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Historical Statistical Reference Resource

Postby Alleniana » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:31 am

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but I've no idea whether it goes in A&F, General or P2TM, and I figured I'd pick the evil I know; it might get gravedug, and General isn't conducive to that IIRC

Historical Statistical Reference Resource


This is a thread for reference on historical statistics, as well as discussion of it; populations, GDP, demographics, etc. both hypothetical situations and real ones. I will aim to compile all the information that can be offered, as well as the ideas and thoughts that need to be taken into account from debates. Essentially, the hope is that the thread can become a convenient point of reference for those who need to find historical statistical information for the RPs they're working with.

To clarify, discussion of "what if" situations is perfectly fine, as long as its within the rough bounds of these statistics; even if you need information on some future populations, demographics or GDP, that's fine here.

Table of Contents
1. Ancient World
2. Medieval World
3. Modern World
4. Future World

5. Ancient Europe
6. Medieval Europe
7. Modern Europe
8. Future Europe

9. Ancient Asia
10. Medieval Asia
11. Modern Asia
12. Future Asia

13. Ancient Americas
14. Medieval Americas
15. Modern Americas
16. Future Americas

17. Ancient Africa
18. Medieval Africa
19. Modern Africa
20. Future Africa

21. Ancient Other
22. Medieval Other
23. Modern Other
24. Future Other
Last edited by Alleniana on Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:42 pm, edited 11 times in total.

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1. Ancient World

Population

List of Resources:
General information about world population
World population projections and estimates throughout history

2. Medieval World

Population

List of Resources:
General information about world population
World population projections and estimates throughout history

3. Modern World

Population

List of Resources:
Extremely detailed information for most of the world during the modern period
General information about world population
World population projections and estimates throughout history
Ticking continuous world population clock
Information on population density

World population each year from 2014 onwards
2014: 7,178,722,893 | 7,238,184,000 | 7,243,784,000
2015: 7,256,490,011 | 7,336,435,000 | 7,349,472,000
2016: 7,334,771,614 | 7,432,663,280
Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_pop ... _estimates


4. Future World

Population

List of Resources:
List of countries by projected population until 2045, constant
List of countries by projected population until 2045, low estimate
List of countries by projected population until 2045, medium estimate
General information about world population
World population projections and estimates throughout history

GDP

List of Resources:
List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal) up to 2050
List of countries by past and projected GDP (PPP)

5. Ancient Europe

Population

List of Resources:
General info & few estimates
Detailed overall Roman info
Also detailed overall Roman info
Roman Province numbers compendium
Late Roman regional numbers

GDP

List of Resources:
List of regions by past GDP (PPP)
List of regions by past GDP (PPP) per capita

6. Medieval Europe

Population

List of Resources:
Assorted Medieval Resource Compendium/Compilation
1300s Europe, Regions & Other Info
Antiquity-Medieval Europe & Near East Regions
Wikipedia on Medieval Demography; scattered info & numbers
Hypothetical Guide on general medieval situations
General Region Estimates
Various England/Europe Non-Numerical Resources

England (inc. Wales presumably, difference likely irrelevant)
900: 1,380,000
1000: 2,100,000
1086: 2,000,000 | 1,000,000
1100: 2,500,000
1200: 3,600,000
1300: 5,500,000 | 4,500,000
1400: 2,700,000
1500: 3,500,000
Sources:
http://www.paolomalanima.it/default_fil ... GROWTH.pdf (page ~5)
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/sho ... 6b54de70c8 (post 4)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_d ... hy#England

Great Britain (possibly including northern Ireland, difference likely irrelevant)
1000: 2,680,000 | 2,000,000
1100: 3,200,000
1200: 4,500,000
1300: 5,500,000
1400: 3,400,000
1500: 4,300,000 | 3,942,000
Sources:
http://www.paolomalanima.it/default_fil ... GROWTH.pdf (page ~5)
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/sho ... 6b54de70c8 (post 11)

British Isles (Great Britain, Ireland and outliers; Shetland, Channel, etc. likely irrelevant)
500: 500,000
650: 500,000 | 500,000
1000: 2,000,000 | 2,000,000 +
1200: 2,800,000
1340: 5,000,000
1450: 3,000,000
1500: 4,742,000
Sources:
http://www.tulane.edu/~august/H303/hand ... lation.htm
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/sho ... 6b54de70c8 (post 11)

France (borders unclear; most likely modern metropolitan)
1000: 6,500,000 | 8,400,000
1100: 10,000,000
1200: 14,000,000
1300: 16,000,000
1328: 13,400,000-18,000,000-20,000,000 + (figure for France at the time, smaller than today)
1345: 13,600,000
1400: 12,000,000
1500: 15,000,000 | 15,000,000
Sources:
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/sho ... 6b54de70c8 (post 4 & 11)
http://www.paolomalanima.it/default_fil ... GROWTH.pdf (page 5)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_demography#France

