Papua New Guinea

Census Results


1966-06-20 2,184,986
1971-07-07 2,489,936
1980-09-22 3,010,727
1990-07-11 3,761,954
2000-07-09 5,190,786
2011-07-10 7,059,653

General Information


Official name Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Official name [native] Papua New Guinea «English»
Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini «Tok Pisin»
Papua Niu Gini «Hiri Motu»
Capital Port Moresby
Capital [native] Port Moresby «English»
Pot Mosbi «Tok Pisin»
Region Melanesia
ISO code PG
Statistical agency NSO

Name in Chinese 巴布亚新几内亚
Name in Arabic بابوا غينيا الجديدة
Name in Spanish Papua Nueva Guinea
Name in Russian Папуа-Новая Гвинея
Name in French l'État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Administrative units

coderegion
province
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2000-07-09
census
population
2011-07-10
census
Southern Region199,9791,041,8201,456,250
01Western Province (Fly River)Daru98,189153,304201,351
02Gulf ProvinceKerema34,472106,898158,197
03Central ProvincePort Moresby29,998183,983269,756
04National Capital DistrictPort Moresby240254,158364,125
05Milne Bay ProvinceAlotau14,345210,412276,512
06Northern Province (Oro)Popondetta22,735133,065186,309
Highlands Region63,6571,973,9962,854,874
07Southern Highlands ProvinceMendi15,089360,318510,245
08Enga ProvinceWabag11,704295,031432,045
09Western Highlands ProvinceMount Hagen4,299254,227362,850
10Chimbu ProvinceKundiawa6,112259,703376,473
11Eastern Highlands ProvinceGoroka11,157432,972579,825
21Hela Province10,498185,947249,449
22Jiwaka Province4,798185,798343,987
Momase Region141,8371,433,4321,867,657
12Morobe ProvinceLae33,705539,404674,810
13Madang ProvinceMadang28,886365,106493,906
14East Sepik ProvinceWewak43,426343,181450,530
15West Sepik ProvinceVanimo35,820185,741248,411
Islands Region56,602741,5381,096,543
16Manus ProvinceLorengau2,00043,38760,485
17New Ireland ProvinceKavieng9,557118,350194,067
18East New Britain ProvinceKokopo15,274220,133328,369
19West New Britain ProvinceKimbe20,387184,508264,264
20Autonomous Region BougainvilleArawa9,384175,160249,358
 total 462,8405,190,7867,275,324
source: NSO , Papua New Guinea.
note: Hela newly created from Southern Highlands province and Jiwaka from Western Highlands province.

