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1998 Census (Provisional Results)

Sr. No.PopulationResults
Sr. No.:
1
Population:
Population of Pakistan
Results:
According to the census conducted in March 1998, the population of Pakistan has swollen to 130.58 million from 84.254 million in 1981.
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2
Population:
Population Growth Rate
Results:
The population growth rate has declined to 2.61 percent per annum as against 3.06 percent in the 1981 census.
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3
Population:
Population of Punjab
Results:
Punjab has retained its position as the most populous province of Pakistan with a population of 72.58 million which is 55.6 percent of the entire population of the nation.
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4
Population:
Population of Sindh
Results:
The province of Sindh is second with a population of 29.991 million which is 23 percent of the total population.
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5
Population:
Population of NWFP
Results:
The population of NWFP has gone up to 17.5 million from 11 million in 1981.
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6
Population:
Population of Baluchistan
Results:
According to the 1998 census the population of Baluchistan stands at 6.5 million.
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7
Population:
Population Trends
Results:
Pakistan's overall population has shown a negative trend. Its growth rate has declined to 2.61 percent per annum from 3.06 percent in 1981. As regards the provinces the growth rate of Punjab has decreased to 2.55 percent from 2.74 percent in 1981. The province of Sindh has also shown a decrease to 2.71 percent from 3.56 percent in 1981. Similarly the provinces of NWFP and Baluchistan has also recorded decreased growth rates of 2.75 percent (3.22 percent in 1981) and 2.42 percent (7.09 percent in 1981) respectively.
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8
Population:
Rural-Urban Classification
Results:
According to the 1998 Census 67.5 percent Pakistanis live in rural areas (71.7% in 1981) and 32.5 percent (28.3% in 1981) live in urban areas.
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9
Population:
Population of FATA
Results:
The population of FATA has increased to 3.1 million from 2.1 million in 1981. It has shown an annual growth rate of 2.11 percent against minus 1.47 percent in 1981.
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10
Population:
Population of Islamabad
Results:
The population of Federal Area of Islamabad increased from 340,000 (1981) to 799,000 showing a growth rate of 5.15 percent (4.34% in 1981)
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11
Population:
Millionaire Cities of Pakistan
Results:
According to the 1998 Census seven cities viz Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad and Gujranwala have populations exceeding one million. Karachi tops the list with population of 9.269 million and is followed by Lahore (5.063 m) and Faisalabad (1.977 m). Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad account for 38.4% of the country's urban population.

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