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Southern Highlands

Area of Southern Highlands 15,811.5 km²
Population 565,085
Male Population 291,126 (51.5%)
Female Population 273,957 (48.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +227.3%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +51.5%
Median Age 21.3 years old
Male Median Age 21 years old
Female Median Age 21.7 years old
Timezone Papua New Guinea Time
Southern Highlands is a province in Papua New Guinea. Its provincial capital is the town of Mendi. Source: Wikipedia

Southern Highlands Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 172,656 274,623 373,007 565,085
Population Density 10.9 / km² 17.4 / km² 23.6 / km² 35.7 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Southern Highlands Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 51.5% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Southern Highlands +227.3% +105.8% +51.5%
Papua New Guinea +174.1% +85.6% +43%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Southern Highlands Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 35,080 32,460 67,541
5-9 36,472 34,121 70,594
10-14 33,412 29,705 63,117
15-19 34,792 31,709 66,501
20-24 27,808 26,393 54,202
25-29 24,064 25,237 49,302
30-34 19,686 20,502 40,188
35-39 19,525 20,100 39,625
40-44 15,284 14,804 30,088
45-49 13,955 12,870 26,826
50-54 10,040 8,808 18,849
55-59 7,316 6,246 13,563
60-64 5,533 4,656 10,189
65-69 3,843 3,043 6,886
70-74 2,188 1,679 3,868
75-79 1,214 910 2,125
80-84 536 432 968
85 Plus 376 283 659
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Southern Highlands Population Density

Population Density: 35.7 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Southern Highlands 565,085 15,811.5 km² 35.7 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Southern Highlands Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 42,436 n/a n/a
100 44,457 0.5% 202
200 46,574 0.5% 211
300 48,791 0.5% 221
400 51,115 0.5% 232
500 53,549 0.5% 243
600 56,099 0.5% 255
700 58,770 0.5% 267
800 61,568 0.5% 279
900 64,500 0.5% 293
1000 67,572 0.5% 307
1100 70,789 0.5% 321
1200 74,160 0.5% 337
1300 77,692 0.5% 353
1400 81,391 0.5% 369
1500 85,267 0.5% 387
1600 89,327 0.5% 406
1700 93,581 0.5% 425
1800 93,883 0% 30
1900 91,771 -0.2% -211
1910 91,409 -0.4% -362
1920 96,531 5.6% 5,122
1930 101,927 5.6% 5,396
1940 107,610 5.6% 5,683
1950 113,594 5.6% 5,984
1960 130,564 14.9% 16,970
1970 151,765 16.2% 21,201
1990 274,623 34.5% 61,429
2000 373,007 35.8% 98,384
2020 622,202 29.2% 124,597
2030 730,131 17.3% 107,929
2040 822,778 12.7% 92,647
2050 892,432 8.5% 69,654
2060 941,642 5.5% 49,210
2070 968,675 2.9% 27,033
2080 974,885 0.6% 6,210
2090 963,810 -1.1% -11,075
2100 937,763 -2.7% -26,047
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Southern Highlands CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Southern Highlands 379,702 t 0.67 t 24 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (10)
Earthquake Medium (6)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
Sources:
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute - NGI. 2005. Global Landslide Hazard Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4P848VZ.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Earthquake Hazard Distribution - Peak Ground Acceleration. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4BZ63ZS.

Other places in Papua New Guinea

Place Area Population Population Density
Autonomous Region of Bougainville 9,434 km² 186,800 19.8 / km²
Central 29,794.4 km² 542,132 18.2 / km²
Chimbu (Simbu) Province 6,146.4 km² 458,205 74.5 / km²
East New Britain 15,268.4 km² 249,249 16.3 / km²
East Sepik 43,780.6 km² 451,707 10.3 / km²
Eastern Highlands 11,135.5 km² 621,305 55.8 / km²
Enga 11,521.4 km² 511,330 44.4 / km²
Gulf 34,843.4 km² 122,693 3.52 / km²
Hela 9,716.2 km² 427,946 44.0 / km²
Jiwaka 4,868.5 km² 408,675 83.9 / km²
Madang 29,909.4 km² 517,003 17.3 / km²
Manus 2,122.3 km² 45,068 21.2 / km²
Milne Bay 14,212.2 km² 269,444 19.0 / km²
Morobe 32,808.8 km² 639,124 19.5 / km²
New Ireland 9,715.2 km² 144,672 14.9 / km²
Northern (Oro) Province 22,721.7 km² 184,664 8.13 / km²
West New Britain 20,397.5 km² 235,735 11.6 / km²
West Sepik (Sandaun) Province 35,999.5 km² 233,620 6.49 / km²
Western 98,319.6 km² 178,939 1.82 / km²
Western Highlands 4,251.2 km² 383,132 90.1 / km²
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