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»
Capital Port Moresby
Capital [native] Port Moresby «English»
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
prelim. census
Highlands Region63,6571,973,9963,001,598
07Southern Highlands ProvinceMendi15,089360,318515,511
08Hela Province10,498185,947352,698
09Enga ProvinceWabag11,704295,031452,596
10Western Highlands ProvinceMount Hagen4,299254,227352,934
11Jiwaka Province4,798185,798341,928
12Chimbu ProvinceKundiawa6,112259,703403,772
13Eastern Highlands ProvinceGoroka11,157432,972582,159
Islands Region56,602741,538959,694
18Manus ProvinceLorengau2,00043,38750,321
19New Ireland ProvinceKavieng9,557118,350161,165
20East New Britain ProvinceRabaul15,274220,133271,252
21West New Britain ProvinceKimbe20,387184,508242,676
22Autonomous Region BougainvilleArawa9,384175,160234,280
Momase Region141,8371,433,4321,795,474
14Morobe ProvinceLae33,705539,404646,876
15Madang ProvinceMadang28,886365,106487,460
16East Sepik ProvinceWewak43,426343,181433,481
17West Sepik ProvinceVanimo35,820185,741227,657
Southern Region199,9791,041,8201,302,887
01Western (Fly River) ProvinceDaru98,189153,304180,455
02Gulf ProvinceKerema34,472106,898121,128
03Central ProvincePort Moresby29,998183,983237,016
04National Capital DistrictPort Moresby240254,158318,128
05Milne Bay ProvinceAlotau14,345210,412269,954
06Northern (Oro) ProvincePopondetta22,735133,065176,206
 total 462,8405,190,7867,059,653
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
prelim. census
Highlands Region63,6571,973,9963,001,598
07Southern Highlands ProvinceMendi15,089360,318515,511
01Ialibu / Pangia DistrictIalibu2,41250,79959,507
02Imbonggu DistrictImbonggu1,03260,08668,437
03Kagua / Erave DistrictKagua3,49754,51583,565
06Mendi / Munihu DistrictMendi1,35496,413150,016
07Nipa / Kutubu DistrictNipa6,79498,505153,986
08Hela Province10,498185,947352,698
04Komo / Margarima DistrictMargarima3,92864,162132,746
05Koroba / Kopiago DistrictKopiago5,27269,575136,876
08Tari / Pori DistrictTari1,29852,21083,076
09Enga ProvinceWabag11,704295,031452,596
01Kandep DistrictKandep2,00147,40072,849
02Kompiam DistrictKompiam2,96344,33253,784
03Lagaip / Porgera DistrictLagaip/Porgera4,60891,002173,644
04Wabag DistrictWabag1,09058,75069,862
05Wapenamanda DistrictWapenamanda1,04253,54782,457
10Western Highlands ProvinceMount Hagen4,299254,227352,934
02Dei DistrictDei57649,76778,080
03Mt. Hagen DistrictMt. Hagen52386,951120,148
05Mul / Baiyer DistrictBaiyer1,37656,68685,151
07Tambul / Nebilyer DistrictNebilyer1,82460,82369,555
11Jiwaka Province4,798185,798341,928
01Anglimp / South Wahgi DistrictMinj1,97096,570190,981
04Jimi DistrictTabibuga2,37537,38571,228
06North Wahgi DistrictBanz45351,84379,719
12Chimbu ProvinceKundiawa6,112259,703403,772
01Chuave DistrictChuave55036,07438,339
02Gumine DistrictGumine70835,97664,249
03Karimui / Nomane DistrictKarimui3,47436,33454,907
04Kerowagi DistrictKerowagi54754,850103,149
05Kundiawa / Gembogl DistrictKundiawa47558,45481,042
06Sina Sina / Yonggamugl DistrictYonggamugl35838,01562,086
13Eastern Highlands ProvinceGoroka11,157432,972582,159
01Daulo DistrictAsaro62530,96046,989
02Goroka DistrictGoroka29671,87097,282
03Henganofi DistrictHenganofi94155,76863,791
04Kainantu DistrictKainantu98991,771129,153
05Lufa DistrictLufa1,35845,86862,001
06Obura / Wonenara DistrictAiyuiri3,91629,68840,453
07Okapa DistrictOkapa2,11062,04174,616
