Papua New Guinea population 8,579,592 (live)

The population of Papua New Guinea is expected to grow by 167,000 in 2018 and reach 8,587,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 200 people yearly. On average there are 227,609 births and 59,697 deaths in Papua New Guinea per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.00 percent per year. The population density of Papua New Guinea has changed from 7.3 in 1980 to 17.9 in 2016.

Current population 8,579,592 people at present (Saturday 15th of December 2018)
Median Age 25.9 years
Life expectancy 65.9 years
Population density 18.6 per km2
Population of Papua New Guinea from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 8,418,000 167,000 (2.0%) -200 25.9 3.57 19 1,107,000 (13.1%)
2017 8,251,000 166,009 (2.0%) -200 25.8 3.61 18 1,080,000 (13.1%)
2016 8,084,991 165,166 (2.0%) -200 25.6 3.66 18 1,054,202 (13.0%)
2015 7,919,825 164,040 (2.1%) -200 25.5 3.71 17 1,029,973 (13.0%)
2010 7,108,239 160,792 (2.3%) -200 24.7 3.99 16 925,422 (13.0%)
2005 6,314,709 153,192 (2.4%) -200 24.2 4.26 14 827,795 (13.1%)
2000 5,572,222 141,743 (2.5%) -200 23.7 4.53 12 735,756 (13.2%)
1995 4,894,276 123,670 (2.5%) -399 23.4 4.67 11 689,163 (14.1%)
1990 4,313,059 107,405 (2.5%) -399 23.0 4.80 10 646,700 (15.0%)
1985 3,794,720 100,679 (2.7%) -399 22.6 5.21 8 531,185 (14.0%)
1980 3,304,473 91,113 (2.8%) -600 22.4 5.69 7 431,135 (13.0%)
1975 2,878,156 75,913 (2.6%) -800 22.4 6.00 6 343,364 (11.9%)
1970 2,527,586 63,038 (2.5%) -1,000 22.6 6.16 6 247,602 (9.8%)
1965 2,236,206 49,866 (2.2%) 400 22.8 6.26 5 122,320 (5.5%)
1960 2,010,677 41,270 (2.0%) -1,199 23.1 6.28 4 74,898 (3.7%)

In 2017 the population of Papua New Guinea was 8,251,000 and the average age increased from 23.1 in 1960 to 25.8. Urban population has increased from 735,756 (13.2%) in 2000 to 1,107,000 (13.1%) in the current year. The population density of Papua New Guinea has changed from 7.3 in 1980 to 17.9 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 8,756,000 169,000 (1.9%) -200 26.2 3.47 19 1,165,000 (13.3%)
2025 9,614,000 173,000 (1.8%) -200 27.0 3.27 21 1,341,000 (13.9%)
2030 10,487,000 175,000 (1.7%) -200 27.8 3.09 23 1,569,000 (15.0%)
2035 11,362,000 175,000 (1.5%) -200 28.6 2.94 25 1,865,000 (16.4%)
2040 12,224,000 171,000 (1.4%) -200 29.4 2.81 27 2,239,000 (18.3%)
2045 13,064,000 165,000 (1.3%) -200 30.3 2.70 29 2,670,000 (20.4%)
2050 13,871,000 158,000 (1.1%) -200 31.1 2.59 31 3,153,000 (22.7%)

Total Papua New Guinea population should reach 8,756,000 by 2020 and should increase to 13,871,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 70.0 (67.0 years for male and 73.1 years for females). Population density will go up to 30.6 people per square kilometer.

Papua New Guinea demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.02% (166,009 residents, including 57,559 deaths). The demographics of Papua New Guinea constitutes of 4,136,000 women and 4,283,000 men, which means there are 1,036 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 46.0% of population (3,868,913) is 19 or younger, 50.2% of population (4,221,627) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.9% of population (327,460) is over 65.

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