Population of Pakistan hits 241.49 million

As per the recent digital census approved by the Council of Common Interests (CCI), the population of Pakistan has reached 241.49 million, with a growth rate of 2.55 percent. The CCI meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and attended by chief ministers of all provinces, gave the nod to the census results.

Major Population of Pakistan Lives in Punjab

According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Punjab has the highest population with 127.68 million, followed by Sindh with 55.69 million. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has a population of 40.85 million, Balochistan with 14.89 million, and Islamabad’s population stands at 2.36 million.

Comparing with the 1998 census, the country’s population has significantly increased, from 132.35 million to 207.68 million in 2017, and now reaching 241.49 million with the latest census. The growth rate, which fell from 2.69 in 1998 to 2.40 in 2017, has risen to 2.55 as per the recent data.

Rural areas still host the majority of the population, with 61.18 percent residing there, while urban areas account for 38.82 percent. In specific regions, 84.99 percent of people in KP, 69.04 percent in Balochistan, 59.30 percent in Punjab, 46.27 percent in Sindh, and 53.10 percent in Islamabad live in rural areas.

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