Population of Papua New Guinea

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Papua New Guinea is 9,338,311 as of October 06, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Papua New Guinea is projected at 9,119,010 or 9.119 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Papua New Guinea is projected at 8,947,024 or 8.947 million people for the year 2020. Papua New Guinea ranks number 97th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Papua New Guinea is ranked 2nd among 23 countries in Oceania.

Papua New Guinea's population will be increased year by year. The Papua New Guinea population is projected to reach 10.71 million in 2030 and increase further to 14.20 million in 2050 and 19.78 million by 2100. Papua New Guinea accounts for 0.12 percent of the world population. However, its global share increased by 0.08% in 1970 and is projected to increase by 0.18% by 2100.

Papua New Guinea was at 111th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to increase to 78th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Papua New Guinea population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20208,947,024170,9151.950.11
20219,119,010171,9861.920.12
20229,292,169173,1591.900.12
20239,466,427174,2581.880.12
20249,641,703175,2761.850.12
20259,817,926176,2231.830.12
20269,994,970177,0441.800.12
202710,172,756177,7861.780.12
202810,351,149178,3931.750.12
202910,530,053178,9041.730.12
203010,709,348179,2951.700.13
203110,888,952179,6041.680.13
203211,068,744179,7921.650.13
203311,248,503179,7591.620.13
203411,427,983179,4801.600.13
203511,606,999179,0161.570.13
203611,785,390178,3911.540.13
203711,963,134177,7441.510.13
203812,140,218177,0841.480.13
203912,316,693176,4751.450.13
204012,492,600175,9071.430.14
204112,667,856175,2561.400.14
204212,842,393174,5371.380.14
204313,016,121173,7281.350.14
204413,188,981172,8601.330.14
204513,360,907171,9261.300.14
204613,531,841170,9341.280.14
204713,701,742169,9011.260.14
204813,870,485168,7431.230.14
204914,037,957167,4721.210.14
205014,204,066166,1091.180.15
205114,368,716164,6501.160.15
205214,531,881163,1651.140.15
205314,693,603161,7221.110.15
205414,853,956160,3531.090.15
205515,012,966159,0101.070.15
205615,170,606157,6401.050.15
205715,326,799156,1931.030.15
205815,481,405154,6061.010.15
205915,634,270152,8650.990.15
206015,785,262150,9920.970.16
206115,934,288149,0260.940.16
206216,081,309147,0210.920.16
206316,226,290144,9810.900.16
206416,369,201142,9110.880.16
206516,510,016140,8150.860.16
206616,648,694138,6780.840.16
206716,785,149136,4550.820.16
206816,919,240134,0910.800.16
206917,050,770131,5300.780.16
207017,179,605128,8350.760.16
207117,305,651126,0460.730.17
207217,428,918123,2670.710.17
207317,549,457120,5390.690.17
207417,667,424117,9670.670.17
207517,782,884115,4600.650.17
207617,895,860112,9760.640.17
207718,006,272110,4120.620.17
207818,114,015107,7430.600.17
207918,218,908104,8930.580.17
208018,320,838101,9300.560.17
208118,419,76998,9310.540.17
208218,515,73595,9660.520.17
208318,608,79593,0600.500.17
208418,699,00890,2130.480.17
208518,786,45687,4480.470.17
208618,871,14284,6860.450.18
208718,953,07781,9350.430.18
208819,032,30379,2260.420.18
208919,108,89976,5960.400.18
209019,182,91874,0190.390.18
209119,254,38071,4620.370.18
209219,323,30368,9230.360.18
209319,389,67566,3720.340.18
209419,453,48763,8120.330.18
209519,514,73461,2470.310.18
209619,573,41858,6840.300.18
209719,629,54156,1230.290.18
209819,683,12153,5800.270.18
209919,734,16551,0440.260.18
210019,782,71148,5460.250.18

Papua New Guinea population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19502,002,148--0.08
19512,011,2069,0580.450.08
19522,024,15612,9500.640.08
19532,041,02516,8690.830.08
19542,061,76520,7401.020.08
19552,086,24724,4821.190.08
19562,114,28828,0411.340.07
19572,145,60931,3211.480.07
19582,179,86634,2571.600.07
19592,216,72436,8581.690.07
19602,255,85939,1351.770.07
19612,297,05941,2001.830.07
19622,340,35243,2931.880.07
19632,385,94645,5941.950.07
19642,434,22348,2772.020.07
19652,485,43751,2142.100.07
19662,539,67454,2372.180.07
19672,596,82057,1462.250.07
19682,656,63359,8132.300.07
19692,718,81162,1782.340.07
19702,783,12164,3102.370.08
19712,849,53266,4112.390.08
19722,918,13968,6072.410.08
19732,989,20271,0632.440.08
19743,063,04973,8472.470.08
19753,139,94576,8962.510.08
19763,219,82979,8842.540.08
19773,302,63382,8042.570.08
19783,388,61885,9852.600.08
19793,478,10089,4822.640.08
19803,571,20593,1052.680.08
19813,668,10496,8992.710.08
19823,768,483100,3792.740.08
19833,871,492103,0092.730.08
19843,975,956104,4642.700.08
19854,081,030105,0742.640.08
19864,186,499105,4692.580.08
19874,292,563106,0642.530.08
19884,399,324106,7612.490.09
19894,506,991107,6672.450.09
19904,615,839108,8482.420.09
19914,725,547109,7082.380.09
19924,836,217110,6702.340.09
19934,949,051112,8342.330.09
19945,065,661116,6102.360.09
19955,187,060121,3992.400.09
19965,314,248127,1882.450.09
19975,446,641132,3932.490.09
19985,581,762135,1212.480.09
19995,716,161134,3992.410.09
20005,847,586131,4252.300.10
20015,974,629127,0432.170.10
20026,098,621123,9922.080.10
20036,223,377124,7562.050.10
20046,354,245130,8682.100.10
20056,494,903140,6582.210.10
20066,646,895151,9922.340.10
20076,808,514161,6192.430.10
20086,976,201167,6872.460.10
20097,144,776168,5752.420.10
20107,310,507165,7312.320.11
20117,472,199161,6922.210.11
20127,631,001158,8022.130.11
20137,788,380157,3792.060.11
20147,946,730158,3502.030.11
20158,107,775161,0452.030.11
20168,271,762163,9872.020.11
20178,438,036166,2742.010.11
20188,606,323168,2871.990.11
20198,776,109169,7861.970.11