World population prospects: the 2012 revision - key findings and advance tables

The 2012 Revision of World Population Prospects represents the latest global demographic estimates and projections prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. This volume provides, for each country and area, a brief description of the data sources and demographic methods used to make the base-year estimates for each country or area. Key findings of the 2012 Revision are also included in each volume together with the projections assumptions, and a wall chart provides summary indicators for the most recent period.