Guyana Population clock

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

Guyana population 2017

During 2017 Guyana population is projected to increased by 2 783 people and reach 773 808 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 8 319. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 5 536 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 2017

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

The population of Guyana will be increased by 8 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Guyana 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Guyana was estimated to be 771 025 people. This is an increase of 0.36 % (2 773 people) compared to population of 768 252 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 8 289. Due to external migration, the population declined by 5 516. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.009 (1 009 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 Guyana population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Guyana population density

Guyana population density is 3.6 people per square kilometer as of June 2017. 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 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Guyana age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 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.

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 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 464 697 persons or 88.51% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Guyana are able to read and write. Accordingly about 60 308 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 87.2% (226 003 persons). 33 184 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 89.8% (238 694 persons). 27 124 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 - 2017)

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 %

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