๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Population of Papua New Guinea

10,515,788
Current Population of Papua New Guinea
185,504
Net population growth this year
23.22
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Papua New Guinea reached 10,515,788, of which 5,413,550 people are male and 5,102,238 female. The country has a population density of 23.2208 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.764% for the year. According to the latest data, Papua New Guinea is set to increase its population size by 185,504 people next year. Making the total population count of Papua New Guinea 10,515,788 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Papua New Guinea (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Papua New Guinea grown from 1,542,854 people to 10,515,788. An increase of the population size by 581.58% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 1,542,854 834,780 708,075 31,787 3.4069 2.06%
1951 1,574,111 849,936 724,174 30,726 3.4759 1.952%
1952 1,608,470 866,608 741,862 37,992 3.5518 2.362%
1953 1,647,998 885,838 762,160 41,065 3.6391 2.492%
1954 1,690,220 906,386 783,835 43,379 3.7323 2.567%
1955 1,734,921 928,154 806,768 46,023 3.831 2.653%
1956 1,782,051 951,140 830,912 48,236 3.9351 2.707%
1957 1,831,047 975,089 855,958 49,757 4.0433 2.718%
1958 1,881,514 999,878 881,636 51,176 4.1547 2.72%
1959 1,933,070 1,025,323 907,746 51,936 4.2686 2.687%
1960 1,985,666 1,051,395 934,271 53,256 4.3847 2.682%
1961 2,035,672 1,076,697 958,976 46,756 4.4951 2.297%
1962 2,082,562 1,101,048 981,514 47,024 4.5987 2.258%
1963 2,129,222 1,125,621 1,003,600 46,295 4.7017 2.174%
1964 2,175,409 1,150,302 1,025,107 46,080 4.8037 2.118%
1965 2,222,178 1,175,463 1,046,715 47,459 4.907 2.136%
1966 2,271,490 1,201,905 1,069,584 51,163 5.0159 2.252%
1967 2,322,647 1,229,360 1,093,287 51,152 5.1288 2.202%
1968 2,375,356 1,257,710 1,117,646 54,267 5.2452 2.285%
1969 2,430,922 1,287,501 1,143,421 56,864 5.3679 2.339%
1970 2,489,059 1,318,606 1,170,454 59,411 5.4963 2.387%
1971 2,549,315 1,350,759 1,198,555 61,100 5.6294 2.397%
1972 2,610,700 1,383,149 1,227,552 61,670 5.7649 2.362%
1973 2,672,144 1,415,339 1,256,805 61,217 5.9006 2.291%
1974 2,733,312 1,447,523 1,285,790 61,121 6.0357 2.236%
1975 2,794,462 1,479,770 1,314,693 61,178 6.1707 2.189%
1976 2,855,837 1,512,183 1,343,654 61,572 6.3062 2.156%
1977 2,917,572 1,544,809 1,372,763 61,898 6.4425 2.122%
1978 2,979,606 1,577,594 1,402,012 62,171 6.5795 2.087%
1979 3,041,902 1,610,517 1,431,385 62,420 6.7171 2.052%
1980 3,104,788 1,643,752 1,461,036 63,352 6.856 2.041%
1981 3,169,074 1,678,416 1,490,658 65,218 6.9979 2.058%
1982 3,235,264 1,714,717 1,520,546 67,161 7.1441 2.076%
1983 3,303,677 1,752,075 1,551,602 69,667 7.2951 2.109%
1984 3,374,465 1,790,562 1,583,902 71,908 7.4515 2.131%
1985 3,447,579 1,830,160 1,617,418 74,320 7.6129 2.156%
1986 3,522,916 1,870,802 1,652,114 76,354 7.7793 2.167%
1987 3,600,344 1,912,453 1,687,890 78,501 7.9502 2.18%
1988 3,679,651 1,955,086 1,724,564 80,114 8.1254 2.177%
1989 3,764,112 1,999,900 1,764,213 88,808 8.3119 2.359%
1990 3,864,972 2,050,969 1,814,003 112,913 8.5346 2.922%
1991 3,990,996 2,113,558 1,877,437 139,133 8.8129 3.487%
1992 4,136,644 2,186,510 1,950,133 152,163 9.1345 3.679%
1993 4,291,588 2,264,275 2,027,313 157,727 9.4766 3.676%
1994 4,451,694 2,344,706 2,106,988 162,483 9.8302 3.65%
1995 4,616,438 2,427,513 2,188,925 167,007 10.194 3.618%
1996 4,785,894 2,512,733 2,273,162 171,905 10.5682 3.592%
1997 4,960,439 2,600,588 2,359,852 177,184 10.9536 3.572%
1998 5,138,829 2,690,481 2,448,347 179,596 11.3475 3.495%
1999 5,321,388 2,782,545 2,538,843 185,522 11.7506 3.487%
2000 5,508,298 2,876,874 2,631,423 188,297 12.1634 3.419%
2001 5,698,489 2,974,118 2,724,370 192,086 12.5833 3.371%
2002 5,892,596 3,074,522 2,818,074 196,128 13.012 3.329%
2003 6,090,980 3,177,074 2,913,906 200,640 13.45 3.294%
2004 6,293,166 3,281,496 3,011,670 203,732 13.8965 3.238%
2005 6,498,818 3,387,691 3,111,127 207,572 14.3506 3.194%
2006 6,708,218 3,495,994 3,212,224 211,227 14.813 3.149%
2007 6,921,066 3,606,248 3,314,819 214,471 15.283 3.099%
2008 7,137,988 3,718,410 3,419,577 219,371 15.762 3.074%
2009 7,358,890 3,832,285 3,526,604 222,433 16.2498 3.023%
2010 7,583,269 3,947,886 3,635,383 226,326 16.7453 2.985%
2011 7,806,637 4,062,416 3,744,221 220,410 17.2385 2.824%
2012 8,026,545 4,174,386 3,852,159 219,406 17.7241 2.734%
2013 8,245,627 4,285,535 3,960,092 218,758 18.2079 2.653%
2014 8,464,153 4,396,106 4,068,046 218,294 18.6904 2.579%
2015 8,682,174 4,505,978 4,176,196 217,748 19.1719 2.508%
2016 8,899,170 4,614,885 4,284,284 216,243 19.651 2.43%
2017 9,114,796 4,722,982 4,391,815 215,010 20.1272 2.359%
2018 9,329,227 4,830,370 4,498,858 213,852 20.6007 2.292%
2019 9,542,486 4,936,763 4,605,722 212,665 21.0716 2.229%
2020 9,749,640 5,039,466 4,710,174 201,644 21.529 2.068%
2021 9,949,437 5,137,884 4,811,553 197,950 21.9702 1.99%
2022 10,142,618 5,232,314 4,910,304 188,413 22.3968 1.858%
2023 10,329,930 5,323,348 5,006,583 186,211 22.8104 1.803%
2024 10,515,788 5,413,550 5,102,238 185,504 23.2208 1.764%

