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Papua New Guinea People 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Population:
6,064,515 (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 105
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 37.3% (male 1,126,214/female 1,088,211)
[see also: Age structure - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 59.3% (male 1,815,731/female 1,704,430)
[see also: Age structure - 15-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 113,285/female 92,904) (2010 est.)
[see also: Age structure - 65 years and over country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 21.6 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 21.9 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 21.3 years (2010 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]

Population growth rate:
2.033% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 51
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
26.95 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 53
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.62 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 148
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population
country comparison to the world: 112
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 12% of total population (2008)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 1.9% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - under 15 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 1.2 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
[see also: Sex ratio - total population country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 44.59 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 58
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male: 48.47 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 40.52 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 65.99 years
country comparison to the world: 163
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total population country ranks ]
male: 63.78 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 68.31 years (2010 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]

Total fertility rate:
3.54 children born/woman (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 47
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.5% (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 43
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
54,000 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 63
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 1,000 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 75
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria (2009)

Nationality:
noun: Papua New Guinean(s)
adjective: Papua New Guinean

Ethnic groups:
Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian

Religions:
Roman Catholic 27%, Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%, Bahai 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000 census)

Languages:
Tok Pisin, English, and Hiri Motu are official languages; some 860 indigenous languages spoken (over one-tenth of the world's total)
note: Tok Pisin, a creole language, is widely used and understood; English is spoken by 1%-2%; Hiri Motu is spoken by less than 2%

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.3%
[see also: Literacy - total population country ranks ]
male: 63.4%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 50.9% (2000 census)
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
NA
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People - note:
the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea is one of the most heterogeneous in the world; PNG has several thousand separate communities, most with only a few hundred people; divided by language, customs, and tradition, some of these communities have engaged in low-scale tribal conflict with their neighbors for millennia; the advent of modern weapons and modern migrants into urban areas has greatly magnified the impact of this lawlessness


NOTE: The information regarding Papua New Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Papua New Guinea People 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Papua New Guinea People 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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