Provisional results of the 6th Population and Housing Census show that the country’s population has swelled to 207.774 million.

This works to an average annual increase of 2.4% in population since the last census held in 1998.

The provisional summary results show an overall increase in population by 57% over the year 1998, while the population increased by 146.6 % since Census-1981.

There is a decline in the population growth rate at national level and in Punjab and Sindh provinces, while an increase has been observed in the KP, Balochistan and FATA.

The province wise break-up of the population is:

Punjab: over 110 million

Sindh: over 47.88 million

KP: 30.52 million

Balochistan: over 12.34 million

FATA: over 5 million and

ICT: two million

Of the total population, over 106.449 million are male and 101.314 million female. There are 10,418 transgender.

Total population includes all persons residing in the country including Afghans and other Aaliens residing with the local population.

Population does not include Afghan Refugees living in Refugee village and diplomats.

As per the Provisional results, the urban population shows a growing trend with 36.38 % of the population living in urban areas.

The comparative position of Provinces and Areas shows similar trend in urban population with a slightly higher increase in Punjab.

On the other hand, a significant decrease has been observed in the percentage of urban population in Islamabad Capital Territory which went down from 65.72% to 50.58%, indicating that growth occurred in the rural areas of Islamabad.

Amongst the provinces, Sindh is the most urbanized province, where 52.02% population lives in urban areas.