Guinea-Bissau Population (LIVE)

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Guinea-Bissau Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Guinea-Bissau is 2,194,776 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Guinea-Bissau 2023 population is estimated at 2,150,842 people at mid year.
  • Guinea-Bissau population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Guinea-Bissau ranks number 148 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Guinea-Bissau is 76 per Km2 (198 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 28,120 Km2 (10,857 sq. miles)
  • 45.3 % of the population is urban (974,902 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Guinea-Bissau is 18.6 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Guinea-Bissau (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuinea-Bissau
Global Rank
2024 2,197,149 2.15 % 46,307 -1,400 18.9 3.77 78 45.8 % 1,006,379 0.03 % 8,118,835,999 148
2023 2,150,842 2.15 % 45,276 -1,400 18.6 3.84 76 45.3 % 974,902 0.03 % 8,045,311,447 148
2022 2,105,566 2.18 % 44,845 -1,400 18.4 3.93 75 44.8 % 944,058 0.03 % 7,975,105,156 149
2020 2,015,828 2.30 % 45,371 -1,394 18.1 4.09 72 43.9 % 884,232 0.03 % 7,840,952,880 150
2015 1,788,919 2.68 % 44,340 -1,393 17.3 4.67 64 41.7 % 745,799 0.02 % 7,426,597,537 151
2010 1,567,220 2.58 % 37,501 -2,257 17.0 5.06 56 39.8 % 624,074 0.02 % 6,985,603,105 151
2005 1,379,713 2.31 % 29,773 -4,662 16.7 5.45 49 38.2 % 526,889 0.02 % 6,558,176,119 150
2000 1,230,849 1.96 % 22,725-6,971 16.2 5.72 44 36.6 % 450,585 0.02 % 6,148,898,975 152
1995 1,117,222 2.79 % 28,734 -4,376 15.7 6.17 40 35.0 % 390,837 0.02 % 5,743,219,454 153
1990 973,551 1.58 % 14,693 -8,150 15.3 6.51 35 32.1 % 312,082 0.02 % 5,316,175,862 153
1985 900,088 1.60 % 13,725 -8,816 15.6 6.74 32 23.7 % 213,223 0.02 % 4,861,730,613 151
1980 831,462 4.74 % 34,365 -8,080 16.5 6.49 30 17.1 % 142,580 0.02 % 4,444,007,706 151
1975 659,635 2.20 % 13,594 26,186 17.5 6.15 23 18.8 % 124,163 0.02 % 4,069,437,231 152
1970 591,663 0.48 % 2,805 1,134 17.6 6.04 21 18.2 % 107,712 0.02 % 3,695,390,336 153
1965 577,638 -0.01 % -59 -19,961 18.9 5.97 21 16.2 % 93,635 0.02 % 3,337,111,983 146
1960 577,933 0.50 % 2,844 -8,009 21.5 5.92 21 14.5 % 83,832 0.02 % 3,019,233,434 148
1955 563,713 0.74 % 4,060 -7,151 21.0 5.89 20 11.9 % 67,249 0.02 % 2,746,072,141 146
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Guinea-Bissau Population Forecast

-1,400
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuinea-Bissau
Global Rank
2025 2,244,368 2.17 % 45,708 -1,400 19.1 3.71 80 46.3 % 1,038,474 0.03 % 8,191,988,453 148
2030 2,484,863 2.06 % 48,099 -1,400 20.4 3.40 88 48.6 % 1,208,633 0.03 % 8,546,141,327 148
2035 2,730,575 1.90 % 49,142 -1,400 21.7 3.13 97 51.1 % 1,396,554 0.03 % 8,879,397,401 145
2040 2,976,354 1.74 % 49,156 -1,400 23.0 2.92 106 53.9 % 1,602,890 0.03 % 9,188,250,492 142
2045 3,216,222 1.56 % 47,974 -1,400 24.2 2.75 114 56.8 % 1,825,798 0.03 % 9,467,543,575 140
2050 3,445,289 1.39 % 45,813   25.4 2.60 123 59.8 % 2,061,916 0.04 % 9,709,491,761 136
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Guinea-Bissau Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Guinea-Bissau
Life Expectancy
60.56 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
51.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
74.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Guinea-Bissau

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bissau 388,028
2 Bafata 22,521

See also

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Notes

The Guinea-Bissau Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Guinea-Bissau delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Guinea-Bissau (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Guinea-Bissau in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.