Papua New Guinea Population (LIVE)

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Papua New Guinea Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Papua New Guinea is 7,928,844 as of Friday, June 23, 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 100 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Papua New Guinea is 18 per Km2 (45 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 452,100 Km2 (174,557 sq. miles)
  • 13.1 % of the population is urban (1,039,693 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Papua New Guinea is 21.4 years.

Population of Papua New Guinea (2017 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
2017 7,933,841 2.03 % 157,726 0 21.4 3.79 18 13.1 % 1,039,693 0.11 % 7,515,284,153 100
2016 7,776,115 2.06 % 156,794 0 21.4 3.79 17 13.1 % 1,015,499 0.10 % 7,432,663,275 100
2015 7,619,321 2.16 % 154,361 0 21 3.84 17 13 % 992,537 0.10 % 7,349,472,099 100
2010 6,847,517 2.38 % 152,122 0 21 4.13 15 13 % 892,933 0.1 % 6,929,725,043 102
2005 6,086,905 2.52 % 142,571 0 20 4.39 13 13.1 % 799,132 0.09 % 6,519,635,850 101
2000 5,374,051 2.65 % 131,624 0 20 4.64 12 13.2 % 710,258 0.09 % 6,126,622,121 103
1995 4,715,929 2.55 % 111,605 0 19 4.7 10 14.1 % 664,027 0.08 % 5,735,123,084 109
1990 4,157,903 2.48 % 96,010 0 18 4.97 9 15 % 623,452 0.08 % 5,309,667,699 114
1985 3,677,854 2.72 % 92,474 0 18 5.47 8 14 % 514,839 0.08 % 4,852,540,569 114
1980 3,215,483 2.73 % 81,158 -1,600 17 5.87 7 13 % 419,533 0.07 % 4,439,632,465 115
1975 2,809,692 2.91 % 74,987 -1,500 18 6.09 6 11.9 % 335,193 0.07 % 4,061,399,228 118
1970 2,434,755 2.41 % 54,730 600 18 6.21 5 9.8 % 238,516 0.07 % 3,682,487,691 120
1965 2,161,103 1.9 % 38,829 -100 19 6.24 4 5.5 % 118,206 0.07 % 3,322,495,121 116
1960 1,966,957 1.55 % 29,092 -1,500 19 6.26 4 3.7 % 73,268 0.07 % 3,018,343,828 119
1955 1,821,496 1.29 % 22,661 -100 19 6.24 4 2.5 % 45,927 0.07 % 2,758,314,525 116
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 8,412,725 2 % 158,681 0 22 3.58 19 13.3 % 1,120,412 0.11 % 7,758,156,792 100
2025 9,228,269 1.87 % 163,109 0 23 3.36 20 13.9 % 1,286,831 0.11 % 8,141,661,007 96
2030 10,056,834 1.73 % 165,713 0 24 3.17 22 14.9 % 1,502,773 0.12 % 8,500,766,052 93
2035 10,885,374 1.6 % 165,708 0 25 3.01 24 16.4 % 1,781,074 0.12 % 8,838,907,877 90
2040 11,698,712 1.45 % 162,668 0 26 2.86 26 18.2 % 2,130,841 0.13 % 9,157,233,976 88
2045 12,485,607 1.31 % 157,379 0 27 2.74 28 20.3 % 2,530,369 0.13 % 9,453,891,780 86
2050 13,240,410 1.18 % 150,961 0 28 2.63 29 22.5 % 2,975,984 0.14 % 9,725,147,994 85
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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