Papua New Guinea Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Papua New Guinea urban population for 2021 was 1,227,053, a 2.77% increase from 2020.
  • Papua New Guinea urban population for 2020 was 1,193,981, a 2.68% increase from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea urban population for 2019 was 1,162,836, a 2.6% increase from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea urban population for 2018 was 1,133,367, a 2.52% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
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Papua New Guinea Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 1,227,053 13.46 2.73%
2020 1,193,981 13.35 2.64%
2019 1,162,836 13.25 2.57%
2018 1,133,367 13.17 2.48%
2017 1,105,552 13.10 2.39%
2016 1,079,465 13.05 2.29%
2015 1,054,983 13.01 2.19%
2014 1,032,122 12.99 2.09%
2013 1,010,777 12.98 2.01%
2012 990,657 12.98 1.96%
2011 971,385 13.00 2.04%
2010 951,756 13.02 2.16%
2009 931,464 13.04 2.25%
2008 910,743 13.06 2.30%
2007 890,076 13.07 2.26%
2006 870,145 13.09 2.18%
2005 851,417 13.11 2.05%
2004 834,122 13.13 1.94%
2003 818,125 13.15 1.89%
2002 802,822 13.16 1.92%
2001 787,575 13.18 1.98%
2000 772,116 13.20 0.99%
1999 764,537 13.38 1.09%
1998 756,274 13.55 1.17%
1997 747,496 13.72 1.18%
1996 738,735 13.90 1.14%
1995 730,390 14.08 1.09%
1994 722,465 14.26 1.05%
1993 714,891 14.45 1.04%
1992 707,490 14.63 1.04%
1991 700,136 14.82 1.15%
1990 692,099 14.99 3.75%
1989 666,630 14.79 3.79%
1988 641,817 14.59 3.83%
1987 617,702 14.39 3.88%
1986 594,190 14.19 3.94%
1985 571,261 14.00 3.99%
1984 548,920 13.81 4.05%
1983 527,142 13.62 4.09%
1982 506,033 13.43 4.09%
1981 485,730 13.24 4.16%
1980 465,936 13.05 4.42%
1979 445,787 12.82 4.39%
1978 426,629 12.59 4.37%
1977 408,404 12.37 4.33%
1976 391,112 12.15 4.31%
1975 374,595 11.93 4.28%
1974 358,898 11.72 4.25%
1973 343,967 11.51 4.22%
1972 329,750 11.30 4.36%
1971 315,670 11.08 14.66%
1970 272,636 9.80 14.79%
1969 235,149 8.65 14.91%
1968 202,568 7.63 15.03%
1967 174,299 6.71 15.09%
1966 149,892 5.90 9.76%
1965 135,953 5.47 9.70%
1964 123,391 5.07 9.69%
1963 111,996 4.69 9.61%
1962 101,735 4.35 9.59%
1961 92,433 4.02 9.53%
1960 84,031 3.73 %