Papua New Guinea Population: 8,885,432

Papua New Guinea is a culturally diverse country that is also known for its beautiful, biodiverse environment. It is located in the southwestern part of pacific. Its stunning beaches and coral reefs are the main tourist attraction. The inland is filled with volcanoes, granites, deep forest, and hiking spots. The total population estimated for the year 2020 is 83.5 lakh.

Papua New Guinea largest cities by population

There is a large urban area in Papua. Still, only 13% of the population lives in the central city. The capital city is Port Moresby, with the highest population of 310,000 people. The next largest city of Papua is lae that has above 100000 people, and it is located between river Markham and beautiful highlands. Other cities have a population under 100000.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Port Moresby 283,733
Lae 76,255
Arawa 40,266
Mount Hagen 33,623
Popondetta 28,198
Madang 27,419
Kokopo 26,273
Mendi 26,252
Kimbe 18,847
Goroka 18,503
Wewak 18,230
Bulolo 16,042
Daru 15,214

Papua New Guinea population history 

The population trend of Papua is a growing figure. Even though the yearly change is decreasing from the year 2000, the total population is still rising. Over the past decade, the highest population was recorded in the year 2010 that is a 2.43% growth and a population of 7,310,507From 2015 to 2017, the population rank of the country remains the same that is the 100th rank.

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 Global Rank
2020 8,947,024 1.95% 170,915 -800 22.4 3.59 20 13.10% 1,168,469 0.11% 7,794,798,739 98
2019 8,776,109 1.97% 169,786 -800 21.7 3.79 19 13.00% 1,137,684 0.11% 7,713,468,100 98
2018 8,606,323 1.99% 168,287 -800 21.7 3.79 19 12.90% 1,108,588 0.11% 7,631,091,040 99
2017 8,438,036 2.01% 166,274 -800 21.7 3.79 19 12.80% 1,081,089 0.11% 7,547,858,925 100
2016 8,271,762 2.02% 163,987 -800 21.7 3.79 18 12.80% 1,055,101 0.11% 7,464,022,049 100
2015 8,107,775 2.09% 159,454 -800 21.5 3.84 18 12.70% 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 12.70% 925,387 0.11% 6,956,823,603 101
2005 6,494,903 2.12% 129,463 -16,883 20.4 4.39 14 12.70% 827,808 0.10% 6,541,907,027 101
2000 5,847,586 2.43% 132,105 -5,216 19.8 4.64 13 12.60% 735,741 0.10% 6,143,493,823 102
1995 5,187,060 2.36% 114,244 -4,223 19.3 4.7 11 13.30% 689,139 0.09% 5,744,212,979 103
1990 4,615,839 2.49% 106,962 945 18.7 4.97 10 14.00% 646,717 0.09% 5,327,231,061 106
1985 4,081,030 2.70% 101,965 2,141 18.2 5.47 9 13.00% 531,198 0.08% 4,870,921,740 109
1980 3,571,205 2.61% 86,252 -1,729 18 5.87 8 12.10% 431,144 0.08% 4,458,003,514 111
1975 3,139,945 2.44% 71,365 -1,284 18 6.09 7 10.90% 343,361 0.08% 4,079,480,606 112
1970 2,783,121 2.29% 59,537 1,895 18 6.21 6 8.90% 247,610 0.08% 3,700,437,046 114
1965 2,485,437 1.96% 45,916 1,172 18.2 6.28 5 4.90% 122,314 0.07% 3,339,583,597 113
1960 2,255,859 1.58% 33,922 631 18.9 6.26 5 3.30% 74,897 0.07% 3,034,949,748 113
1955 2,086,247 0.83% 16,820 -2,465 19.5 6.24 5 2.20% 46,008 0.08% 2,773,019,936 113

Papua New Guinea population forecast 

In the foreseeing future, the increasing trend is going to continue. However, it is projected that the population will gradually start to decline from the year 2050. The projections of population for the future years are 2040 it is 12,492,600, 2045 it is 13,360,907 and in 2050 it is 14,204,066. This gradual decrease in the future may be due to the static fertility rate. The median age in the country is increasing by 0.1% every year for 2050 the median age is 28.0.

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 Global Rank
2020 8,947,024 1.99% 167,850 -800 22.4 3.59 20 13.10% 1,168,469 0.11% 7,794,798,739 98
2025 9,817,926 1.88% 174,180 -800 23.4 3.59 22 13.80% 1,351,201 0.12% 8,184,437,460 95
2030 10,709,348 1.75% 178,284 -800 24.4 3.59 24 14.90% 1,592,390 0.13% 8,548,487,400 93
2035 11,606,999 1.62% 179,530 -800 25.3 3.59 26 16.50% 1,909,467 0.13% 8,887,524,213 87
2040 12,492,600 1.48% 177,120 -800 26.3 3.59 28 18.50% 2,316,480 0.14% 9,198,847,240 87
2045 13,360,907 1.35% 173,661 -800 27.2 3.59 30 20.90% 2,789,827 0.14% 9,481,803,274 86
2050 14,204,066 1.23% 168,632 28 3.59 31 23.40% 3,325,555 0.15% 9,735,033,990 84

Papua New Guinea demographics 

The infant death rate in Papua is high. Per 1000 births, more than 36.6 infant deaths occur. The deaths under age five are also a mounting figure that is 43.6. The average life expectancy rate in the country is 62.55 years. The male and female population is 4,568,072 and 4,378,955

Papua New Guinea religion and politics 

The country is fully populated with Christians of several denominations. The Catholics are 26%, Lutherans 18.4%, the pentcoasts are 10.3%, and a remaining population follows several Christian divisions. 4.5 % of the population is not related to any religion.

Papua New Guinea economy 

The economy of Papua new genuine is considered as one of the rapidly growing economy. The economy is still highly dependent on the agricultural sector.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%