France + Lowlands
500: 5,000,000
650: 3,500,000 | 3,000,000
1000: 6,000,000 | 6,000,000
1200: 10,000,000
1340: 19,000,000 | 19,000,000
1450: 12,000,000
1500: 16,000,000
Sources:
http://www.tulane.edu/~august/H303/hand ... lation.htm
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/pop-in-eur.asp


GDP

List of Resources:
List of regions by past GDP (PPP)
List of regions by past GDP (PPP) per capita

7. Modern Europe

Population

List of Resources:
Extremely detailed information for most of the world during the modern period
Past populations from about 1950s onwards
List of countries by population in 1900
List of countries by population in 1907
List of countries by population in 2000
List of countries by population in 2005
List of countries by population in 2010
List of countries by population
List of countries by urban population
List of countries by population growth rate

Russian Empire/USSR

1500: 6.0 million
1550: 11.0 million
1600: 13.0 million - 15.0 million
1650: 15.0 million
1710: 15 million
1722: 14.0 million
1750: 23.0 million
before 1789: 25.0 million
1795: 29.0 million
1800: 35.5 million
1810: 40.7 million
1815: 45.0 million
1820: 48.6 million
1830: 56.1 million
1840: 62.4 million
1850: 68.5 million
1860: 74.1 million
1870: 84.5 million
1880: 97.7 million
1890: 117.8 million
1897: 125,640,021
1900: 132.9 million
1910: 160.7 million
1916: 181,537,800
1917: 184.6 million
1926: 147.0 million | 147,027,915
1931: 161.0 million
1937: 162,039,470
1939: 170.5 million | 170.6 million | 169.1 - 170.1 million
1940: 191.7 million
1950: 181.0 million
1959: 208,826,650
1960: 214.2 million
1970: 242.8 million | 241,720,134
1980: 265.5 million
1989: 286,730,819
1990: 288.6 million
2000: 290.5 million

Sources:
http://www.tacitus.nu/historical-atlas/ ... russia.htm
http://jewua.info/russian-empire-popula ... d-results/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Empire_Census
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_All ... viet_Union
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Census_(1937)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Census_(1959)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Census_(1970)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Census_(1989)


GDP

List of Resources:
List of regions by past GDP (PPP)
List of regions by past GDP (PPP) per capita
List of countries by GDP (nominal)
List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita
List of countries by GDP (PPP)
List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal) up to 2050
List of countries by past and projected GDP (PPP)

8. Future Europe

Population

List of Resources:
List of countries by projected population until 2045, constant
List of countries by projected population until 2045, low estimate
List of countries by projected population until 2045, medium estimate

GDP

List of Resources:
List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal) up to 2050
List of countries by past and projected GDP (PPP)

9. Ancient Asia

10. Medieval Asia

11. Modern Asia

Population

List of Resources:
Extremely detailed information for most of the world during the modern period

12. Future Asia

Population

List of Resources:
List of countries by projected population until 2045, constant
List of countries by projected population until 2045, low estimate
List of countries by projected population until 2045, medium estimate

GDP

List of Resources:
List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal) up to 2050
List of countries by past and projected GDP (PPP)

13. Ancient Americas

14. Medieval Americas

15. Modern Americas

Population

List of Resources:
Extremely detailed information for most of the world during the modern period
US Census site popclock and other US demographic information

16. Future Americas

Population

List of Resources:
List of countries by projected population until 2045, constant
List of countries by projected population until 2045, low estimate
List of countries by projected population until 2045, medium estimate

GDP

List of Resources:
List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal) up to 2050
List of countries by past and projected GDP (PPP)

17. Ancient Africa

18. Medieval Africa

19. Modern Africa

Population

List of Resources:
Extremely detailed information for most of the world during the modern period

20. Future Africa

Population

List of Resources:
List of countries by projected population until 2045, constant
List of countries by projected population until 2045, low estimate
List of countries by projected population until 2045, medium estimate

GDP

List of Resources:
List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal) up to 2050
List of countries by past and projected GDP (PPP)

21. Ancient Other

22. Medieval Other

Population

List of Resources:
Information on realistic demographics & economy scale for a medieval fantasy world

GDP

List of Resources:
Information on realistic demographics & economy scale for a medieval fantasy world

23. Modern Other

Population

List of Resources:
Extremely detailed information for most of the world during the modern period

24. Future Other

Population

List of Resources:
List of countries by projected population until 2045, constant
List of countries by projected population until 2045, low estimate
List of countries by projected population until 2045, medium estimate

GDP

List of Resources:
List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal) up to 2050
List of countries by past and projected GDP (PPP)
Last edited by Alleniana on Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:23 pm, edited 24 times in total.


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Postby Reatra » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:42 am

He lee sheet dis is güüd.

I love you more everyday XD
yee haw it's time for mass line

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Postby Alleniana » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:04 am

Reatra wrote:He lee sheet dis is güüd.

I love you more everyday XD

:D

What do you lot want/need?

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Postby Skaldia » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:16 am

I assume you're going to expand on this as more time comes available to you.
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Postby Alleniana » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:24 am

Skaldia wrote:I assume you're going to expand on this as more time comes available to you.

