Dear Mletiko readers,
The United Nations has just published its 2010 revision of the world population prospects. Below is its flier.
The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has now released the complete data sets of the 2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects. These data are used throughout the UN System, by many international organizations, research centres and the media. According to our estimates and (medium variant) projections the world population is now close to 7 billion and will reach 10.1 billion in the next ninety years.
While the main results of the World Population Prospects have been available on our web site since 3 March 2011, detailed data have now been published in the following electronic formats:
1. Comprehensive Dataset – CD-ROM
This CD-ROM contains population estimates and projections for all countries and major regions of the world in the form of EXCEL tables. All data are available on the CD-ROM in five-year age groups and five-year estimation and projection intervals. Some data, such as total population by sex, are also available on the CD-ROM in annual interpolation.
2. Extended Dataset – DVD
The DVD contains population estimates and projections for all countries and major regions of the world in the form of EXCEL tables and in the form of ASCII-files.
The ASCII files are optimized for database input and statistical software. All data on the DVD are available in five-year groups and five year estimation and projection intervals. In addition, population by age and sex is available in annually interpolated form for single years of age. Many other demographic indicators, such as life expectancy at birth or total fertility, are also available in annually interpolated format.
A detailed description of specific data tables on the CD-ROM and the DVD is available on-line in the CD-ROM/DVD order form at:
We have also posted methodological background information, data sources and the assumptions of the 2010 Revision on a web site ( http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/index.htm ). The site also provides interactive tables for ranking countries by demographic indicators and various figures and maps visualizing demographic trends.
We hope, the data will be useful for your work.
Gerhard K. Heilig
Chief, Population Estimates and Projections Section
DESA – Population Division
2 United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-1918
New York, NY 10017, USA
Phone: (212) 963-4531, Fax: (212) 963-2147
Web Site: www.unpopulation.org