Papua New Guinea Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Papua New Guinea rural population for 2021 was 7,891,952, a 1.79% increase from 2020.
  • Papua New Guinea rural population for 2020 was 7,753,046, a 1.84% increase from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea rural population for 2019 was 7,613,283, a 1.88% increase from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea rural population for 2018 was 7,472,957, a 1.92% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
Papua New Guinea Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 7,891,952 86.54 1.78%
2020 7,753,046 86.66 1.82%
2019 7,613,283 86.75 1.86%
2018 7,472,957 86.83 1.90%
2017 7,332,486 86.90 1.93%
2016 7,192,301 86.95 1.96%
2015 7,052,789 86.99 1.98%
2014 6,914,611 87.01 2.00%
2013 6,777,611 87.02 2.05%
2012 6,640,346 87.02 2.12%
2011 6,500,811 87.00 2.21%
2010 6,358,756 86.98 2.31%
2009 6,213,310 86.96 2.41%
2008 6,065,457 86.95 2.45%
2007 5,918,427 86.93 2.42%
2006 5,776,746 86.91 2.33%
2005 5,643,485 86.89 2.21%
2004 5,520,125 86.87 2.10%
2003 5,405,253 86.85 2.05%
2002 5,295,799 86.84 2.07%
2001 5,187,052 86.82 2.17%
2000 5,075,474 86.80 2.47%
1999 4,951,629 86.63 2.58%
1998 4,825,493 86.45 2.65%
1997 4,699,137 86.28 2.67%
1996 4,575,523 86.10 2.63%
1995 4,456,673 85.92 2.58%
1994 4,343,199 85.74 2.54%
1993 4,234,162 85.56 2.52%
1992 4,128,726 85.37 2.53%
1991 4,025,407 85.18 2.56%
1990 3,923,744 85.01 2.15%
1989 3,840,366 85.21 2.18%
1988 3,757,503 85.41 2.22%
1987 3,674,873 85.61 2.27%
1986 3,592,309 85.81 2.32%
1985 3,509,761 86.00 2.39%
1984 3,427,030 86.19 2.44%
1983 3,344,348 86.38 2.48%
1982 3,262,456 86.57 2.49%
1981 3,182,372 86.76 2.45%
1980 3,105,273 86.95 2.38%
1979 3,032,306 87.18 2.35%
1978 2,962,002 87.41 2.31%
1977 2,894,232 87.63 2.29%
1976 2,828,713 87.85 2.27%
1975 2,765,349 88.07 2.24%
1974 2,704,153 88.28 2.20%
1973 2,645,234 88.49 2.17%
1972 2,588,388 88.70 2.13%
1971 2,533,852 88.92 0.93%
1970 2,510,496 90.20 1.07%
1969 2,483,656 91.35 1.20%
1968 2,454,068 92.38 1.29%
1967 2,422,521 93.29 1.36%
1966 2,389,791 94.10 1.70%
1965 2,349,480 94.53 1.66%
1964 2,310,829 94.93 1.61%
1963 2,273,947 95.31 1.57%
1962 2,238,614 95.65 1.53%
1961 2,204,619 95.98 1.50%
1960 2,171,827 96.28 %