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Provisional census results put Pakistan’s population at 207.774 million

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
ISLAMABAD: The provisional results of the 6th Population and Housing Census were presented on Friday and as per the findings, Pakistan’s populations stands at 207.774 million. According to the press release of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, as many as 32 million households were included in the census throughout Pakistan. Out of the total lot,...

ISLAMABAD: The provisional results of the 6th Population and Housing Census were presented on Friday and as per the findings, Pakistan's populations stands at 207.774 million.

According to the press release of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, as many as 32 million households were included in the census throughout Pakistan. Out of the total lot, 20 million households were included from the rural areas of the country while 12 million were from the urban areas.

Important takeaways from the census include  an overall increase in the population from the 1998 census by 57% and from the 1981 census by 146.6%.

Punjab's population is the highest at 110 million while Sindh follows next with 47 million, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa third with 30 million, Balochistan fourth at 12 million.

FATA has a population of roughly 5 million people while the Islamabad Capital Territory has a population of 2 million.
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