Europe Population

Population in Europe

The population of Europe is over 747 million people. Europe is the second-smallest continent by surface area but the third most populous after Asia and Africa. All European countries now have fertility rates below the replacement rate and the EU-wide average number of children per woman is 1.6, but many nations are still growing due to demographic momentum and net migration.

Read our latest news stories and blog posts about population in Europe.

22 January 2021

Population and reproductive rights - our new briefing

Senegalese woman learning about modern contraceptives
10 August 2020

Investing in contraception would save billions of dollars

London street crowd
6 August 2020

Small island, big population – why the UK needs a Sustainable Population Policy

Crowd crossing road
20 July 2020

Two billion fewer people?

29 May 2020

How much would it cost to end the worst gender inequalities?

London street crowd
7 May 2020

Small families help slow UK population growth

Nepalese village
3 April 2020

Millions of women have no say over what happens to their bodies


World Population Day 2020 Live Q&A

Robin Maynard and Lagos media, World Population Day 2019
23 December 2019

2019 Year in Review

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