Urban Population in Papua New Guinea

Urban population reached 1.08 mil in 2017 in Papua New Guinea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.46 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Papua New Guinea reached an all time high of 1.08 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.075 mil in 1960. When compared to Papua New Guinea's main peers, urban population in Australia amounted to 21.1 mil, 144 mil in Indonesia, 4.15 mil in New Zealand and 49.0 mil in Philippines in 2017.

Papua New Guinea has been ranked 150th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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