Papua New Guinea Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Papua New Guinea population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Papua New Guinea in 2021 is 19.70 people per square kilometer, a 1.92% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2020 was 19.33 people per square kilometer, a 1.95% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2019 was 18.96 people per square kilometer, a 1.97% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2018 was 18.59 people per square kilometer, a 1.99% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,126.49
Micronesia 792.00
India 423.88
Philippines 370.16
Sri Lanka 327.65
El Salvador 309.81
Vietnam 296.38
Pakistan 282.88
Sao Tome and Principe 232.68
Nigeria 228.85
Kiribati 149.87
Indonesia 144.42
Cabo Verde 139.43
Ghana 133.03
Moldova 118.88
Egypt 104.11
Kenya 94.74
Cambodia 93.61
Timor-Leste 90.37
Honduras 89.46
Morocco 83.63
Myanmar 81.00
Uzbekistan 75.85
Tunisia 72.95
Ukraine 72.02
Lesotho 71.12
Eswatini 67.53
Cameroon 57.26
Georgia 57.10
Nicaragua 51.41
Djibouti 43.20
Angola 27.22
Vanuatu 25.80
Zambia 25.14
Solomon Islands 24.36
Bhutan 20.31
Papua New Guinea 19.70
Bolivia 10.77
Mauritania 4.63
Mongolia 2.13
Sudan 0.00
Papua New Guinea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 19.70 1.92%
2020 19.33 1.95%
2019 18.96 1.97%
2018 18.59 1.99%
2017 18.23 2.01%
2016 17.87 2.02%
2015 17.52 2.03%
2014 17.17 2.03%
2013 16.83 2.06%
2012 16.49 2.13%
2011 16.14 2.21%
2010 15.79 2.32%
2009 15.44 2.42%
2008 15.07 2.46%
2007 14.71 2.43%
2006 14.36 2.34%
2005 14.03 2.21%
2004 13.73 2.10%
2003 13.45 2.05%
2002 13.18 2.08%
2001 12.91 2.17%
2000 12.63 2.30%
1999 12.35 2.41%
1998 12.06 2.48%
1997 11.77 2.49%
1996 11.48 2.45%
1995 11.21 2.40%
1994 10.94 2.36%
1993 10.69 2.33%
1992 10.45 2.34%
1991 10.21 2.38%
1990 9.97 2.42%
1989 9.74 2.45%
1988 9.51 2.49%
1987 9.27 2.53%
1986 9.05 2.58%
1985 8.82 2.64%
1984 8.59 2.70%
1983 8.36 2.73%
1982 8.14 2.74%
1981 7.93 2.71%
1980 7.72 2.68%
1979 7.51 2.64%
1978 7.32 2.60%
1977 7.14 2.57%
1976 6.96 2.54%
1975 6.78 2.51%
1974 6.62 2.47%
1973 6.46 2.44%
1972 6.30 2.41%
1971 6.16 2.39%
1970 6.01 2.37%
1969 5.87 2.34%
1968 5.74 2.30%
1967 5.61 2.25%
1966 5.49 2.18%
1965 5.37 2.10%
1964 5.26 2.02%
1963 5.16 1.95%
1962 5.06 1.88%
1961 4.96 1.83%
1960 4.87 1.77%
1959 4.79 1.69%
1958 4.71 1.60%
1957 4.64 1.48%
1956 4.57 1.34%
1955 4.51 1.19%
1954 4.45 1.02%
1953 4.41 0.83%
1952 4.37 0.64%
1951 4.35 0.45%
1950 4.33 0.00%