Guinea Population clock (live)

23-02-2018 19:32:55
13,532,258
Current population
6,838,456
Current male population (50.5%)
6,693,802
Current female population (49.5%)
74,738
Births this year
1,188
Births today
20,643
Deaths this year
328
Deaths today
-338
Net migration this year
-5
Net migration today
53,756
Population growth this year
855
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Quick facts about the population of Guinea


Current population (as of Friday, February 23 2018)
13,531,404
Total area
245,860 km2 (94,927 mi2)
Population density
55.0 per km2 (142.5 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.02 (6,838,456 men to 6,693,802 women)
Median age
18.4 years
Life expectancy
58.1 years (56.6 - men, 59.6 - women)
Literacy
30.4 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Guinea population 2018

During 2018 Guinea population is projected to increased by 364,324 people and reach 13,842,826 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 366,615. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2,291 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Guinea to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Guinea population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Guinea will be increased by 998 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Guinea 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Guinea was estimated to be 13,478,502 people. This is an increase of 2.70 % (354,735 people) compared to population of 13,123,767 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 356,966. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2,231. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.020 (1,020 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for Guinea population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1 - 2018

Guinea population density

Guinea population density is 54.8 people per square kilometer (142.0/mi2) as of February 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Guinea divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Guinea. The total area of Guinea is 245,860 km2 (94,927 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Guinea age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Guinea had the following population age distribution:

42.5 54 3.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Guinea population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Guinea age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Guinea is 85.3 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Guinea must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 85.3 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Guinea is very high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Guinea is 78.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Guinea is 6.5 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Guinea age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Guinea is 58.1 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 56.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 59.6 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2,353,046 persons or 30.37% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Guinea are able to read and write. Accordingly about 5,394,396 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 38.08% (1,464,591 persons). 2,381,499 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 22.77% (888,455 persons). 3,012,897 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 43.04% and 47.49% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 45.24%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Guinea population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Guinea historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Guinea population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19513,117,600N/A %
19523,163,5431.47 %
19533,206,8251.37 %
19543,249,6541.34 %
19553,293,6691.35 %
19563,339,9271.40 %
19573,388,9031.47 %
19583,440,5371.52 %
19593,494,3241.56 %
19603,549,5411.58 %
19613,605,5961.58 %
19623,662,3691.57 %
19633,720,4401.59 %
19643,780,9621.63 %
19653,844,9041.69 %
19663,913,0051.77 %
19673,985,0431.84 %
19684,058,2041.84 %
19694,127,4521.71 %
19704,187,9091.46 %
19714,237,2721.18 %
19724,276,1550.92 %
19734,306,3550.71 %
19744,330,1250.55 %
19754,350,2420.46 %
19764,368,2520.41 %
19774,385,1600.39 %
19784,404,8130.45 %
19794,433,9730.66 %
19804,479,2161.02 %
19814,545,4321.48 %
19824,634,6491.96 %
19834,744,8662.38 %
19844,870,9852.66 %
19855,007,9602.81 %
19865,151,1212.86 %
19875,299,3062.88 %
19885,461,6643.06 %
19895,656,0573.56 %
19905,898,9634.29 %
19916,200,5965.11 %
19926,559,2525.78 %
19936,953,4796.01 %
19947,345,9775.64 %
19957,699,7114.82 %
19967,993,9163.82 %
19978,228,0832.93 %
19988,414,4742.27 %
19998,572,4591.88 %
20008,723,2511.76 %
20018,877,4611.77 %
20029,035,0221.77 %
20039,197,9301.80 %
20049,373,1721.91 %
20059,566,8972.07 %
20069,783,6622.27 %
200710,025,4112.47 %
200810,289,9392.64 %
200910,571,5632.74 %
201010,864,0882.77 %
201111,164,3792.76 %
201211,472,5592.76 %
201311,788,7472.76 %
201412,112,1272.74 %
201512,442,0592.72 %
201612,778,3682.70 %
201713,123,7672.70 %
201813,478,5022.70 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.