However, as Statista's Sarah Feldman, despite that huge number, many regions in the world are forecasted to have slowing population growth. Population growth in Asia and Oceania is expected to start to decelerate in 2070. Nearly a decade before that, Europe is estimated to be the first region where demographers anticipate the population will start declining. North America is forecasted to follow directly behind Europe, with the population beginning to shrink by 2065.
In fact, by 2050 a quarter of the people living in Europe or North America are estimated to be 65 and over.