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Area:

74,521 km²(28,773 sq mi)

Population

Population and Development are interrelated. Demographic patterns and population control and welfare measures may be integrated into comprehensive social and economic plans and programmes. There integration should be reflected in the goals instrumentalities. Development objectives and strategies to be followed in the National planning areas. A brief description of generation of demographic data is as follows:

Population Censuses

Since independence of this country, five Population Censuses have been conducted. First decennial Population Census of Pakistan was conducted during the period from 9th to 28th February 1951, the second from 12th to 31st, January 1961, the third from 16th to 30th September 1972, the fourth from 1st March to 15th March 1981 and the fifth from 2nd March to 18 March 1998. Inter censal period have been taken as 10 years, 11.62 years, 8.46 years, between 1951 and 1961 Censuses, 1961 and 1972 Censuses and 1972 to 1981 Censuses respectively. The fifth decennial Census was conducted after a lapse of 17 years.

The fifth decennial Population Census was preceded by a full-fledged Housing Census. The Census figures covered the Population, residing in Pakistan on 1st March 1998 excluding the Afghan Refugees living in Camps.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Population as per Pakistan Census Report is 17743645 and per Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Census Report is 17735912, which is contradictory on the part of Population Census Organization. However all the statistics in this publication are based on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Census Report 1998.

The Khyber PakhtunkhwaPopulation constitutes 13.40% of the population of Pakistan as per 1998 Census as compared to 13.13% in 1981 Census. The Population of this Province has increased at an average Annual Growth Rate of 2.82% as compared to National Growth Rate of 2.69%.

The Population and its rate of increase and Annual Growth Rates since 1951 are as under:

S.No.

Year of Census

Population

Inter Censal Increase (%)

Annual Growth Rate (%)

1.

1951

4556545

-

-

2.

1961

5730991

25.77

2.34

3.

1972

8388551

46.37

3.32

4.

1981

11061328

31.86

3.32

5.

1998

17735912

60.34

2.82

6.

1951-1998

-

289.24

2.93



There is a marked decrease in the Inter Censal Growth Rate of NWFP (81-98) as compared to (61-72) and (72-81) Growth Rates.

 

At the time of the 1998 Census, there were 24 Districts as compared to the 12 Districts in 1981 Census. The Districts are divided into Tehsils/Sub-Divisions. Each Tehsil is divided into Qanungo circles, Qanungo circles into Patwar circles and Patwar circle, into Mouzas (Revenue Estates). In Buner, Shangla, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Chitral, Malakand Agency and Kohistan District, each Tehsil/Sub-Division is, however, divided into Union councils and Union councils into villages.

The sex ratio (Males per hundred Females) in 1981 was 109, which is now 105 in 1998 Census and has registered decline. The population density has increased to 238 persons per Sq.Km in 1998 Census from 148 persons per Sq.Km in 1981.



AREA AND POPULATION OF URBAN
AND
RURAL AREAS BY PROVINCES AND PAKISTAN
 1951, 1961, 1972, 1981 & 1998 CENSUSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(000s)

Area

Area in Sq.Km

1951

1961

1972

1981

1998

Total

Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

PAKISTAN

796095

33740

5985

27755

42880

9655

33226

65309

16594

48716

84254

23841

60412

132352

43036

89316

Punjab

205344

20541

3568

16973

25464

5476

19988

37607

9183

28425

47292

13052

34241

73621

23019

50602

Sindh

140914

6048

1768

4280

8367

3167

5200

14156

5726

8430

19029

8243

10786

30440

14840

15600

NWFP

74521

4557

505

4052

5731

759

4972

8389

1196

7193

11061

1666

9396

17736

2994

14742

FATA

27220

1332

-

1332

1847

25

1823

2491

13

2478

2199

-

2199

3176

85

3091

Balochistan

347190

1167

145

1023

1353

228

1125

2429

400

2029

4332

677

3656

6566

1569

4997

Islamabad

906

96

-

96

118

-

118

238

77

161

340

204

136

805

529

276

DISTRICT WISE AREA, POPULATION, DENSITY
AND GROWTH RATE OF Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1981 & 1998 CENSUSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District

Area in Sq.Kms

Population

%age change in 1998 over 1981

Population density per Sq.Km

Growth rate 1981-1998 (Percent)

