It has been estimated that the Europe population is about 830.4 million. This constitutes to about 11% of the world population. The Europe population growth is relatively slower. The Europe population figures depend on the precise geographical extent of Europe. EU had a population of a little more than 400 million in the year 2008, while about 90 million people belonged to the non-EU countries situated in Europe. Europe earlier used to include about 25% of the world population and the population has only grown since but due to the rapid increase in population of Asian and African countries, the percentage has come down to about 12%. This share is estimated to fall about another 5 % in the next 40 years. Europe population has a high life expectancy and low birth rate due to which many European countries might have to deal with declining population over the years.
The living standards have improved a lot and better social institutions have come about in Russia due to which it is expected to grow and stabilize in the next few years. It has been observed that the Europe population is fast losing its faith in religion in support of secularism. Atheism is on the rise with many people admitting a non-belief in god. Church attendance has also declined.
The biggest ethnic group present in Europe is of the Russians with a population of about 90 million people in the European parts of Russia. It is followed by the Germans with a population of 80 million and the French whose population is estimated to be about 65 million. About 3% to 5% of the European population consists of non-European immigrant groups like the Africans and the Asians. German is the most commonly used language of the Europe population. It is followed by French and English.
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This post was written by admin on February 1, 2010