Input data set: Future, country-level population

Annual country-level population, urban population and age structure (in five-year age bands) based on SSP2 from IIASA (population & age structure) and NCAR (urbanshare).

Data Type: Socio-economic
Simulation rounds: ISIMIP2b
Scenarios: ssp2soc
Variables: pop

Note that there will not be a smooth transition between the historical, country-level population data and these future data.

Download Instructions

For ISIMIP participants, these files are available for download on the DKRZ server vre2 using the path /ISIMIP/ISIMIP2b/InputData/population/ssp2soc.

For external users, these data will shortly be made available on the ISIMIP node of the ESGF server ( Currently they are available via an rsync facility (described here:, for which the password will be provided upon request (