Papua New Guinea Population 2023

Papua New Guinea Population 2023

As of November 7, 2022, the current population of Papua New Guinea is 9,344,229 people, based on the latest United Nations data. 

In 2020, Papua New Guinea’s estimated population was 8,947,024 people based on mid-year data from the United Nations. Papua New Guinea ranks at number 98 in the list of countries and dependencies by population, accounting for 0.11% of the total world population.

Papua New Guinea has a population density of 20 people per square kilometer or 51 people per square mile, with a total land area of 452,860 square kilometers or 174,850 square miles.

As of 2020, only 13.1% of Papua New Guinea’s population, equivalent to 1,168,469 people, are living in urban areas. The median age of the population is 22.4 years.

The international calling code for Papua New Guinea is +675.

Population of Papua New Guinea (2020 And It’s Historical)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Papua New Guinea
Global Rank
2020 8,947,024 1.95 % 170,915 -800 22.4 3.59 20 13.1 % 1,168,469 0.11 % 7,794,798,739 98
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

Papua New Guinea Population Forecast

-800

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Papua 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

Papua New Guinea Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

65.22 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

36.6

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

46.3

(per 1,000 live births)

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

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