Papua New Guinea Population (LIVE)

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Papua New Guinea Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Papua New Guinea is 8,302,404 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Papua New Guinea population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • Papua New Guinea ranks number 101 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Papua New Guinea is 18 per Km2 (47 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 452,860 Km2 (174,850 sq. miles)
  • 12.6 % of the population is urban (1,039,693 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Papua New Guinea is 21.8 years.

Population of Papua New Guinea (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPapua New Guinea
Global Rank
2018 8,418,346 2.03 % 167,184 -200 21.8 3.79 19 12.4 % 1,065,194 0.11 % 7,632,819,325 101
2017 8,251,162 2.06 % 166,171 -200 21.8 3.79 18 12.6 % 1,039,693 0.11 % 7,550,262,101 101
2016 8,084,991 2.09 % 165,166 -200 21.8 3.79 18 12.6 % 1,015,499 0.11 % 7,466,964,280 101
2015 7,919,825 2.19 % 162,317 -200 21.7 3.84 17 12.5 % 992,537 0.11 % 7,383,008,820 101
2010 7,108,239 2.40 % 158,706 -200 20.9 4.13 16 12.6 % 892,933 0.10 % 6,958,169,159 102
2005 6,314,709 2.53 % 148,497 -200 20.4 4.39 14 12.7 % 799,132 0.10 % 6,542,159,383 101
2000 5,572,222 2.63 % 135,589-399 19.8 4.64 12 12.7 % 710,258 0.09 % 6,145,006,989 102
1995 4,894,276 2.56 % 116,243 -399 19.3 4.70 11 13.6 % 664,027 0.09 % 5,751,474,416 107
1990 4,313,059 2.59 % 103,668 -399 18.7 4.97 10 14.5 % 623,452 0.08 % 5,330,943,460 111
1985 3,794,720 2.81 % 98,049 -600 18.2 5.47 8 13.6 % 514,839 0.08 % 4,873,781,796 113
1980 3,304,473 2.80 % 85,263 -800 18.0 5.87 7 12.7 % 419,533 0.07 % 4,458,411,534 114
1975 2,878,156 2.63 % 70,114 -1,000 18.0 6.09 6 11.6 % 335,193 0.07 % 4,079,087,198 117
1970 2,527,586 2.48 % 58,276 400 18.0 6.21 6 9.4 % 238,516 0.07 % 3,700,577,650 118
1965 2,236,206 2.15 % 45,106 -399 19.5 6.24 5 5.3 % 118,206 0.07 % 3,339,592,688 116
1960 2,010,677 1.96 % 37,193 -1,400 18.9 6.26 4 3.6 % 73,268 0.07 % 3,033,212,527 119
1955 1,824,712 1.74 % 30,135 -399 19.5 6.24 4 2.5 % 45,927 0.07 % 2,772,242,535 116
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Papua New Guinea Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPapua New Guinea
Global Rank
2020 8,755,675 2.03 % 167,170 -200 22.6 3.59 19 12.8 % 1,120,412 0.11 % 7,795,482,309 98
2025 9,614,314 1.89 % 171,728 -200 23.6 3.37 21 13.4 % 1,286,831 0.12 % 8,185,613,757 95
2030 10,486,891 1.75 % 174,515 -200 24.6 3.18 23 14.3 % 1,502,773 0.12 % 8,551,198,644 95
2035 11,361,744 1.62 % 174,971 -200 25.6 3.02 25 15.7 % 1,781,074 0.13 % 8,892,701,940 91
2040 12,224,302 1.47 % 172,512 -200 26.6 2.88 27 17.4 % 2,130,841 0.13 % 9,210,337,004 89
2045 13,064,330 1.34 % 168,006 -200 27.5 2.75 29 19.4 % 2,530,369 0.14 % 9,504,209,572 87
2050 13,871,403 1.21 % 161,415 -200 28.5 2.64 31 21.5 % 2,975,984 0.14 % 9,771,822,753 86
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Papua New Guinea Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Papua New Guinea delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Papua New Guinea (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Papua New Guinea in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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