Guinea-Bissau Population clock (live)

18-02-2018 10:11:25
1,964,066
Current population
973,474
Current male population (49.6%)
990,592
Current female population (50.4%)
9,811
Births this year
94
Births today
3,229
Deaths this year
31
Deaths today
-299
Net migration this year
-3
Net migration today
6,283
Population growth this year
60
Population growth today

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

Quick facts about the population of Guinea-Bissau


Current population (as of Sunday, February 18 2018)
1,964,006
Total area
36,120 km2 (13,946 mi2)
Population density
54.4 per km2 (140.8 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.98 (973,474 men to 990,592 women)
Median age
18.9 years
Life expectancy
48.7 years (46.8 - men, 50.7 - women)
Literacy
59.9 %

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

Guinea-Bissau population 2018

During 2018 Guinea-Bissau population is projected to increased by 47,320 people and reach 2,005,103 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 49,571. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2,251 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Guinea-Bissau 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-Bissau population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Guinea-Bissau will be increased by 130 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Guinea-Bissau 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Guinea-Bissau was estimated to be 1,957,783 people. This is an increase of 2.42 % (46,203 people) compared to population of 1,911,580 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 48,401. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2,198. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.980 (980 males per 1 000 females) which is lower 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-Bissau population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1 - 2018

Guinea-Bissau population density

Guinea-Bissau population density is 54.2 people per square kilometer (140.4/mi2) as of February 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Guinea-Bissau divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Guinea-Bissau. The total area of Guinea-Bissau is 36,120 km2 (13,946 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Guinea-Bissau age structure

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

40.4 56.4 3.2

- 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-Bissau 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-Bissau 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-Bissau is 77.2 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Guinea-Bissau must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 77.2 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Guinea-Bissau 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-Bissau is 71.6 %.

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-Bissau is 5.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Guinea-Bissau 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-Bissau is 48.7 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 46.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 50.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 694,699 persons or 59.54% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Guinea-Bissau are able to read and write. Accordingly about 472,100 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 71.78% (401,283 persons). 157,801 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 48.28% (293,417 persons). 314,298 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 80.85% and 73.71% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 77.28%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Guinea-Bissau historical population (1951 - 2018)

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

Guinea-Bissau population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951539,766N/A %
1952548,0681.54 %
1953555,8601.42 %
1954563,5471.38 %
1955571,3921.39 %
1956579,5131.42 %
1957587,8861.44 %
1958596,3601.44 %
1959604,6841.40 %
1960612,5901.31 %
1961619,9101.19 %
1962626,6931.09 %
1963633,2831.05 %
1964640,2781.10 %
1965648,2641.25 %
1966657,5821.44 %
1967668,2451.62 %
1968680,0241.76 %
1969692,5361.84 %
1970705,3731.85 %
1971718,3461.84 %
1972731,4901.83 %
1973744,8151.82 %
1974758,2431.80 %
1975771,7281.78 %
1976785,2211.75 %
1977798,7201.72 %
1978812,4261.72 %
1979826,7201.76 %
1980841,9771.85 %
1981858,4171.95 %
1982876,0572.05 %
1983894,7792.14 %
1984914,3852.19 %
1985934,6602.22 %
1986955,4902.23 %
1987976,8792.24 %
1988998,8432.25 %
19891,021,3822.26 %
19901,044,5032.26 %
19911,068,2002.27 %
19921,092,4502.27 %
19931,117,2072.27 %
19941,142,4092.26 %
19951,167,9942.24 %
19961,193,9422.22 %
19971,220,2632.20 %
19981,246,9722.19 %
19991,274,0762.17 %
20001,301,5912.16 %
20011,329,5512.15 %
20021,358,0072.14 %
20031,387,0422.14 %
20041,416,7662.14 %
20051,447,3002.16 %
20061,478,6942.17 %
20071,510,9732.18 %
20081,544,3182.21 %
20091,579,0632.25 %
20101,615,5142.31 %
20111,653,8532.37 %
20121,694,0652.43 %
20131,735,8792.47 %
20141,778,8262.47 %
20151,822,4192.45 %
20161,866,4672.42 %
20171,911,5802.42 %
20181,957,7832.42 %

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