08Unggai / Bena DistrictBena92245,00667,874
Islands Region56,602741,538959,694
18Manus ProvinceLorengau2,00043,38750,321
01Manus DistrictLorengau2,00043,38750,321
19New Ireland ProvinceKavieng9,557118,350161,165
01Kavieng DistrictKavieng2,98353,42168,532
02Namatanai DistrictNamatanai6,57464,92992,633
20East New Britain ProvinceRabaul15,274220,133271,252
01Gazelle DistrictKerevat3,70089,776107,217
02Kokopo DistrictKokopo40858,34573,896
03Pomio DistrictPomio11,07144,96458,061
04Rabaul DistrictRabaul9527,04832,078
21West New Britain ProvinceKimbe20,387184,508242,676
01Kandrian / Gloucester DistrictKandrian12,49955,71669,090
02Talasea DistrictKimbe7,888128,792173,586
22Autonomous Region BougainvilleArawa9,384175,160234,280
01North Bougainville DistrictBuka3,00773,09198,458
02Central Bougainville DistrictArawa/Kieta2,59241,48560,311
03South Bougainville DistrictBuin3,78560,58475,511
Momase Region141,8371,433,4321,795,474
14Morobe ProvinceLae33,705539,404646,876
01Bulolo DistrictBulolo7,18077,232100,211
02Finschhafen DistrictGagidu2,64245,28750,768
03Huon DistrictSalamaua7,40159,52385,038
04Kabwum DistrictKabwum2,77841,88341,369
05Lae DistrictLae 119,178123,437
06Markham DistrictKaiapit4,31149,36966,101
07Menyamya DistrictMenyamya3,72968,54682,151
08Nawae DistrictBoana3,12935,05944,284
09Tewai / Siassi DistrictSialum2,53543,32753,517
15Madang ProvinceMadang28,886365,106487,460
01Bogia DistrictBogia3,97857,10477,925
02Madang DistrictMadang2,56586,693112,926
03Middle Ramu DistrictSimbai7,22257,87978,375
04Rai Coast DistrictRai Coast5,43356,29972,956
05Sumkar DistrictKarkar2,00167,05284,345
06Usino Bundi DistrictUsino7,68740,07960,933
16East Sepik ProvinceWewak43,426343,181433,481
01Ambunti / Dreikikir DistrictAmbunti10,78455,39769,985
02Angoram DistrictAngoram17,54668,79690,674
03Maprik DistrictMaprik1,09757,80671,752
04Wewak DistrictWewak2,28463,96579,521
05Wosera Gawi DistrictWosera9,05549,40863,997
06Yangoru Saussia DistrictYangoru2,66047,80957,552
17West Sepik ProvinceVanimo35,820185,741227,657
01Aitape / Lumi DistrictAitape5,68953,38266,074
02Nuku DistrictNuku3,50346,02158,998
03Telefomin DistrictTelefomin16,33335,58740,327
04Vanimo / Green River DistrictVanimo10,29550,75162,258
Southern Region199,9791,041,8201,302,887
01Western (Fly River) ProvinceDaru98,189153,304180,455
01Middle Fly DistrictBalimo44,47955,85363,805
02North Fly DistrictKiunga21,84650,91460,256
03South Fly DistrictDaru31,86446,53756,394
02Gulf ProvinceKerema34,472106,898121,128
01Kerema DistrictMalalaua/Kerema7,31865,49879,896
02Kikori DistrictKikori27,15441,40041,232
03Central ProvincePort Moresby29,998183,983237,016
01Abau DistrictAbau7,12438,37846,690
02Goilala DistrictTapini7,58727,34530,798
03Kairuku-Hiri DistrictBereina/Konedobu10,21578,784109,404
04Rigo DistrictKwikila5,07239,47650,124
04National Capital DistrictPort Moresby240254,158318,128
01National Capital DistrictPort Moresby240254,158318,128
05Milne Bay ProvinceAlotau14,345210,412269,954
01Alotau DistrictAlotau/Rabaraba7,83574,64494,430
02Esa'ala DistrictEsa'ala2,32242,64455,061
03Kiriwina - Goodenough DistrictKiriwina1,10749,96664,735
04Samarai - Murua DistrictBwagaoia3,08143,15855,728
06Northern (Oro) ProvincePopondetta22,735133,065176,206
01Ijivitari DistrictIjivitari12,70967,97591,115
02Sohe DistrictSohe10,02665,09085,091
 total 462,8405,190,7867,059,653
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.