Papua New Guinea Population (LIVE)

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Papua New Guinea Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Papua New Guinea is 8,826,660 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Papua New Guinea 2019 population is estimated at 8,776,109 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Papua New Guinea population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • Papua New Guinea ranks number 98 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Papua New Guinea is 19 per Km2 (50 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 452,860 Km2 (174,850 sq. miles)
  • 13.0 % of the population is urban (1,137,684 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Papua New Guinea is 21.7 years.

Population of Papua New Guinea (2019 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
2019 8,776,109 1.97 % 169,786 -800 21.7 3.79 19 13.0 % 1,137,684 0.11 % 7,713,468,100 98
2018 8,606,323 1.99 % 168,287 -800 21.7 3.79 19 12.9 % 1,108,588 0.11 % 7,631,091,040 99
2017 8,438,036 2.01 % 166,274 -800 21.7 3.79 19 12.8 % 1,081,089 0.11 % 7,547,858,925 100
2016 8,271,762 2.02 % 163,987 -800 21.7 3.79 18 12.8 % 1,055,101 0.11 % 7,464,022,049 100
2015 8,107,775 2.09 % 159,454 -800 21.5 3.84 18 12.7 % 1,030,539 0.11 % 7,379,797,139 100
2010 7,310,507 2.39 % 163,121 7,716 20.9 4.13 16 12.7 % 925,387 0.11 % 6,956,823,603 101
2005 6,494,903 2.12 % 129,463 -16,883 20.4 4.39 14 12.7 % 827,808 0.10 % 6,541,907,027 101
2000 5,847,586 2.43 % 132,105-5,216 19.8 4.64 13 12.6 % 735,741 0.10 % 6,143,493,823 102
1995 5,187,060 2.36 % 114,244 -4,223 19.3 4.70 11 13.3 % 689,139 0.09 % 5,744,212,979 103
1990 4,615,839 2.49 % 106,962 945 18.7 4.97 10 14.0 % 646,717 0.09 % 5,327,231,061 106
1985 4,081,030 2.70 % 101,965 2,141 18.2 5.47 9 13.0 % 531,198 0.08 % 4,870,921,740 109
1980 3,571,205 2.61 % 86,252 -1,729 18.0 5.87 8 12.1 % 431,144 0.08 % 4,458,003,514 111
1975 3,139,945 2.44 % 71,365 -1,284 18.0 6.09 7 10.9 % 343,361 0.08 % 4,079,480,606 112
1970 2,783,121 2.29 % 59,537 1,895 18.0 6.21 6 8.9 % 247,610 0.08 % 3,700,437,046 114
1965 2,485,437 1.96 % 45,916 1,172 18.2 6.28 5 4.9 % 122,314 0.07 % 3,339,583,597 113
1960 2,255,859 1.58 % 33,922 631 18.9 6.26 5 3.3 % 74,897 0.07 % 3,034,949,748 113
1955 2,086,247 0.83 % 16,820 -2,465 19.5 6.24 5 2.2 % 46,008 0.08 % 2,773,019,936 113
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Papua New Guinea Population Forecast

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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 8,947,024 1.99 % 167,850 -800 22.4 3.59 20 13.1 % 1,168,469 0.11 % 7,794,798,739 98
2025 9,817,926 1.88 % 174,180 -800 23.4 3.59 22 13.8 % 1,351,201 0.12 % 8,184,437,460 95
2030 10,709,348 1.75 % 178,284 -800 24.4 3.59 24 14.9 % 1,592,390 0.13 % 8,548,487,400 93
2035 11,606,999 1.62 % 179,530 -800 25.3 3.59 26 16.5 % 1,909,467 0.13 % 8,887,524,213 87
2040 12,492,600 1.48 % 177,120 -800 26.3 3.59 28 18.5 % 2,316,480 0.14 % 9,198,847,240 87
2045 13,360,907 1.35 % 173,661 -800 27.2 3.59 30 20.9 % 2,789,827 0.14 % 9,481,803,274 86
2050 14,204,066 1.23 % 168,632   28.0 3.59 31 23.4 % 3,325,555 0.15 % 9,735,033,990 84
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Papua New Guinea Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Papua New Guinea
Life Expectancy
65.22 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
36.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
46.3
(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)
4,568,072 51.06% 4,378,955 48.94% 8,947,024 1.04

Population Pyramid for Papua New Guinea (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 1,624,843 51.67% 1,519,679 48.33% 3,144,522 35.15%
15-24 906,480 51.49% 854,038 48.51% 1,760,518 19.68%
25-54 1,643,873 50.97% 1,581,156 49.03% 3,225,029 36.05%
55-64 243,142 48.88% 254,264 51.12% 497,406 5.56%
65+ 149,734 46.86% 169,818 53.14% 319,552 3.57%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 3,144,522 35.15% 57.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 5,482,953 61.28% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 319,552 3.57% 5.8
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
3,464,074 38.72% 63.2

Main Cities by Population in Papua New Guinea

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Port Moresby 283,733
2 Lae 76,255
3 Arawa 40,266
4 Mount Hagen 33,623
5 Popondetta 28,198
6 Madang 27,419
7 Kokopo 26,273
8 Mendi 26,252
9 Kimbe 18,847
10 Goroka 18,503
11 Wewak 18,230
12 Bulolo 16,042
13 Daru 15,214

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 - 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 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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