Statements that can be derived from Papua New Guinea's population data

  • Papua New Guinea has a population of 10,515,788 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Papua New Guinea's population is equivalent to 0.13% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Papua New Guinea's population will grow with 185,504 people.
  • In 2024, 800 more people will emigrate from Papua New Guinea than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Papua New Guinea is 22.44 years.
  • In Papua New Guinea there are 23.22 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 32.58 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Papua New Guinea.
  • In Papua New Guinea, 5,413,550 of the total population are male, and 5,102,238 are female.

Future Population of Papua New Guinea (2024 - 2100)

Papua New Guinea's population is set to incease in the future from 10,515,788 people to 18,548,056 people. An increase of the population size by 1102.19% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 10,515,788 5,413,550 5,102,238 185,504 23.2208 1.764%
2025 10,701,144 5,503,424 5,197,721 185,208 23.6301 1.731%
2026 10,886,097 5,593,018 5,293,078 184,698 24.0385 1.697%
2027 11,069,871 5,681,925 5,387,946 182,850 24.4444 1.652%
2028 11,252,452 5,770,152 5,482,300 182,312 24.8475 1.62%
2029 11,434,334 5,857,964 5,576,369 181,451 25.2492 1.587%
2030 11,615,322 5,945,260 5,670,062 180,526 25.6488 1.554%
2031 11,795,728 6,032,205 5,763,522 180,285 26.0472 1.528%
2032 11,975,671 6,118,870 5,856,801 179,602 26.4445 1.5%
2033 12,154,394 6,204,886 5,949,509 177,845 26.8392 1.463%
2034 12,331,462 6,290,029 6,041,432 176,289 27.2302 1.43%
2035 12,507,085 6,374,414 6,132,671 174,957 27.618 1.399%
2036 12,681,353 6,458,093 6,223,260 173,579 28.0028 1.369%
2037 12,854,190 6,541,028 6,313,163 172,097 28.3845 1.339%
2038 13,025,474 6,623,171 6,402,303 170,470 28.7627 1.309%
2039 13,194,712 6,704,285 6,490,427 168,006 29.1364 1.273%
2040 13,362,082 6,784,463 6,577,619 166,734 29.506 1.248%
2041 13,527,644 6,863,751 6,663,894 164,391 29.8716 1.215%
2042 13,690,710 6,941,787 6,748,924 161,741 30.2317 1.181%
2043 13,851,796 7,018,833 6,832,964 160,430 30.5874 1.158%
2044 14,009,881 7,094,398 6,915,483 155,740 30.9365 1.112%
2045 14,165,403 7,168,707 6,996,696 155,304 31.2799 1.096%
2046 14,319,594 7,242,376 7,077,218 153,078 31.6204 1.069%
2047 14,471,386 7,314,872 7,156,515 150,507 31.9555 1.04%
2048 14,620,589 7,386,092 7,234,497 147,898 32.285 1.012%
2049 14,766,879 7,455,857 7,311,022 144,682 32.608 0.98%
2050 14,910,368 7,524,232 7,386,137 142,297 32.9249 0.954%
2051 15,051,146 7,591,286 7,459,860 139,258 33.2358 0.925%
2052 15,189,144 7,656,964 7,532,180 136,738 33.5405 0.9%
2053 15,324,555 7,721,324 7,603,231 134,084 33.8395 0.875%