Indeed. I'm hoping that people more skilled at this stuff than I, especially for later periods or more abstract situations, will pop up though.

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Postby Skaldia » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:28 am

Alleniana wrote:
Skaldia wrote:I assume you're going to expand on this as more time comes available to you.

Indeed. I'm hoping that people more skilled at this stuff than I, especially for later periods or more abstract situations, will pop up though.

Well I wouldn't mind helping in some fashion or form.
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Postby Alleniana » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:54 am

Skaldia wrote:
Alleniana wrote:Indeed. I'm hoping that people more skilled at this stuff than I, especially for later periods or more abstract situations, will pop up though.

Well I wouldn't mind helping in some fashion or form.

If you could help dig up good sources, that'd be great.

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Postby Skaldia » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:55 am

Alleniana wrote:
Skaldia wrote:Well I wouldn't mind helping in some fashion or form.

If you could help dig up good sources, that'd be great.

I'll be sure to do that soon.
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Postby Alleniana » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:01 am

Skaldia wrote:
Alleniana wrote:If you could help dig up good sources, that'd be great.

I'll be sure to do that soon.

much thank

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Postby Reatra » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:09 am

Alleniana wrote:
Reatra wrote:He lee sheet dis is güüd.

I love you more everyday XD

:D

What do you lot want/need?


China

California(his many natives)

Inca

Ireland.

All same timespan.

I'm pretty sure China reached 110 million at this point. And vinca is disputed...
yee haw it's time for mass line

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Postby Alleniana » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:01 am

Reatra wrote:
Alleniana wrote: :D

What do you lot want/need?


China

California(his many natives)

Inca

Ireland.

All same timespan.

I'm pretty sure China reached 110 million at this point. And vinca is disputed...

Ireland is workable by using British isles figures and subtracting GB (which you give you the impression that Ireland's population is smaller than the error margin, which is somewhat informative), and those others will probably come in time.

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Postby Reatra » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:00 am

Oh wow.

Appear you before European contact California held A FULL THIRD of all the natives in modern USA.


All those acorn trees and fish did them good XD
yee haw it's time for mass line

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Postby Alleniana » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:03 am

Reatra wrote:Oh wow.

Appear you before European contact California held A FULL THIRD of all the natives in modern USA.


All those acorn trees and fish did them good XD

:p
I suspect that it's only because the only other native-populated areas are those Mississippi/Mexico border civilisations, and the tribes along the east; of which only the Mississippi hill-thingy builders were of urban significance, really.

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Postby Reatra » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:05 am

Alleniana wrote:
Reatra wrote:Oh wow.

Appear you before European contact California held A FULL THIRD of all the natives in modern USA.


All those acorn trees and fish did them good XD

:p
I suspect that it's only because the only other native-populated areas are those Mississippi/Mexico border civilisations, and the tribes along the east; of which only the Mississippi hill-thingy builders were of urban significance, really.


Still. Wow.

Now I want to make an RP with a premade map with a Chinese California lost colony.
yee haw it's time for mass line

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Postby Reatra » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:21 am

I just did the math and the native population of California could be anywhere from 1-3 million. I think I'll split the difference XD
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Postby Alleniana » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:37 am

Reatra wrote:
Alleniana wrote::p
I suspect that it's only because the only other native-populated areas are those Mississippi/Mexico border civilisations, and the tribes along the east; of which only the Mississippi hill-thingy builders were of urban significance, really.


Still. Wow.

Now I want to make an RP with a premade map with a Chinese California lost colony.

I'm trying to imagine Chinese Silicon Valley. :P

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Postby Rephesus » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:53 am

Do you have anything for Pre-Colonial North America? Particularly Great Plains and Great Lakes

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Postby Alleniana » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:08 am

I'll probably be working on antiquity-Renaissance sort of era Europe first, since it's the era I'm most familiar with (as well as possibly among the most useful), but if you guys could post good sources for any sort of demographic stuff, it'd be much appreciated.

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Postby Reatra » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:09 pm

Well. It was a good effort.
yee haw it's time for mass line

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Postby Alleniana » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:50 am

Reatra wrote:Well. It was a good effort.

This is one hell of a long term project, trust me. It can't die, after all. :P Why rush?

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Postby Alleniana » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:00 am

We're back online, and I'll be doing other figures and stuff like GDP now as well.

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Postby Kahlenberg » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:15 am

Alleniana wrote:We're back online, and I'll be doing other figures and stuff like GDP now as well.


GDP in all world regions from 0 - present based on the 2007 article of Angus Maddison
And per capita

Oh, btw: major kudo's for this project :)!
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Postby Alleniana » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:21 am

Kahlenberg wrote:
Alleniana wrote:We're back online, and I'll be doing other figures and stuff like GDP now as well.


GDP in all world regions from 0 - present based on the 2007 article of Angus Maddison
And per capita

Oh, btw: major kudo's for this project :)!

Thanks! It's been a while since I've gone looking for historical GDP data, so that should be a good place to restart the research-engine.

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