Population Distribution over Earth Surface

The 90 per cent of the world population lives in about 10 per cent of its land area. The 10 most populous countries of the world contribute about 60 per cent of the world’s population. Of these 10 countries, 6 are located in Asia.

Here is a rough breakdown of the global population distribution over the Earth's surface in percentage terms in year 2022

1.     Asia: Asia is the most populous continent, accounting for approximately 60% of the world's population. Countries such as China and India have particularly high population densities, with large urban centers contributing to this concentration.

2.     Africa: Africa is the second most populous continent, with around 17% of the global population. Population densities vary widely across the continent, with densely populated regions such as the Nile River Valley and coastal areas contrasting with sparsely populated desert regions.

3.     Europe: Europe has a relatively small land area but is densely populated, with approximately 10% of the world's population. Urbanization and industrialization have led to high population densities in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.

4.     North America: North America accounts for around 8% of the world's population, with the majority of the population concentrated in the United States and Canada. Urbanization and suburban sprawl have led to high population densities in metropolitan areas such as New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

5.     South America: South America has a population of approximately 6% of the global total. Population distribution is uneven, with densely populated coastal areas and urban centers contrasting with sparsely populated Amazon rainforest regions.

6.     Australia and Oceania: Australia and Oceania have the smallest population share, accounting for less than 1% of the world's population. Population distribution is highly concentrated along the coasts, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, while much of the interior remains sparsely populated.


Top 10 most populous country in the world are

1. China

2. India

3. United States

4. Indonesia

5. Pakistan

6. Brazil

7. Nigeria

8. Bangladesh

9. Russia

10. Mexico