Guyana Population clock (live)

22-07-2018 17:17:45
Current population
Current male population (50.2%)
Current female population (49.8%)
Births this year
Births today
Deaths this year
Deaths today
Net migration this year
Net migration today
Population growth this year
Population growth today

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

Quick facts about the population of Guyana

Current population (as of Sunday, July 22 2018)
Total area
214,970 km2 (83,000 mi2)
Population density
3.6 per km2 (9.3 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.01 (389,349 men to 386,011 women)
Median age
24.6 years
Life expectancy
67.1 years (63.3 - men, 71.1 - women)
88.5 %

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

Guyana population 2018

During 2018 Guyana population is projected to increased by 2,793 people and reach 776,601 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 8,349. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 5,556 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Guyana 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 Guyana population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Guyana will be increased by 8 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Guyana 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Guyana was estimated to be 773,808 people. This is an increase of 0.36 % (2,783 people) compared to population of 771,025 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 8,319. Due to external migration, the population declined by 5,536. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.010 (1,010 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 Guyana population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

Guyana population density

Guyana population density is 3.6 people per square kilometer (9.3/mi2) as of July 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Guyana divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Guyana. The total area of Guyana is 214,970 km2 (83,000 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Guyana

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Religiously Unaffiliated15,5072.0

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Sunday, July 22 2018).

Guyana age structure

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

31.9 63.3 4.8

- 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.

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 Guyana 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 "Guyana 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 Guyana is 58 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Guyana must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Guyana is relatively 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 Guyana is 50.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Guyana is 7.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Guyana 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 Guyana is 67.1 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 63.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 71.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 466,376 persons or 88.51% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Guyana are able to read and write. Accordingly about 60,526 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 87.2% (226,820 persons). 33,304 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 89.8% (239,556 persons). 27,222 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 94.05% and 94.76% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 94.38%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Guyana historical population (1951 - 2018)

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

Guyana population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951413,426N/A %
1952428,0703.54 %
1953444,0553.73 %
1954460,5333.71 %
1955476,9233.56 %
1956492,9253.36 %
1957508,5143.16 %
1958523,9123.03 %
1959539,5332.98 %
1960555,8423.02 %
1961573,1283.11 %
1962591,2973.17 %
1963609,7233.12 %
1964627,3332.89 %
1965643,0792.51 %
1966656,3562.06 %
1967667,1591.65 %
1968676,0271.33 %
1969683,8631.16 %
1970691,6101.13 %
1971699,6861.17 %
1972708,0001.19 %
1973716,5541.21 %
1974725,5731.26 %
1975735,1971.33 %
1976745,5881.41 %
1977756,7271.49 %
1978767,8361.47 %
1979777,4521.25 %
1980784,1460.86 %
1981787,1710.39 %
1982786,597-0.07 %
1983782,917-0.47 %
1984776,835-0.78 %
1985769,173-0.99 %
1986760,321-1.15 %
1987750,374-1.31 %
1988740,011-1.38 %
1989730,555-1.28 %
1990723,260-1.00 %
1991718,892-0.60 %
1992717,562-0.19 %
1993718,7660.17 %
1994721,5700.39 %
1995724,9630.47 %
1996728,4440.48 %
1997732,0240.49 %
1998735,5850.49 %
1999738,7530.43 %
2000741,2040.33 %
2001742,6910.20 %
2002743,1350.06 %
2003742,822-0.04 %
2004742,350-0.06 %
2005742,329-0.00 %
2006743,1000.10 %
2007744,6720.21 %
2008746,8670.29 %
2009749,4230.34 %
2010752,0560.35 %
2011754,6230.34 %
2012757,1470.33 %
2013759,7220.34 %
2014762,4630.36 %
2015765,4890.40 %
2016768,2520.36 %
2017771,0250.36 %
2018773,8080.36 %

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