Population increases to 207.8 million with annual growth rate of 2.4%

25 Aug, 2017 8:12 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan’s population has increased to 207.8 million with an increase of 75.4 million people within 19 years.

According to provisional summary results of the 6th Population and Housing Census 2017 that the Council of Common Interests (CCI) approved Friday, the country’s predominant majority 63.6% (132.189 million people) still lives in rural areas. This ratio was 65.6% in 1998 when the last headcount was conducted. Compared with the results of the last census there was a 57% increase in the population at an annual rate of 2.4%.

The men still outnumber women. The urban population in Sindh has increased to 52 percent.

The Council of Common Interests (CCI), the constitutional body headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbadi with four chief ministers in the chair, approved the provisional summary. However, the final results will be available next year.

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