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Pakistan Population

According to the 2017 census Pakistan has a population of 207,774,520. This is a seven fold increase over the population in 1958.

Fact Sheet

Population : 207,774,520 (August 2017)

Age Structure : 0-14 years 39%
15- 64 years 56.9%
65 years and above 4.1%

Population Growth Rate : 2.09%

Birth Rate : 29.74 births/ 1000 population

Death Rate : 8.23 deaths/ 1000 population

Total Fertility Rate : 4 children born/ woman

Fertility decline rate : 1.8 children/ woman per decade

Infant mortality rate : 70.45 deaths per 1000 live births.

Life expectancy : Total Population 63.9 years
Male 62.4 years.
Female 64.44 years

Sex Ratio : At Birth 1.05 male/ female
Under 15 years 1.06 male per female
!5-64 years 1.05 male per female
65 years and above 0.92 male per female
Total Population 1.05 male per female

Literacy : Those who can read and write and are above 15 years of age
Total population 48.7%
Male- 61.7%
Female- 35.2%

Religion : 97% of the population is Muslims of which 77% are Sunnis and 20% are Shias. The remaining 3% of the population belong to the minority i.e. Hindus and Christians.

Languages : Punjabi- 48% (Spoken mostly by people of Punjab and in Karachi )
Sindhi- 12% (Spoken mostly by people of Sindh)
Siraiki- 10% (Southern Districts of Punjab )
Pashtun- 8% (Spoken mostly by people of North West Frontier Province and Balochistan)
Urdu - 8%
Balochi- 3% ( Baluchistan and in parts of Sindh)
Hindko- 2%
Brahui- 1%
Burushashki and others- 8%

Geographic Distribution : The majority of the population of Pakistan lives along the fertile region of the Indus. In the Northern parts the Population is mainly concentrated in the cities of Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Sialkot, Peshawar, and Gujranwala.

Though there is a decrease in the net growth rate but the population is expected to reach the 175 million mark within the next decade.

Last Updated Date: August 13, 2016

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