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 20200101T00:00:00  20210101T00:00:00
 Dataset Provider
 WorldPop
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ee.ImageCollection("WorldPop/GP/100m/pop_age_sex")
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Description
Global highresolution, contemporary data on human population distributions are a prerequisite for the accurate measurement of the impacts of population growth, for monitoring changes, and for planning interventions. The WorldPop project aims to meet these needs through the provision of detailed and open access population distribution datasets built using transparent and peerreviewed approaches.
Full details on the methods and datasets used in constructing the data, along with open access publications, are provided on the WorldPop website. In brief, recent censusbased population counts matched to their associated administrative units are disaggregated to ~100x100m grid cells through machine learning approaches that exploit the relationships between population densities and a range of geospatial covariate layers. The mapping approach is Random Forestbased dasymetric redistribution.
This dataset contains breakdown of estimated population by age and gender groups. Currently only 2020 data are present.
See explanation of constrained vs unconstrained datasets.
^{Further WorldPop gridded datasets on population age structures, poverty, urban growth, and population dynamics are freely available on the WorldPop website. WorldPop represents a collaboration between researchers at the University of Southampton, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and University of Louisville. The project is principally funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.}
Bands
Resolution
3 arc seconds
Bands
Name  Min  Max  Description 

population 
0*  21171*  Estimated number of people residing in each grid cell 
M_0 
Estimated number of men between 0 and 1 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_1 
Estimated number of men between 1 and 4 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_5 
Estimated number of men between 5 and 9 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_10 
Estimated number of men between 10 and 14 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_15 
Estimated number of men between 15 and 19 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_20 
Estimated number of men between 20 and 24 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_25 
Estimated number of men between 25 and 29 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_30 
Estimated number of men between 30 and 34 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_35 
Estimated number of men between 35 and 39 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_40 
Estimated number of men between 40 and 44 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_45 
Estimated number of men between 45 and 49 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_50 
Estimated number of men between 50 and 54 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_55 
Estimated number of men between 55 and 59 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_60 
Estimated number of men between 60 and 64 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_65 
Estimated number of men between 65 and 69 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_70 
Estimated number of men between 70 and 74 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_75 
Estimated number of men between 75 and 79 years old residing in each grid cell 

M_80 
Estimated number of men 80 years old or above residing in each grid cell 

F_0 
Estimated number of women between 0 and 1 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_1 
Estimated number of women between 1 and 4 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_5 
Estimated number of women between 5 and 9 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_10 
Estimated number of women between 10 and 14 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_15 
Estimated number of women between 15 and 19 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_20 
Estimated number of women between 20 and 24 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_25 
Estimated number of women between 25 and 29 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_30 
Estimated number of women between 30 and 34 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_35 
Estimated number of women between 35 and 39 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_40 
Estimated number of women between 40 and 44 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_45 
Estimated number of women between 45 and 49 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_50 
Estimated number of women between 50 and 54 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_55 
Estimated number of women between 55 and 59 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_60 
Estimated number of women between 60 and 64 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_65 
Estimated number of women between 65 and 69 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_70 
Estimated number of women between 70 and 74 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_75 
Estimated number of women between 75 and 79 years old residing in each grid cell 

F_80 
Estimated number of women 80 years old or above residing in each grid cell 
Image Properties
Image Properties
Name  Type  Description 

country  STRING  Country 
year  DOUBLE  Year 
Terms of Use
Terms of Use
WorldPop datasets are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Users are free to use, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work for commercial and noncommercial purposes, without restriction, as long as clear attribution of the source is provided.
Citations
Please cite the WorldPop website as the source: www.worldpop.org.
Americas population data: Alessandro Sorichetta, Graeme M. Hornby, Forrest R. Stevens, Andrea E. Gaughan, Catherine Linard, Andrew J. Tatem, 2015, Highresolution gridded population datasets for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2010, 2015, and 2020, Scientific Data, doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.45
Africa population count data: Linard, C., Gilbert, M., Snow, R.W., Noor, A.M. and Tatem, A.J., 2012, Population distribution, settlement patterns and accessibility across Africa in 2010, PLoS ONE, 7(2): e31743.
Asia population count data: Gaughan AE, Stevens FR, Linard C, Jia P and Tatem AJ, 2013, High resolution population distribution maps for Southeast Asia in 2010 and 2015, PLoS ONE, 8(2): e55882.
Explore in Earth Engine
var dataset = ee.ImageCollection("WorldPop/GP/100m/pop_age_sex"); var visualization = { bands: ['population'], min: 0.0, max: 50.0, palette: ['24126c', '1fff4f', 'd4ff50'] }; Map.setCenter(113.643, 34.769, 7); Map.addLayer(dataset, visualization, "Population");