2054 15,457,018 7,784,192 7,672,826 130,841 34.132 0.846%
2055 15,586,007 7,845,330 7,740,678 127,138 34.4168 0.816%
2056 15,711,677 7,904,801 7,806,876 124,202 34.6943 0.791%
2057 15,835,074 7,963,123 7,871,952 122,593 34.9668 0.774%
2058 15,955,959 8,020,162 7,935,797 119,176 35.2338 0.747%
2059 16,073,326 8,075,410 7,997,916 115,559 35.4929 0.719%
2060 16,187,410 8,129,013 8,058,398 112,609 35.7448 0.696%
2061 16,298,114 8,180,876 8,117,238 108,798 35.9893 0.668%
2062 16,405,527 8,231,057 8,174,471 106,029 36.2265 0.646%
2063 16,510,166 8,279,838 8,230,327 103,248 36.4575 0.625%
2064 16,612,730 8,327,549 8,285,180 101,879 36.684 0.613%
2065 16,713,024 8,374,084 8,338,940 98,711 36.9055 0.591%
2066 16,809,999 8,418,871 8,391,128 95,238 37.1196 0.567%
2067 16,904,347 8,462,311 8,442,036 93,458 37.328 0.553%
2068 16,996,325 8,504,546 8,491,778 90,498 37.5311 0.532%
2069 17,085,616 8,545,396 8,540,220 88,084 37.7283 0.516%
2070 17,172,835 8,585,171 8,587,664 86,354 37.9208 0.503%
2071 17,257,791 8,623,814 8,633,977 83,558 38.1084 0.484%
2072 17,339,616 8,660,906 8,678,711 80,093 38.2891 0.462%
2073 17,418,054 8,696,263 8,721,791 76,782 38.4623 0.441%
2074 17,493,320 8,729,998 8,763,322 73,749 38.6285 0.422%
2075 17,565,761 8,762,283 8,803,478 71,134 38.7885 0.405%
2076 17,635,115 8,792,992 8,842,123 67,574 38.9416 0.383%
2077 17,700,770 8,821,856 8,878,914 63,737 39.0866 0.36%
2078 17,763,579 8,849,318 8,914,261 61,880 39.2253 0.348%
2079 17,824,029 8,875,626 8,948,403 59,020 39.3588 0.331%
2080 17,882,004 8,900,761 8,981,244 56,931 39.4868 0.318%
2081 17,938,119 8,925,052 9,013,067 55,297 39.6107 0.308%
2082 17,991,742 8,948,166 9,043,575 51,949 39.7291 0.289%
2083 18,042,704 8,969,994 9,072,710 49,977 39.8417 0.277%
2084 18,091,283 8,990,692 9,100,590 47,180 39.949 0.261%
2085 18,137,161 9,010,135 9,127,026 44,576 40.0503 0.246%
2086 18,180,269 9,028,288 9,151,980 41,640 40.1455 0.229%
2087 18,220,748 9,045,214 9,175,534 39,318 40.2348 0.216%
2088 18,258,316 9,060,804 9,197,512 35,818 40.3178 0.196%
2089 18,293,243 9,075,192 9,218,050 34,035 40.3949 0.186%
2090 18,326,464 9,088,840 9,237,624 32,406 40.4683 0.177%
2091 18,358,014 9,101,796 9,256,217 30,693 40.5379 0.167%
2092 18,388,060 9,114,147 9,273,912 29,400 40.6043 0.16%
2093 18,416,222 9,125,720 9,290,502 26,924 40.6665 0.146%
2094 18,441,908 9,136,206 9,305,702 24,447 40.7232 0.133%
2095 18,464,936 9,145,496 9,319,440 21,610 40.774 0.117%
2096 18,485,738 9,153,865 9,331,873 19,994 40.82 0.108%
2097 18,504,303 9,161,340 9,342,962 17,135 40.861 0.093%
2098 18,520,771 9,167,972 9,352,799 15,802 40.8973 0.085%
2099 18,535,585 9,173,992 9,361,593 13,826 40.9301 0.075%
2100 18,548,056 9,179,026 9,369,031 11,117 40.9576 0.06%

