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Western Highlands

Area of Western Highlands 4,251.2 km²
Population 383,132
Male Population 194,223 (50.7%)
Female Population 188,908 (49.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +202%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +45.4%
Median Age 21.3 years old
Male Median Age 21 years old
Female Median Age 21.7 years old
Timezone Papua New Guinea Time
Western Highlands is a province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is Mount Hagen. Source: Wikipedia

Western Highlands Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 126,853 198,441 263,513 383,132
Population Density 29.8 / km² 46.7 / km² 62.0 / km² 90.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Western Highlands Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 45.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Western Highlands +202% +93.1% +45.4%
Papua New Guinea +174.1% +85.6% +43%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Western Highlands Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 23,404 22,383 45,787
5-9 24,332 23,528 47,861
10-14 22,291 20,483 42,775
15-19 23,211 21,865 45,077
20-24 18,552 18,200 36,752
25-29 16,054 17,403 33,458
30-34 13,133 14,137 27,271
35-39 13,026 13,860 26,887
40-44 10,197 10,208 20,405
45-49 9,310 8,875 18,185
50-54 6,699 6,073 12,773
55-59 4,881 4,307 9,188
60-64 3,691 3,210 6,902
65-69 2,564 2,098 4,662
70-74 1,460 1,158 2,618
75-79 810 628 1,438
80-84 358 298 656
85 Plus 251 195 446
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Western Highlands Population Density

Population Density: 90.1 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Western Highlands 383,132 4,251.2 km² 90.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Western Highlands Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 8,340 n/a n/a
100 8,737 0.5% 39
200 9,153 0.5% 41
300 9,589 0.5% 43
400 10,045 0.5% 45
500 10,523 0.5% 47
600 11,024 0.5% 50
700 11,549 0.5% 52
800 12,099 0.5% 55
900 12,676 0.5% 57
1000 13,279 0.5% 60
1100 13,911 0.5% 63
1200 14,574 0.5% 66
1300 15,268 0.5% 69
1400 15,995 0.5% 72
1500 16,756 0.5% 76
1600 17,554 0.5% 79
1700 18,390 0.5% 83
1800 31,698 5.6% 1,330
1900 48,259 4.3% 1,656
1910 49,882 3.4% 1,623
1920 54,595 9.4% 4,713
1930 59,670 9.3% 5,075
1940 65,130 9.2% 5,460
1950 70,999 9% 5,869
1960 84,180 18.6% 13,181
1970 100,828 19.8% 16,648
1990 198,441 40.3% 48,806
2000 263,513 32.8% 65,072
2020 418,316 26% 77,401
2030 484,410 15.8% 66,094
2040 540,802 11.6% 56,392
2050 582,861 7.8% 42,059
2060 611,265 4.9% 28,404
2070 625,316 2.3% 14,051
2080 625,952 0.1% 636
2090 615,944 -1.6% -10,008
2100 596,963 -3.1% -18,981
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

Western Highlands CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Western Highlands 257,575 t 0.67 t 60.6 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.

Top places in Western Highlands

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 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
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