Asia is the largest and most populous of earth's continents and its located in both the northern and eastern hemispheres. Asia comprises a full 30% of the world's land area with 60% of the world's current population. It also has the highest growth rate today, and its population almost quadrupled during the 20th century. The estimated population for Asia in is billion.
Demographics of the world include population density, ethnicity, education level, health measures, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the human population of the Earth.. Its overall population density is 50 people per km² ( per sq. mile), excluding Antarctica. Nearly two-thirds of the population lives in Asia and is predominantly urban and suburban, with more.
Notes. The Asia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Asia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.. The Population of Asia ( - ) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from to
World population estimates from to , based on "high", "medium" and "low" United Nations projections in and UN historical estimates for pre data Population growth graph World population percentage by country In demographics, the world population is the total number of humans currently living, and was estimated to have reached billion people as of April It took over.