Govt releases final results of Census-2017
The government on Tuesday released the final results of the 6th Population and Housing Census-2017 after the approval of the Council of Common Interest (CCI).
According to 24NewsHD, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBD) issuing the final results of the census-2017 confirmed a total population of the country was 207,684,626, which included 106,018,220 males and 101,344,632 females.
The results showed rural population comprised 132,013,789 people and the urban population stood at 75,670,837 people. As per the report, the total population of eunuchs (Shemales) was 21,774 only. The average annual growth rate of the population remained 2.40 percent that was less than the early census. Surprisingly, the urban areas' growth rate was 3.01 percent and rural areas were just 2.07 percent.
It confirmed Punjab as the largest province with a population of 109,989,655 and its capital Lahore had a population of 11,119,985 while the population of all six districts of Karachi was 16,024,894. Sindh with a total population of 47,854,510 people was the second populated province after Punjab while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on third with 3,588,920 and Balochistan with 12,335,129 people at the fourth position.
The report said the population of Karachi Central District was 2,971,382, East District 2,875,315, South District 1,769,230, West District 397,065, Korangi District 2,577,556 and Malir district 1,924,346. The population of Hyderabad district was 2,199,928, Sukkur district 1,488,372, and Larkana district 1,521,786.
The population of Lahore district of Punjab was 11,119,985, Faisalabad district 7,882,444, Rawalpindi district 5,42,380, Gujranwala 5,011,066, Sialkot 3,894,938, Rahim Yar Khan 487,762, Sargodha 369,6212 and Multan 4,746,166.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Peshawar District had a population of 4,267,198, Mardan 2,373,399, Swat 2,38,624, Dera Ismail Khan 1,625,088 and Noshehra 11,520,995. The population of Quetta district of Balochistan was 2,269,473, while the population of Islamabad was 2,003,368 and the population of FATA was 4,993,044.
The average annual growth rate of the population in Islamabad was highest at 4.90 percent while the average annual growth rate of the population in rural areas of Islamabad was 6.96 percent. The average annual growth rate of the population in Punjab was 2.13 percent, Sindh 2.41 percent, KP 2.89 percent, Balochistan 3.37 percent and FATA 2.40 percent.
The CCI decided on 16th December 2016 to conduct the Population and Housing Census-2017 in two phases with the support of Armed Forces that was conducted in two phases and each phase had a duration of 30 days. Phase-I started on 15th March and ended on 14th April, and Phase-II started with a gap of 10 days from 25th April till 24th May 2017.
Reporter: Waqas Azeem