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Midyear population (in millions) by race
YearTotalHumanDwarfElfOrkTroll
19955,6915,691---
19965,7695,769----
19975,8475,847----
19985,9255,925----
19996,0036,003----
20006,0806,080----
20016,1576,157----
20026,2346,234----
20036,3116,311----
20046,3866,386----
20056,4606,460----
20066,5346,534----
20076,6076,607----
20086,6806,680----
20096,7516,751----
20106,8226,822----
20115,1495,132710--
20124,9474,9191117--
20134,9964,9571524--
20145,0485,0001929--
20155,1045,0472235--
20165,1625,0982440--
20175,2195,1492644--
20185,2735,1992846--
20195,3255,2482948--
20205,3745,2972948--
20215,8695,3452847--
20225,3754,8542746229219
20234,8324,4012444183179
20244,8724,4342343191180
20254,9174,4702342200182
20264,9624,5062242210183
20275,0084,5412241219185
20285,0534,5772140229186
20295,0994,6122140239187
20305,1404,6422040250188
20315,1774,6672039261189
20325,2094,6872039272190
20335,2414,7072039284191
20345,2734,7262039296192
20355,3064,7452039309192
20365,3394,7642139322193
20375,3764,7872139336194
20385,4154,8102139350195
20395,4574,8362140364196
20405,5004,8632140379197
20415,5454,8912140395198
20425,5904,9192140411199
20435,6364,9472140428200
20445,6824,9742140445201
20455,7285,0012141463202
20465,7745,0272241481203
20475,8195,0522241500204
20485,8645,0772241520205
20495,9105,1012241540206
20505,9545,1242241560207
20515,9995,1462242581208
20526,0445,1682242603209
20536,0885,1892242625209
20546,1315,2092242648210
20556,1775,2302242671211
20566,2245,2522242695212
20576,2715,2742242719213
20586,3195,2972343743214
20596,3685,3202343768214
20606,4185,3432343794215
20616,4695,3672343820216
20626,5215,3922343846217
20636,5735,4162343873218
20646,6265,4412343900219
20656,6795,4652344928220
20666,7335,4892344956221
20676,7865,5132344984222
20686,8405,53723441,012223
20696,8935,56124441,041224
20706,9475,58424441,070225
20717,0015,60824441,099225
20727,0545,63124451,128226
20737,1085,65524451,158227
20747,1625,67824451,187228
20757,2165,70124451,217229
20767,2705,72324451,247230
20777,3235,74624451,277231
20787,3775,76924461,307232
20797,4315,79124461,338232
20807,4855,81324461,368233
20817,5385,83524461,398234
20827,5925,85725461,429235
20837,6455,87925461,459236
20847,6985,90125461,490237
20857,7525,92225461,520237
20867,8055,94425471,551238
20877,8575,96525471,581239
20887,9105,98625471,612240
20897,9636,00725471,643241
20908,0156,02825471,673242
20918,0676,04925471,703242
20928,1196,07025471,734243
20938,1716,09025481,764244
20948,2226,11025481,794245
20958,2736,13126481,824245
20968,3246,15126481,854246
20978,3756,17126481,884247
20988,4266,19026481,914248
20998,4766,21026481,943248
21008,5266,23026481,973249
21018,5756,24926492,002250
21028,6256,26826492,031251
21038,6736,28726492,060251
21048,7226,30626492,089252
21058,7716,32526492,117253
21068,8196,34426492,146254
21078,8666,36226492,174254
21088,9146,38126492,202255
21098,9616,39926492,230256
21109,0076,41727502,257256
21119,0546,43627502,285257
21129,0996,45327502,312258
21139,1456,47127502,339258
21149,1906,48927502,366259
21159,2356,50627502,392260
21169,2806,52427502,418260
21179,3246,54127502,444261
21189,3676,55827502,470262
21199,4116,57527512,495262
21209,4546,59227512,521263
21219,4966,60927512,546264
21229,5386,62627512,570264
21239,5806,64227512,595265
21249,6216,65927512,619265
21259,6626,67527512,643266
21269,7036,69128512,667267
21279,7436,70728512,690267
21289,7836,72328512,713268
21299,8236,73928522,736268
21309,8626,75428522,759269
21319,9006,77028522,781270
21329,9386,78528522,803270
21339,9766,80128522,825271
213410,0146,81628522,846271
213510,0516,83128522,868272
213610,0876,84628522,889273
213710,1246,86128522,909273
213810,1596,87628522,930274
213910,1956,89028522,950274
214010,2306,90528532,970275

The following sources were used in arriving at these numbers:

  • [http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/wp98.html World Population Profile: 1998], U.S. Census Bureau.
  • [http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/worldpop.html World Population: 1950 to 2050], U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Worldwatch
  • 25% of world dies from VITAS in 2010: Shadowrun: Third Edition, pg 24.
  • 10% of world goblinizes in 2021: Shadowrun: Third Edition, pg 28. Of these, I assumed that 15% died, just under half of those remaining became trolls and the rest became orks.
  • 10% of world dies from VITAS in late 2022: Shadowrun: Third Edition, pg 28.
  • Gestation periods of metahuman races: Shadowrun: Second Edition, pp 36-38.
  • Trolls are often assumed to be the rarest metatype (if someone can find anything that states this explicitly, please let me know). As the numbers above indicate, this is far from the truth. The goblinized (orks and trolls) have a huge jump-start over UGE races (elves and dwarves), because hundreds of millions spontaneously goblinize, while UGE babies start from count of zero.
  • Humans no longer give birth to elves and dwarves: Shadowrun: Second Edition, pg 37.
  • I made the assumption that UGE of elves and dwarves lasted for ten years, with elves accounting for 15% of live births the first year, with the percentage dwindling to 0%. Over the same period, dwarves start at 10%. Again, the percentage dwindles over the ten years. During this time, I interpolated an average number of live births per year at about 67 million. Note that this leads to a period after 2020 where no new elves or dwarves are born that lasts until those living reach breeding age.

Deaths caused by the EuroWars do appear in the above statistics. In terms of total population, the number killed in this conflict is nearly insignificant. I assumed that about 20 million were killed (about half of those killed in WWII); however, even if you increase this figure by an order of magnitude, it still barely amounts to a hiccup in a population of 6 billion.

The Tir Tairngire Sourcebook (pg 20) contains a decker comment that implies the world population is only 3 billion. This number simply does not add up. For this to happen, something would need to kill about 75% of the world by 2010, and Shadowrun's history, while violent and filled with destruction, is nowhere near that bleak.

This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun

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