Population History of China, India, and others, contrasted with the West
from 1 AD - 2018 AD

These estimates are taken mainly from www.populstat.com and www.worldometers.info and here for ancient China and here for ancient India

Intro: Population in 1 AD

World Population estimate is 200 million.
China estimate 60 million, India 60 million, and the Parthian Empire (modern day Iran) between 7 - 20 million.
A census in 1857 showed Persia (as it was then known) to be just 4 million. Since 1857 Iran has grown to 80 million.
Click here for the start of the Parthian kingdom under Cyrus the Great, as recorded in Daniel.

The population of individual nations / tribes in the rest of Asia was probably less than one million. Also the case in much of Africa, in Australia, and possibly also America, in their "pueblos" as the Spanish later called their villages. Where every tribe with their own languages and in most cases, their own scripts settled after the flood. People, as now, moved to where education, farms and townships, trade roads and ports predominated, and where business contracts could be made.

In this Roman Empire estimate from 14 AD, the eastern region shows Anatolia (modern day Turkey) with 8 million, Egypt and Libya 5 million, Syria and Judaea 4 million, the Greek Peninsula 3 million, totalling 20 million.

In the West, Italy including Rome shows 7 million, Gaul (ie Britain & France) plus Germany 6 million, Iberia (Spain) 5 million, Danube Region (ie Austria-Hungary & Slavic peoples) 3 million, Maghreb (Northern Africa) 3 million, Others 1 million, totalling 25 million.

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In the columns below, India included the modern countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh up to 1900

Click here for a History of India, a most diverse country, with numerous languages and scripts.

Click here for some Background to China, by 1800 easily the largest kingdom in the world with its own language and script.

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YearChinaIndiaPakistanBangladeshIndonesiaJapanRussia excludes Ukraine
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Population in millions
2000 BCUnknown6
500 BC1225
1 AD6060< 1< 1< 1
1500611006
16005113014
17002101702615
175018018026
1800300190162621
18504302402327
1900400295434471
19304902802336616498
195055535040427083103
196066043050528893120
19708205406067115105130
198010006808388147118138
19901170830112110181124148
200012801000142129212127146
201013601170187153243128143
201814161356201167267127144

 

England, Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil

YearEnglandAustraliaUSACanadaMexicoBrazil
1Unknown
18008554
182010106
1840141727
186018131388
18802425041012
19003047651418
192035510691427
1940387132122041
1950398151142854
19604110179183872
19704313203215295
198046152272569121
199048172492885149
2000491928131102175
2010532230934117197
2018552532737131211

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