ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): The inhabitants of 10 key cities of the nation has risen by 74.4 per cent since 1998, when the previous census has been conducted, according to the statistics of newly concluded 6th Population and Housing Census 2017. The 10 cities’ whole population jumped from 23,475,067 registered throughout the 1998 census to 40,956,232 individuals according to the 2017 census, the information revealed.
The populace of Karachi, according to the most recent census, is currently 14,910,352 against 9,339,023 enrolled in 1998, demonstrating a development of 59.65 per cent development. The populace of Lahore city increased by 116 per cent from 5,143,495 into 11,126,285 while that of Faisalabad rose from 2,008,861 into 3,203,846, demonstrating a development of 59.4 per cent. Likewise, the inhabitants of Rawalpindi grew by 48.8% from 1,409,768 into 2,098,231, Gujranwala by 78% from 1,132,509 into 2,027,001, and Peshawar by 100% from 982,816 into 1,970,042. Similarly, the inhabitants of Hyderabad city climbed from 1,166,894 into 1,732,693, demonstrating 48.4 per cent development, Islamabad by 529,180 into 1,014,825, demonstrating 91.7 per cent development, also Quetta from 565,137 into 1,001,205, demonstrating 77.1 per cent development.
However, Multan city’s inhabitants declined to 1,197,384 by 56 per cent based on the current census from 1,871,843 at 1998. It’s pertinent to mention here that the nation’s current overall population has jumped to over 207.744 million with an average yearly growth rate of 2.4 per cent in the calendar year 1998. According to provisional summary results of the census that were presented on Friday , the inhabitants number comprised 132,189,531 rural and inhabitants, demonstrating an overall population increase during the interval 1998-2017. The figures listed in the census also showed 2.23 per cent increase in rural areas and 2.7 per cent in metropolitan areas during these years since the male inhabitants of the nation currently stands at 106,449,322 with the female inhabitants at 101,314,780, and the inhabitants of transgender at 10,418.