Provisional Summary Results of 6th Population And Housing Census – 2017

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Islamabad: August 25, 2017

The provisional summary results of the 6th Population & Housing Census were presented to the CCI today. The CCI took note of the position and after detailed discussion allowed the Ministry of Statistics to disseminate the provisional results and directed the PBS to expedite the compilation of the final results.

PROVISIONAL SUMMARY RESULTS OF CENSUS-2017

The provisional results show the total population of Pakistan as 207.774 million, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4% over a period of 1998-2017.

The provisional province / area and sex wise population is given as under:-

1.Total Population includes all persons residing in the country including Afghans & other Aliens residing with the local population.

2. Population does not include Afghan Refugees living in Refugee village and diplomats.

The Provisional summary results show an overall increase in population by 57% over the year 1998, while the population increased by 146.6 % since Census-1981. There is a decline in the population growth rate at national level and in Punjab and Sindh Provinces, while an increase has been observed in the Provinces of KP, Balochistan and FATA.

The trends of urbanization in Pakistan as per the provisional results of the Census are given below:

Admin Unit

Population (mill.)

Urban Share %

1981

1998

2017

1981

1998

2017

PAKISTAN

84.25

132.35

207.77

28.30

32.52

36.38

KP

11.06

17.74

30.52

15.06

16.87

18.77

FATA

2.20

3.18

5.00

 

2.69

2.84

PUNJAB

47.29

73.62

110.01

27.60

31.27

36.71

SINDH

19.03

30.44

47.89

43.32

48.75

52.02

BALOCHISTAN

4.33

6.57

12.34

15.62

23.89

27.55

ISLAMABAD

0.34

0.81

2.00

60.06

65.72

50.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As per the Provisional results, the urban population shows a growing trend with 36.38 % of the population living in urban areas. The comparative position of Provinces and Areas shows similar trend in urban population with a slightly higher increase in the Punjab. On the other hand a significant decrease has been observed in the percentage of urban population in ICT which gone down from 65.72% to 50.58%, indicating that growth occurred in the rural areas of Islamabad. Amongst the provinces, Sindh is the most urbanized province, where 52.02% population lives in urban areas.

Posted on: 2017-08-25T17:21:00+05:00

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