Since the dataset goes from 1960-2021, I decided to create a chart tracking population growth over the last 6 years here.
The chart indicates:
- Top 6 most populous nations in 1960 were China, India, USA, Russia, Japan, and Indonesia for a combined population of 1,599,152,741.
- Sixty years later, the Top 6 are China, India, USA, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Brazil for a combined population of 3,853,217,936.
And a recent UN report has projected that India will overtake China as the world's most populous nation in 2023.
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