Guyana Population (LIVE)

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Guyana Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Guyana is 784,453 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Guyana 2019 population is estimated at 782,766 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Guyana population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Guyana ranks number 164 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Guyana is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 196,850 Km2 (76,004 sq. miles)
  • 26.8 % of the population is urban (209,914 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Guyana is 25.3 years.

Population of Guyana (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuyana
Global Rank
2019 782,766 0.48 % 3,760 -6,000 25.3 2.57 4 26.8 % 209,914 0.01 % 7,713,468,100 164
2018 779,006 0.49 % 3,784 -6,000 25.3 2.57 4 26.7 % 208,123 0.01 % 7,631,091,040 164
2017 775,222 0.50 % 3,854 -6,000 25.3 2.57 4 26.6 % 206,425 0.01 % 7,547,858,925 164
2016 771,368 0.51 % 3,936 -6,000 25.3 2.57 4 26.5 % 204,790 0.01 % 7,464,022,049 164
2015 767,432 0.48 % 3,599 -7,000 25.0 2.60 4 26.5 % 203,204 0.01 % 7,379,797,139 164
2010 749,436 0.09 % 655 -10,016 24.5 2.73 4 26.5 % 198,836 0.01 % 6,956,823,603 163
2005 746,163 -0.01 % -110 -12,650 23.1 2.95 4 28.0 % 208,931 0.01 % 6,541,907,027 163
2000 746,715 -0.39 % -2,915-17,329 22.7 3.05 4 28.9 % 216,152 0.01 % 6,143,493,823 158
1995 761,291 0.48 % 3,596 -11,573 21.7 3.08 4 29.1 % 221,814 0.01 % 5,744,212,979 158
1990 743,309 -0.71 % -5,425 -20,530 21.1 3.13 4 29.6 % 219,893 0.01 % 5,327,231,061 156
1985 770,435 -0.25 % -1,944 -19,468 19.2 3.64 4 30.0 % 231,388 0.02 % 4,870,921,740 153
1980 780,153 0.90 % 6,862 -10,468 18.2 4.06 4 30.5 % 237,849 0.02 % 4,458,003,514 152
1975 745,841 1.13 % 8,181 -10,872 17.3 4.99 4 30.0 % 223,507 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 150
1970 704,934 1.58 % 10,613 -8,512 16.3 5.70 4 29.4 % 207,428 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 150
1965 651,868 2.66 % 16,010 -2,934 16.1 6.15 3 29.2 % 190,403 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 151
1960 571,819 3.45 % 17,853 -261 16.9 6.45 3 29.0 % 165,880 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 149
1955 482,555 3.49 % 15,199 335 18.6 6.04 2 28.5 % 137,627 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 151
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Guyana Population Forecast

-3,910
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuyana
Global Rank
2020 786,552 0.49 % 3,824 -6,000 26.7 2.47 4 26.9 % 211,821 0.01 % 7,794,798,739 164
2025 804,956 0.46 % 3,681 -5,000 28.4 2.47 4 27.7 % 222,762 0.01 % 8,184,437,460 165
2030 821,590 0.41 % 3,327 -3,999 30.2 2.47 4 28.7 % 235,547 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 166
2035 831,873 0.25 % 2,057 -3,910 31.7 2.47 4 30.1 % 250,134 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 166
2040 835,326 0.08 % 691 -3,910 33.1 2.47 4 31.9 % 266,152 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 167
2045 832,815 -0.06 % -502 -3,910 34.3 2.47 4 33.8 % 281,556 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 167
2050 824,957 -0.19 % -1,572   35.7 2.47 4 35.8 % 295,494 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 168
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Guyana Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Guyana
Life Expectancy
70.26 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
24.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
29.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
395,549 50.29% 391,010 49.71% 786,552 1.01

Population Pyramid for Guyana (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 111,737 51.23% 106,390 48.77% 218,127 27.73%
15-24 78,072 51.28% 74,175 48.72% 152,247 19.36%
25-54 147,901 50.25% 146,418 49.75% 294,319 37.42%
55-64 32,889 49.23% 33,919 50.77% 66,808 8.49%
65+ 24,950 45.32% 30,108 54.68% 55,058 7.00%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 218,127 27.73% 42.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 513,374 65.27% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 55,058 7.00% 10.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
273,185 34.73% 53.2

Main Cities by Population in Guyana

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Georgetown 235,017
2 Linden 44,690
3 New Amsterdam 35,039

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Guyana (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 Guyana 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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