calculated from purchasing power parities (PPPs) of currencies and average prices of commodities. {Click on the image to take a closer look}

See also:United States: 500 Years of Income and Population GrowthComparing Population Growth: China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, United StatesChina: 2,000 Years of Income and Population GrowthLast 2,000 years of growth in world income and population

Data estimates for population from Angus Maddison Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen.

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United States: 500 Years of Income and Population Growth

Graphing the change in United States' income and population over the last 500 years:

US Income and Population growth since 1500
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Comparing Population Growth: China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, United States

Population growth since 1500

This graph shows the dramatic change in population over the last 500 years in China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, and United States. (Note: the dip in 1950 of India's population was due to the partitioning of India creating Pakistan.) 

See also: China: 2,000 Years of Income and Population GrowthLast 2,000 years of growth in world income and population

Data estimates for the population from Angus Maddison Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen.

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