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West New Britain

Area of West New Britain 20,397.5 km²
Population 235,735
Male Population 124,690 (52.9%)
Female Population 111,045 (47.1%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +164.4%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +35.5%
Median Age 21.3 years old
Male Median Age 21 years old
Female Median Age 21.7 years old
Timezone Papua New Guinea Time
West New Britain is a province of Papua New Guinea on the islands of New Britain. Source: Wikipedia

West New Britain Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 89,166 132,068 174,024 235,735
Population Density 4.37 / km² 6.47 / km² 8.53 / km² 11.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

West New Britain Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 35.5% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
West New Britain +164.4% +78.5% +35.5%
Papua New Guinea +174.1% +85.6% +43%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

West New Britain Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 15,025 13,157 28,183
5-9 15,621 13,830 29,452
10-14 14,311 12,040 26,351
15-19 14,901 12,853 27,755
20-24 11,910 10,698 22,609
25-29 10,307 10,230 20,537
30-34 8,432 8,310 16,742
35-39 8,363 8,147 16,511
40-44 6,546 6,000 12,547
45-49 5,977 5,217 11,194
50-54 4,301 3,570 7,871
55-59 3,133 2,532 5,666
60-64 2,370 1,887 4,257
65-69 1,646 1,233 2,880
70-74 937 681 1,618
75-79 520 369 889
80-84 230 175 405
85 Plus 161 115 276
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

West New Britain Population Density

Population Density: 11.6 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
West New Britain 235,735 20,397.5 km² 11.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

West New Britain Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 51,972 n/a n/a
100 54,447 0.5% 247
200 57,040 0.5% 259
300 59,756 0.5% 271
400 62,601 0.5% 284
500 65,582 0.5% 298
600 68,705 0.5% 312
700 71,977 0.5% 327
800 75,404 0.5% 342
900 78,995 0.5% 359
1000 82,756 0.5% 376
1100 86,697 0.5% 394
1200 90,826 0.5% 412
1300 95,151 0.5% 432
1400 99,682 0.5% 453
1500 104,428 0.5% 474
1600 109,401 0.5% 497
1700 114,611 0.5% 521
1800 89,350 -2.5% -2,526
1900 59,996 -3.9% -2,935
1910 57,297 -4.5% -2,699
1920 57,993 1.2% 696
1930 58,675 1.2% 682
1940 59,350 1.2% 675
1950 60,027 1.1% 677
1960 66,114 10.1% 6,087
1970 73,663 11.4% 7,549
1990 132,068 33.9% 29,202
2000 174,024 31.8% 41,956
2020 260,759 22.4% 43,367
2030 308,779 18.4% 48,020
2040 350,071 13.4% 41,292
2050 381,775 9.1% 31,704
2060 404,460 5.9% 22,685
2070 418,198 3.4% 13,738
2080 422,759 1.1% 4,561
2090 419,352 -0.8% -3,407
2100 409,639 -2.3% -9,713
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

West New Britain CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
West New Britain 150,175 t 0.64 t 7.36 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)
Drought Medium (3.1)
Volcano High (8)
Earthquake High (8.4)
* 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 International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VX0DFT.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Volcano Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4BR8Q45.
4. 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.
5. 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.

Top places in West New Britain

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
Southern Highlands 15,811.5 km² 565,085 35.7 / 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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