Papua New Guinea Urban Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 1,377,571, a 2.9% increase from 2021.
  • Papua New Guinea urban population for 2021 was 1,338,796, a 2.9% increase from 2020.
  • Papua New Guinea urban population for 2020 was 1,301,089, a 2.9% increase from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea urban population for 2019 was 1,264,379, a 2.92% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Nigeria 116,965,442
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Philippines 55,441,746
Egypt 47,689,118
Vietnam 38,063,117
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El Salvador 4,737,530
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Nicaragua 4,138,184
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Lao PDR 2,830,480
Mauritania 2,695,952
Kyrgyz Republic 2,548,584
Mongolia 2,342,494
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Papua New Guinea 1,377,571
Moldova 1,119,250
Djibouti 878,521
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Bhutan 341,823
Eswatini 295,322
Solomon Islands 185,298
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Kiribati 74,878
Micronesia 26,505
Papua New Guinea Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 1,377,571 13.58 2.86%
2021 1,338,796 13.46 2.86%
2020 1,301,089 13.35 2.86%
2019 1,264,379 13.25 2.87%
2018 1,228,566 13.17 2.84%
2017 1,194,221 13.10 2.79%
2016 1,161,342 13.05 2.76%
2015 1,129,724 13.01 2.73%
2014 1,099,324 12.99 2.69%
2013 1,070,117 12.98 2.66%
2012 1,042,006 12.98 2.64%
2011 1,014,863 13.00 2.76%
2010 987,266 13.02 2.87%
2009 959,378 13.04 2.91%
2008 931,864 13.06 2.95%
2007 904,791 13.07 2.99%
2006 878,173 13.09 3.03%
2005 851,930 13.11 3.08%
2004 826,104 13.13 3.12%
2003 800,720 13.15 3.17%
2002 775,701 13.16 3.21%
2001 751,175 13.18 3.23%
2000 727,316 13.20 2.17%
1999 711,736 13.38 2.20%
1998 696,260 13.55 2.25%
1997 680,771 13.72 2.30%
1996 665,287 13.90 2.32%
1995 650,041 14.08 2.36%
1994 634,901 14.26 2.39%
1993 619,920 14.45 2.41%
1992 605,150 14.63 2.31%
1991 591,306 14.82 2.01%
1990 579,514 14.99 4.01%
1989 556,750 14.79 3.64%
1988 536,824 14.59 3.55%
1987 518,089 14.39 3.55%
1986 500,007 14.19 3.55%
1985 482,592 14.00 3.52%
1984 465,879 13.81 3.51%
1983 449,829 13.62 3.48%
1982 434,431 13.43 3.46%
1981 419,649 13.24 3.53%
1980 405,082 13.05 3.82%
1979 389,881 12.82 3.86%
1978 375,132 12.59 3.90%
1977 360,787 12.37 3.93%
1976 346,899 12.15 3.98%
1975 333,379 11.93 4.01%
1974 320,262 11.72 4.07%
1973 307,484 11.51 4.14%
1972 295,009 11.30 4.36%
1971 282,413 11.08 14.69%
1970 243,828 9.80 14.82%
1969 210,250 8.65 14.91%
1968 181,121 7.63 15.00%
1967 155,896 6.71 15.09%
1966 134,063 5.90 9.80%
1965 121,553 5.47 9.74%
1964 110,271 5.07 9.83%
1963 99,946 4.69 9.90%
1962 90,529 4.35 10.00%
1961 81,915 4.02 10.21%
1960 73,966 3.73 %