Guinea-Bissau Population clock

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

Guinea-Bissau population 2017

During 2017 Guinea-Bissau population is projected to increased by 46 203 people and reach 1 957 783 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 48 401. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2 198 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 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Guinea-Bissau population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Guinea-Bissau will be increased by 127 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Guinea-Bissau 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Guinea-Bissau was estimated to be 1 911 580 people. This is an increase of 2.42 % (45 113 people) compared to population of 1 866 467 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 47 259. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2 146. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.983 (983 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 2016.

Below are the key figures for Guinea-Bissau population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Guinea-Bissau population density

Guinea-Bissau population density is 52.9 people per square kilometer as of June 2017. 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 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Guinea-Bissau age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 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 678 305 persons or 59.54% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Guinea-Bissau are able to read and write. Accordingly about 460 958 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 71.78% (391 813 persons). 154 077 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 48.28% (286 492 persons). 306 881 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 - 2017)

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 %

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