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Software Tools

1. Probabilistic Input Figures

Total Fertility

Life Expectancy at Birth

2. Probabilistic Output Figures

Total Population

Population Age 0-14

Population Age 0-19

Population Age 15-64

Population Age 20-64

Population Age 20-69

Population Age 65+

Population Age 70+

Total Dependency Ratios

Child Dependency Ratios

Old-age Dependency Ratios

Potential Support Ratios

3. Data

Input Data

Output Summary Data

Other Information

World Population Prospects:
The 2012 Revision




Probabilistic Population Projections

based on the World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision

This dataset contains the third revision of Probabilistic Population Projections prepared by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). These probabilistic projections are based on the historical estimates of population by age and sex, fertility and mortality trends between 1950 and 2010 from the 2012 Revision of the World Population Prospects, and probabilistic projections of total fertility, and life expectancy at birth for all countries and areas.

Projections of Fertility

Projections of Life Expectancy


Total population

Population age 0-14

Population age 65+

Child dependency ratios

Old-age dependency ratios

Total dependency ratios

The Probabilistic Population Projections provided in this dataset are a result of ongoing methodological and demographic research - carried out by the Population Division in cooperation with researchers from the University of Washington and the National University of Singapore.

These results are complementary to the official 2012 Revision of the World Population Prospects.

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