Population Density of Papua New Guinea

Today, Papua New Guinea has a population density of 23.2208 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 3.4069 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 23.2208 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Papua New Guinea is projected to reach a population density of 40.9576 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Papua New Guinea's Population

The population growth rate of Papua New Guinea currently stands at 1.764% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.094 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Papua New Guinea will decrease to 1.764%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Papua New Guinea's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.06% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.06%
1960 2.682%
1970 2.387%
1980 2.041%
1990 2.922%
2000 3.419%
2010 2.985%
2020 2.068%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.554%
2040 1.248%
2050 0.954%
2060 0.696%
2070 0.503%
2080 0.318%
2090 0.177%
2100 0.06%
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Life Expectancy of Papua New Guinea

Today, Papua New Guinea has an average life expectancy of 66.2753 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 39.1269 years since the 1950 to 66.2753 years in 2024. In the future, Papua New Guinea is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 76.438 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 39,126
1960 45,679
1970 52,126
1980 57,434
1990 59,721
2000 61,719
2010 63,039
2020 65,786
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 67,183
2040 68,591
2050 69,880
2060 71,126
2070 72,341
2080 73,649
2090 75,011
2100 76,438
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Migration to and from Papua New Guinea

In 2024 Papua New Guinea will see net migrations of -800 people. This means that 800 more people will emigrate from Papua New Guinea than immigrate to the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Papua New Guinea was -800.

Net Migration for Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 -4,844
1960 -2,033
1970 -18,774
1980 -25,633
1990 2,397
2000 41,857
2010 50,107
2020 10,695
Year Net Migration
2030 -800
2040 -800
2050 -800
2060 -800
2070 -800
2080 -800
2090 -800
2100 -800
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Births in Papua New Guinea

In 2024, Papua New Guinea will see 254,548 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Papua New Guinea in 2022, when the country saw 254,718 new borns.

Births Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 69,967
1960 88,848
1970 109,078
1980 116,896
1990 141,890
2000 187,444
2010 230,148
2020 253,329
Year Births
2030 259,488
2040 266,330
2050 265,188
2060 259,291
2070 255,327
2080 244,119
2090 233,669
2100 222,692
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Deaths in Papua New Guinea

In 2024, 68,252 people will die in Papua New Guinea. That is an increase of Papua New Guinea's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 65,510 deaths.

Deaths Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 33,333
1960 33,558
1970 30,887
1980 27,910
1990 31,374
2000 41,006
2010 53,926
2020 62,383
Year Births
2030 78,159
2040 98,799
2050 122,096
2060 145,888
2070 168,187
2080 186,390
2090 200,469
2100 210,764
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Median Age in Papua New Guinea

The median age of Papua New Guinea has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Papua New Guinea will reach 37.9946 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 17.3361
1960 17.5266
1970 15.9208
1980 16.6044
1990 17.3014
2000 18.5258
2010 19.7615
2020 21.5495
Year Median Age
2030 23.886
2040 26.2969
2050 28.6674
2060 30.8212
2070 32.8083
2080 34.6648
2090 36.414
2100 37.9946
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Fertility Rate in Papua New Guinea

The fertility rate of Papua New Guinea has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Papua New Guinea will reach 1.8686 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 5.7106
1960 6.0182
1970 6.2497
1980 5.7048
1990 5.1796
2000 4.5247
2010 3.8827
2020 3.2743
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 2.8391
2040 2.5532
2050 2.3333
2060 2.1729
2070 2.0818
2080 1.9821
2090 1.9208
2100 1.8686
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Infant Mortality Rate in Papua New Guinea

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Papua New Guinea while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Papua New Guinea has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 169.7347. Today, Papua New Guinea has a much better infant mortality rate of 32.577 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Papua New Guinea is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 8.8163 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Papua New Guinea Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 169.7347
1960 131.7082
1970 99.5213
1980 76.4696
1990 63.0262
2000 53.911
2010 44.8803
2020 34.9035
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 29.1698
2040 23.918
2050 19.5432
2060 16.042
2070 13.4647
2080 11.4632
2090 10.0505
2100 8.8163
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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