Islamabad: (Staff Report) The Federal Bureau of Statistics has released the Pakistan Census 2017 results on Friday, Stating country’s population more than 207 million people with an increase of 57%, as compared to last census carried in 1998.

According to a press statement issued by bureau of statistics, the country’s population has reached 207,774,520 people including 106,449,322 men, 10,1314,780 women and 10, 418 transgenders.

Moreover it is stated that almost 67% population is residing in rural areas while the urban areas count stays at  33%.

Over 52pc of Sindh’s residents live in urban areas, which has surpassed the capital territory as the most urbanized territory of Pakistan. Close to 36.4pc of Pakistanis live in urban areas, the provisional results reveal.

The Population of Sindh stated in the report makes a count of 47,886,051 showing an increase of 57% in last 19 years. while the urban share has also Jumped by 3.27% as compared to 48.75% in 1998.

Balochistan, the least urbanized of Pakistan’s provinces, has experienced the fastest average annual growth rate since 1998 of 3.37pc. Punjab’s average annual growth rate remained the slowest at 2.13pc, slightly below the national average of 2.4pc.

The provisional results exclude data from Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, which is likely to be included in the final report.

The census is likely to have important implications for the upcoming general elections, as constituencies are expected to have to be redrawn according to the newly-compiled results.

 

 

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