Estimates of population growth for the next centuries indicate a stabilization of the total world population around 10 billion people, with the vast majority living in countries that are today classified as not industrially developed. Most of the increase of the world population will therefore be in Asia and Africa.
Source: For data up to 1950 based on estimates of the Population Reference Bureau of the USA, for data from 1950 on the "medium scenario" in: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division: World Population Projections to 2150. New York, 1998.
Source: Based on United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division: World Population to 2300. New York, 2004. © United Nations.