Pakistan’s current total population has soared to 207.744520 million with an average annual growth rate of 2.4 percent from calendar year 1998, as recorded in recently-concluded sixth Housing and Population Census.
According to provisional summary results of the census which were presented in the Council of Common Interests on Friday, this population number included 132,189,531 rural and 75,584,989 urban population, showing an overall population growth at 57 percent during the period 1998-2017.
The figures recorded in the census also showed 2.23 percent growth in rural areas and 2.7 percent in urban areas during these years as the male population at present stands at 106,449,322 with the female population at 101,314,780, and the population of transgender at 10,418.
As per the provincial break-up, Punjab has population of 110,012,442 individuals with annual growth of 2.13 percent from the period 1998-2017. The rural population of Punjab stands at 69,625,144 and urban 40,387,298, showing annual average growth of 1.81 percent and 2.74 percent.