Papua New Guinea - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Papua New Guinea was 7,472,950 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 7,472,950 in 2018 and a minimum value of 2,171,828 in 1960.

Definition: 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.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 2,171,828
1961 2,204,625
1962 2,238,617
1963 2,273,950
1964 2,310,832
1965 2,349,484
1966 2,389,782
1967 2,422,521
1968 2,454,065
1969 2,483,661
1970 2,510,486
1971 2,533,861
1972 2,588,389
1973 2,645,235
1974 2,704,152
1975 2,765,350
1976 2,828,716
1977 2,894,229
1978 2,961,991
1979 3,032,312
1980 3,105,270
1981 3,182,374
1982 3,262,451
1983 3,344,350
1984 3,427,036
1985 3,509,767
1986 3,592,309
1987 3,674,863
1988 3,757,507
1989 3,840,362
1990 3,923,740
1991 4,025,410
1992 4,128,727
1993 4,234,161
1994 4,343,196
1995 4,456,670
1996 4,575,514
1997 4,699,144
1998 4,825,489
1999 4,951,624
2000 5,075,471
2001 5,187,053
2002 5,295,799
2003 5,405,252
2004 5,520,123
2005 5,643,486
2006 5,776,750
2007 5,918,437
2008 6,065,458
2009 6,213,312
2010 6,358,752
2011 6,500,814
2012 6,640,345
2013 6,777,603
2014 6,914,610
2015 7,052,791
2016 7,192,295
2017 7,332,478
2018 7,472,950

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Papua New Guinea was 86.83 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 96.28 in 1960, while its lowest value was 85.01 in 1990.

Definition: 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.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 96.28
1961 95.98
1962 95.65
1963 95.31
1964 94.93
1965 94.53
1966 94.10
1967 93.29
1968 92.38
1969 91.35
1970 90.20
1971 88.92
1972 88.70
1973 88.49
1974 88.28
1975 88.07
1976 87.85
1977 87.63
1978 87.41
1979 87.18
1980 86.95
1981 86.76
1982 86.57
1983 86.38
1984 86.19
1985 86.00
1986 85.81
1987 85.61
1988 85.41
1989 85.21
1990 85.01
1991 85.18
1992 85.37
1993 85.56
1994 85.74
1995 85.92
1996 86.10
1997 86.28
1998 86.45
1999 86.63
2000 86.80
2001 86.82
2002 86.84
2003 86.85
2004 86.87
2005 86.89
2006 86.91
2007 86.93
2008 86.95
2009 86.96
2010 86.98
2011 87.00
2012 87.02
2013 87.02
2014 87.01
2015 86.99
2016 86.95
2017 86.90
2018 86.83

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization