Papua New Guinea Rural Population 1960-2021

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 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.
  • Papua New Guinea rural population for 2017 was 7,332,486, a 1.95% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 898,024,053
Pakistan 138,797,696
Indonesia 118,597,107
Bangladesh 101,815,917
Nigeria 99,033,580
Vietnam 60,992,356
Egypt 58,552,675
Philippines 57,630,884
Kenya 38,718,025
Myanmar 37,466,040
Sudan 28,391,086
Sri Lanka 17,817,298
Uzbekistan 16,973,620
Morocco 13,460,542
Ukraine 13,413,416
Ghana 13,252,922
Cambodia 12,667,630
Cameroon 11,266,065
Angola 10,903,384
Zambia 10,179,380
Papua New Guinea 7,753,046
Lao PDR 4,635,257
Kyrgyz Republic 4,162,200
Honduras 4,124,378
Tunisia 3,596,642
Bolivia 3,487,551
Nicaragua 2,715,272
Mauritania 2,077,143
Congo, Rep. 1,775,225
El Salvador 1,722,476
Lesotho 1,520,399
Georgia 1,505,916
Moldova 1,496,110
West Bank and Gaza 1,118,249
Mongolia 1,027,515
Timor-Leste 905,506
Eswatini 879,741
Solomon Islands 517,425
Bhutan 445,097
Vanuatu 228,750
Djibouti 216,748
Cabo Verde 185,411
Micronesia 88,643
Sao Tome and Principe 56,206
Kiribati 53,041
Papua New Guinea Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
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 %