Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Port Moresby in 2020 is 383,000, a 2.13% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Port Moresby in 2019 was 375,000, a 2.18% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Port Moresby in 2018 was 367,000, a 2.23% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Port Moresby in 2017 was 359,000, a 1.99% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Papua New Guinea
City Name Population
Port Moresby 383,000
Port Moresby - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 383,000 2.13%
2019 375,000 2.18%
2018 367,000 2.23%
2017 359,000 1.99%
2016 352,000 2.03%
2015 345,000 2.07%
2014 338,000 2.11%
2013 331,000 1.85%
2012 325,000 2.20%
2011 318,000 1.92%
2010 312,000 2.30%
2009 305,000 2.01%
2008 299,000 2.05%
2007 293,000 2.09%
2006 287,000 2.14%
2005 281,000 1.81%
2004 276,000 2.22%
2003 270,000 1.89%
2002 265,000 2.32%
2001 259,000 1.97%
2000 254,000 2.83%
1999 247,000 2.49%
1998 241,000 2.55%
1997 235,000 2.62%
1996 229,000 2.69%
1995 223,000 2.76%
1994 217,000 2.84%
1993 211,000 2.43%
1992 206,000 2.49%
1991 201,000 3.08%
1990 195,000 4.84%
1989 186,000 4.49%
1988 178,000 4.71%
1987 170,000 4.94%
1986 162,000 4.52%
1985 155,000 4.73%
1984 148,000 4.96%
1983 141,000 5.22%
1982 134,000 4.69%
1981 128,000 4.92%
1980 122,000 5.17%
1979 116,000 5.45%
1978 110,000 5.77%
1977 104,000 5.05%
1976 99,000 5.32%
1975 94,000 5.62%
1974 89,000 4.71%
1973 85,000 4.94%
1972 81,000 6.58%
1971 76,000 11.76%
1970 68,000 13.33%
1969 60,000 13.21%
1968 53,000 12.77%
1967 47,000 11.90%
1966 42,000 5.00%
1965 40,000 8.11%
1964 37,000 5.71%
1963 35,000 6.06%
1962 33,000 6.45%
1961 31,000 6.90%
1960 29,000 7.41%
1959 27,000 3.85%
1958 26,000 8.33%
1957 24,000 4.35%
1956 23,000 9.52%
1955 21,000 5.00%
1954 20,000 5.26%
1953 19,000 5.56%
1952 18,000 5.88%
1951 17,000 6.25%
1950 16,000 0.00%