Papua New Guinea Population Density 1950-2020

Chart and table of Papua New Guinea population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Papua New Guinea in 2020 is 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.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2017 was 18.23 people per square kilometer, a 2.01% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,115.55
Micronesia 784.16
India 419.80
Philippines 365.27
Sri Lanka 326.37
El Salvador 308.28
Vietnam 293.87
Pakistan 277.47
Sao Tome and Principe 228.29
Nigeria 223.15
Kiribati 147.47
Indonesia 142.94
Cabo Verde 137.96
Ghana 130.26
Moldova 119.17
Egypt 102.19
Kenya 92.65
Cambodia 92.35
Timor-Leste 88.66
Honduras 88.05
Morocco 82.66
Myanmar 80.42
Uzbekistan 74.81
Ukraine 72.46
Tunisia 72.24
Lesotho 70.56
Eswatini 66.83
Georgia 57.23
Cameroon 55.83
Nicaragua 50.81
Djibouti 42.59
Angola 26.36
Vanuatu 25.20
Zambia 24.43
Solomon Islands 23.77
Bhutan 20.10
Papua New Guinea 19.33
Bolivia 10.63
Mauritania 4.51
Mongolia 2.10
Sudan 0.00
Papua New Guinea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%