Population of Papua New Guinea 2022 | Religion in Papua New Guinea

Population of Papua New Guinea 2022

Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania that comprises the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia (a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia). It is the world’s third-largest island country. 

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Papua New Guinea in 2021 is 9,119,005 (9.1 Million or 91 lacs)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Papua New Guinea Population 2022

Papua New Guinea has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 1.95%. Its estimated population in 2022 is 92,92,172 (9.3 Million)* equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population. The total Land Area of Papua New Guinea is 452,860 sq. km (174,850 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Papua New Guinea is 20 per Km2 (51 people per mi2).

Population of  Papua New Guinea in 2022 – 9.3 million or 93 Lakhs (Approx)
Poland2022 Population
Total Population92,92,172 (9.3 million or 93 lakhs)
Global Rank97
Share of World Pop.0.11%
Land Area 452,860 sq. km (174,850 sq. mi)
Area Rank54
Pop. Density20 people/sq. km
Capital CityPort Moresby

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Papua New Guinea Demographics
Fertility Rate* 3.59
Infant mortality rate ** 36.6
Median Age  22.4 Years
Life Expectancy 65.22 years
Urban Population 13.1 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea by religion

  • Christian – 95.5%
    -Catholic Church – 26%
    -Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea – 18.4%
    -Seventh-day Adventist – 12.9% 
    -Pentecostal – 10.4%
    -United Church in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands – 10.3%
    -Evangelical Alliance Papua New Guinea – 5.9%
    -Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea – 3.2%
    -Baptist – 2.8%
    -Salvation Army – 0.4%
    -Kwato Church – 0.2%
    -Other Christian 5.1%
  • Non-Christian – 1.4%
  • Not stated – 3.1%

 

Source: Wikipedia

Top Cities in Papua New Guinea by Population

  1. Port Moresby  – 283,733
  2. Lae – 76,255
  3. Arawa – 40,266
  4. Mount Hagen – 33,623
  5. Popondetta – 28,198
  6. Madang – 27,419
  7. Kokopo –  26,273
  8. Mendi – 26,252
  9. Kimbe – 18,847
  10. Goroka – 18,503