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The 2017 Census of Pakistan was a detailed enumeration of the Pakistani population which began on 15 March 2017 and ended on 25 May 2017. The census was conducted by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics for the first time in 21st century, after 19 years.[1][2] Initial estimates put the population at 19 crore (210–220 million).[3] Due to the dismissal of Nawaz Sharif from the office of Prime Minister, the results were delayed. The provisional results were finally presented to the Council of Common Interests on August 25, 2017, and then approved and released to the public. The results showed a total population of Pakistan excluding of that of Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir at 207.8 million.[4][5]

Sixth Census of Pakistan
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General information
Country Pakistan
Date taken 15 March 2017 (2017-03-15) to May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25)
Total population 207,774,520
Percent change Increase57%
Annual percent change 2.4%
Most populous province/territory Punjab
Least populous province/territory Capital Territory

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DetailsEdit

The census was conducted by 91,000 enumerators from different government sectors, of which the Pakistan Army provided security with 200,000 personnel.[6] The census recorded a total of 9 languages out of an estimated of 80 languages spoken in the country,[7] and officially recognized transgender as a third gender.[8]

PhasesEdit

The census was conducted in 2 phases. The first phase lasted from 15 March 2017 to 13 April 2017 and covered 63 districts of the country. The second phase began on 25 April 2017 and lasted until 24 May 2017 covering the remaining 88 districts. However, the census in the Islamabad Capital Territory and neighbouring districts of Attock and Rawalpindi, although included in the second phase, began on 30 March 2017 and concluded on 23 May 2017. Furthermore, for administrative purposes, the census in the Kech District of Balochistan was spread over both phases.[9]

Provisional ResultsEdit

The provisional results of the 2017 Census were presented to the Council of Common Interests on 25 August 2017.[10] According to the results, the total population in Pakistan was 207,774,520, representing a 57% increase in 19 years.[11][12] The provisional results exclude data from Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir, which is likely to be included in the final report in 2018.[13][14] The transgender population stood at 10,418 (0.005% of the population).[15][16][17] The urban population in Pakistan stood at 75,580,000 or 36.4% of the total population.[18]

Administrative Unit Households Total Population (1998) Total Population (2017) Annualized Growth Share in Total Population
Khyber Pakthunkhwa 3,845,168 17,743,645 30,523,371 2.89%  14.69%
Tribal Areas 558,379 3,176,331 5,001,676 2.41%  2.41%
Sindh 8,585,610 30,439,893 47,886,051 2.41%  23.04%
Punjab 17,103,835 73,621,290 110,012,442 2.13%  52.95%
Balochistan 1,775,937 6,565,885 12,344,408 3.37%  5.94%
Islamabad Capital Territory 336,182 805,236 2,006,572 4.91%  0.97%
PAKISTAN 32,205,111 132,352,279 207,774,520 2.40% 100%
Azad Jammu and Kashmir TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Gilgit-Baltistan TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
PAKISTAN (incl: AJK, GB) TBA TBA TBA TBA N/A
Population Total 207,774,520
Males 106,443,520
Females 101,331,000

City ResultsEdit

The population of 10 major cities of the country has increased by 74.4 per cent since 1998, when the last census was conducted, according to the data of recently concluded 6th Population and Housing Census 2017.

The total population of the 10 cities surged to 40,956,232 individuals as per the 2017 census from 23,475,067 registered during the 1998 census, the data revealed.[19][20][21]

Rank City Population (1998 census) Population (2017 census) Province
1 Karachi 9,339,023 14,910,352  Sindh
2 Lahore 5,143,495 11,126,285  Punjab
3 Faisalabad 2,008,861 3,203,846 Punjab
4 Rawalpindi 1,409,768 2,098,231 Punjab
5 Gujranwala 1,132,509 2,027,001 Punjab
6 Peshawar 982,816 1,970,042 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
7 Multan 1,197,384 1,871,843  Punjab
8 Hyderabad 1,166,894 1,732,693 Sindh
9 Islamabad 529,180 1,014,825 Islamabad Capital Territory
10 Quetta 565,137 1,001,205 Balochistan

Security IncidentsEdit

  •   21 March 2017 - a census team came under attack from villagers in the Gandheri area of Nowshera. The aggressors were apprehended and their arms were confiscated.[22]
  •   25 March 2017 - a policeman deputed on census team's security in Charsadda was injured when he was fired at by an attacker. In retaliatory fire, the miscreant was injured and arrested.[23]
  •   5 April 2017 - a census team was targeted in a suicide attack on Lahore's Bedian Road. 7 members of the team were slain - including two enumerators and 5 army personnel on security and reconnaissance duty.[24]
  •   25 April 2017 - a Levies official providing security to the census team lost his life while another was injured as they came under attack from gunmen in Kallag Kollanch area of Gwadar. A terrorist organistaion, Balochistan Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attack.[25]
  •   26 April 2017 - a passenger van carrying civilians and a census team hit a land-mine in Kurram Agency. 14 civilians lost their lives while 9 people were injured, among them 2 census workers and 4 Khasadar officials.[26]
  •   5 May 2017 - a census team performing its duties in villages in Chaman near the Afghan-Pakistan border was unilaterally attacked by Afghan forces. Two security personnel with the team were killed along with 10 civilians.[27][28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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