Asian Population

Asian Population Statistics

Asian Population Statistics conversation often pop up in my Japanese lessons when explaining how Japanese people live, or more recently due to my trip to China how Chinese people live in cities like Tokyo and Shanghai. My students coming from  a small city like Adelaide (pop.1.2mil) and Murray Bridge (pop.16,000)  often have not had the experience of being to such densely populated places so the facts around Asian Population Statistics can be completed foreign.

I thought I might share today for your interest the above map of the world. It was developed by a user on reddit and it claims that there are more people living in the circle drawn over South-Eastern Asia than outside of it. This includes Australia. The world population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is roughly 7,083,460,000.

Asian Population Statistics

The countries in the circle are …

China: 1,349,585,838 people
India: 1,220,800,359
Indonesia: 251,160,124
Bangladesh: 163,654,860
Japan: 127,253,075
Philippines: 105,720,644
Vietnam: 92,477,857
Thailand: 67,448,120
Burma: 55,167,330
South Korea: 48,955,203
Nepal: 30,430,267
Malaysia: 29,628,392
North Korea: 24,720,407
Taiwan: 23,299,716
Sri Lanka: 21,675,648
Cambodia: 15,205,539
Laos: 6,695,166
Mongolia: 3,226,516
Bhutan: 725,296

Which adds up to a grand total of 3,637,830,357, or roughly 51.4 percent of the global population. (The circle also appears to include parts of Russia and Pakistan, which I haven’t included, and may have cut off a bit of northwest China.)

For comparison’s sake, Australia’s population is a measly  23,831,900. I often make the comparison of taking every single person living in Australia today and you could fit them into any number of big Asian cities like greater Tokyo, or greater Shanghai.

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Steven Duncan Sensei is the DuncanSensei from! having lived in japan for over 2 years he's gained a love for the country and it shows in his teaching and photographic work.