Do you know the world population?

countries-by-population-size-1.pngIn my English teaching we often have the topic of world population and how many people live in Australia, Sydney or the student’s own country.

Here is a quick quiz: Do you know the world population now (in April 2018) in billion? (a) 6 (b) 7.5  (c) 8  (d) 8.5

Which are the 5 most populated countries?

What is the population of Australia?   23, 24, 25 or 26 million?

What is the population of your country?

You should know the answers to these general knowledge questions! Read on for the facts.

According to the site, the world population at the time of writing this article is 7.616 billion people.

The five most populated countries are:

  1. China (1.413 billion)
  2. India (1.351 billion)
  3. USA (326 million)
  4. Indonesia (266 million)
  5. Brazil (210 million)

Australia’s population is 24.772 million, the 54th most populated country.

The population of my students’ countries are:

  • Japan (127 million)
  • South Korea (51 million)
  • Thailand (69 million)
  • Vietnam (69 million)
  • Colombia (49 million)

You can check your country using this link.





Author: Charles

I live in Sydney, Australia and my interests include music, playing piano and ukulele, cooking, English language, public speaking, Indonesian language and culture, Asian culture (especially Japan and Korea), cinema, personal development, productivity and making friends with people from around the world.

4 thoughts on “Do you know the world population?”

  1. I am extremely skeptical about the predictions for 2050 and 2100; there is simply not enough arable land to support those populations. We only have about 50 days worth of food now (for first world countries). So if those projections can come to pass, there would be some sort of exponential food production increase necessary.

    Note too that all the “experts” (e.g. Tim Flannery) decry that a sustainable level would be around two (2) billion. You do the math … Logan’s Run? Soylent Green?

    I do NOT envy my children and grandchildren … especially when I see idiots at the malls with 3, 4, 5 or more children in tow … clueless for sure.

  2. The Philippines is the 13th densely populated country in the world with a population of 106 million plus. The result of my research after reading your blog, I learned that 354 people would be occupying one square kilometer of our land area. Comparing it with your country which has a population of only 24 million, there would only be 3:people occupying every one square kilometer of the country’s land area.

    I am no longer surprised why Philippines is categorized as a 3rd world country or should I say 5th world? I shudder at the thought of the future!

    This article triggered me to learn more and research, thank you for all this information.

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