Expanded administrative units

coderegion
province
district
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2000-07-09
census
population
2011-07-10
census
Southern Region199,9791,041,8201,456,250
01Western Province (Fly River)Daru98,189153,304201,351
01Middle Fly DistrictBalimo44,47955,85379,349
02North Fly DistrictKiunga21,84650,91462,850
03South Fly DistrictDaru31,86446,53759,152
02Gulf ProvinceKerema34,472106,898158,197
01Kerema DistrictMalalaua/Kerema7,31865,498107,231
02Kikori DistrictKikori27,15441,40050,966
03Central ProvincePort Moresby29,998183,983269,756
01Abau DistrictAbau7,12438,37855,569
02Goilala DistrictTapini7,58727,34536,092
03Kairuku-Hiri DistrictBereina/Konedobu10,21578,784121,586
04Rigo DistrictKwikila5,07239,47656,509
04National Capital DistrictPort Moresby240254,158364,125
01National Capital DistrictPort Moresby240254,158364,125
05Milne Bay ProvinceAlotau14,345210,412276,512
01Alotau DistrictAlotau/Rabaraba7,83574,64499,539
02Esa'ala DistrictEsa'ala2,32242,64454,467
03Kiriwina - Goodenough DistrictKiriwina1,10749,96663,916
04Samarai - Murua DistrictBwagaoia3,08143,15858,590
06Northern Province (Oro)Popondetta22,735133,065186,309
01Ijivitari DistrictIjivitari12,70967,97599,762
02Sohe DistrictSohe10,02665,09086,547
Highlands Region63,6571,973,9962,854,874
07Southern Highlands ProvinceMendi15,089360,318510,245
01Ialibu / Pangia DistrictIalibu2,41250,79963,478
02Imbonggu DistrictImbonggu1,03260,08680,994
03Kagua / Erave DistrictKagua3,49754,51574,139
06Mendi / Munihu DistrictMendi1,35496,413144,629
07Nipa / Kutubu DistrictNipa6,79498,505147,005
08Enga ProvinceWabag11,704295,031432,045
01Kandep DistrictKandep2,00147,40073,102
02Kompiam DistrictKompiam2,96344,33254,624
03Lagaip / Porgera DistrictLagaip/Porgera4,60891,002158,873
04Wabag DistrictWabag1,09058,75073,649
05Wapenamanda DistrictWapenamanda1,04253,54771,797
09Western Highlands ProvinceMount Hagen4,299254,227362,850
02Dei DistrictDei57649,76781,016
03Mt. Hagen DistrictMt. Hagen52386,951123,299
05Mul / Baiyer DistrictBaiyer1,37656,68683,036
07Tambul / Nebilyer DistrictNebilyer1,82460,82375,499
10Chimbu ProvinceKundiawa6,112259,703376,473
01Chuave DistrictChuave55036,07439,021
02Gumine DistrictGumine70835,97656,860
03Karimui / Nomane DistrictKarimui3,47436,33452,159
04Kerowagi DistrictKerowagi54754,85093,107
05Kundiawa / Gembogl DistrictKundiawa47558,45478,521
06Sina Sina / Yonggamugl DistrictYonggamugl35838,01556,805
11Eastern Highlands ProvinceGoroka11,157432,972579,825
01Daulo DistrictAsaro62530,96045,783
02Goroka DistrictGoroka29671,870103,396
03Henganofi DistrictHenganofi94155,76862,904
04Kainantu DistrictKainantu98991,771126,248
05Lufa DistrictLufa1,35845,86861,057
06Obura / Wonenara DistrictAiyuiri3,91629,68839,919
07Okapa DistrictOkapa2,11062,04173,393
08Unggai / Bena DistrictBena92245,00667,125
21Hela Province10,498185,947249,449
04Komo / Margarima DistrictMargarima3,92864,16296,153
05Koroba / Kopiago DistrictKopiago5,27269,57573,855
08Tari / Pori DistrictTari1,29852,21079,441
22Jiwaka Province4,798185,798343,987
01Anglimp / South Wahgi DistrictMinj1,97096,570194,109
04Jimi DistrictTabibuga2,37537,38571,379
06North Wahgi DistrictBanz45351,84378,499
Momase Region141,8371,433,4321,867,657
12Morobe ProvinceLae33,705539,404674,810
01Bulolo DistrictBulolo7,18077,232101,568
02Finschhafen DistrictGagidu2,64245,28754,672
03Huon DistrictSalamaua7,40159,52377,564
04Kabwum DistrictKabwum2,77841,88343,472
05Lae DistrictLae 119,178148,934
06Markham DistrictKaiapit4,31149,36962,495
07Menyamya DistrictMenyamya3,72968,54687,209
08Nawae DistrictBoana3,12935,05944,556
09Tewai / Siassi DistrictSialum2,53543,32754,340
13Madang ProvinceMadang28,886365,106493,906
01Bogia DistrictBogia3,97857,10475,067
02Madang DistrictMadang2,56586,693110,978
03Middle Ramu DistrictSimbai7,22257,87978,892
04Rai Coast DistrictRai Coast5,43356,29983,218
05Sumkar DistrictKarkar2,00167,05284,944
06Usino Bundi DistrictUsino7,68740,07960,807
14East Sepik ProvinceWewak43,426343,181450,530
01Ambunti / Dreikikir DistrictAmbunti10,78455,39771,491
02Angoram DistrictAngoram17,54668,79698,135
03Maprik DistrictMaprik1,09757,80672,235
04Wewak DistrictWewak2,28463,96587,761
05Wosera Gawi DistrictWosera9,05549,40862,030
06Yangoru Saussia DistrictYangoru2,66047,80958,878
15West Sepik ProvinceVanimo35,820185,741248,411
01Aitape / Lumi DistrictAitape5,68953,38272,319
02Nuku DistrictNuku3,50346,02158,158
03Telefomin DistrictTelefomin16,33335,58748,882
04Vanimo / Green River DistrictVanimo10,29550,75169,052
Islands Region56,602741,5381,096,543
16Manus ProvinceLorengau2,00043,38760,485
01Manus DistrictLorengau2,00043,38760,485
17New Ireland ProvinceKavieng9,557118,350194,067
01Kavieng DistrictKavieng2,98353,42183,162
02Namatanai DistrictNamatanai6,57464,929110,905
18East New Britain ProvinceKokopo15,274220,133328,369
01Gazelle DistrictKerevat3,70089,776129,317
02Kokopo DistrictKokopo40858,34587,829
03Pomio DistrictPomio11,07144,96471,836
04Rabaul DistrictRabaul9527,04839,387
19West New Britain ProvinceKimbe20,387184,508264,264
01Kandrian / Gloucester DistrictKandrian12,49955,71674,265
02Talasea DistrictKimbe7,888128,792189,999
20Autonomous Region BougainvilleArawa9,384175,160249,358
01North Bougainville DistrictBuka3,00773,091109,023
02Central Bougainville DistrictArawa/Kieta2,59241,48558,660
03South Bougainville DistrictBuin3,78560,58481,675
 total 462,8405,190,7867,275,324
source: NSO , Papua New Guinea.
note: Hela newly created from Southern Highlands province and Jiwaka from Western Highlands province.

Main cities

namepopulation
2011-07-10
prelim. census
Port Moresby318,128
Lae71,286
Mount Hagen29,176
Kokopo Vunamami27,627
Wewak22,714
Popondetta22,679
source: NSO , Papua New Guinea.