1981 (Census)

1998 (Census)

1981

1998

NWFP

74521

11061328

17735912

60.34

148

238

2.82

Abbottabad

1967

647635

880666

35.98

329

448

1.82

Bannu

1227

422027

675667

60.10

344

551

2.81

Battagram

1301

339119

307278

-9.39

261

236

-0.58

Buner

1865

265517

506048

90.59

142

271

3.86

Charsadda

996

630811

1022364

62.07

633

1026

2.88

Chitral

14850

208560

318689

52.80

14

21

2.52

D.I.Khan

7326

494432

852995

72.52

67

116

3.26

Hangu

1097

182474

314529

72.37

166

287

3.25

Haripur

1725

479031

692228

44.51

278

401

2.19

Karak

3372

249681

430796

72.54

74

128

3.26

Kohat

2545

326617

562644

72.26

128

221

3.25

Kohistan

7492

465237

472570

1.58

62

63

0.09

Lakki

3164

288759

490025

69.70

91

155

3.16

Lower Dir

1583

404844

717649

77.27

256

453

3.42

Malakand

952

257797

452291

75.44

271

475

3.36

Mansehra

4579

770235

1152839

49.67

168

252

2.40

Mardan

1632

881465

1460100

65.64

540

895

3.01

Nowshera

1748

537638

874373

62.63

308

500

2.90

Peshawar

1257

1113303

2019118

81.36

886

1606

3.56

Shangla

1586

251546

434563

72.76

159

274

3.27

Swabi

1543

625035

1026804

64.28

405

665

2.96

Swat

5337

715938

1257602

75.66

134

236

3.37

Tank

1679

141062

238216

68.87

84

142

3.13

Upper Dir

3699

362565

575858

58.83

98

156

2.76

DISTRICT WISE POPULATION & SEX RATIO IN Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1981 & 1998 CENSUSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area

Population

% change in Population 1998 over 1981

Sex ratio (Males per 100 females)

1981

1998

1981

1998

Pakistan

84253644

132352279

57.09

111

108

NWFP

11061328

17735912

60.34

109

105

Abbottabad

647635

880666

35.98

107

100

Bannu

422027

675667

60.10

110

107

Battagram

339119

307278

-9.39

135

107

Buner

265517

506048

90.59

105

100

Charsadda

630811

1022364

62.07

108

108

Chitral

208560

318689

52.80

107

103

D.I.Khan

494432

852995

72.52

113

111

Hangu

182474

314529

72.37

98

96

Haripur

479031

692228

44.51

102

100

Karak

249681

430796

72.54

101

96

Kohat

326617

562644

72.26

106

101

Kohistan

465237

472570

1.58

133

124

Lakki

288759

490025

69.70

108

104

Lower Dir

404844

717649

77.27

103

98

Malakand

257797

452291

75.44

105

107

Mansehra

770235

1152839

49.67

103

98

Mardan

881465

1460100

65.64

108

107

Nowshera

537638

874373

62.63

111

109

Peshawar

1113303

2019118

81.36

112

111

Shangla

251546

434563

72.76

109

106

Swabi

625035

1026804

64.28

103

101

Swat

715938

1257602

75.66

110

106

Tank

141062

238216

68.87

112

109

Upper Dir

362565

575858

58.83

103

103

DISTRICT WISE POPULATION OF URBAN AND RURAL AREAS IN Khyber Pakhtunkhwa., 1972, 1981 & 1998 CENSUSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District

1972 (Census)

1981 (Census)

1998 (Census)

Total

Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

NWFP

8388551

1195655

7192896

11061328

1665653

9395675

17735912

2994084

14741828

Abbottabad

551144

68569

482575

679328

96966

582362

880666

157904

722762

Bannu

350629

43757

306872

434668

43210

391458

675667

47676

627991

Battagram

174009

-

174009

339119

-

339119

307278

-

307278

Buner

187984

-

187984

265517

-

265517

506048

-

506048

Charsadda

513193

105064

408129

630811

131834

498977

1022364

192851

829513

Chitral

159000

19437

139563

208560

-

208560

318689

30622

288067

D.I.Khan

380229

74934

305295

494432

91595

402837

852995

125807

727188

Hangu

125721

27882

97839

182474

34427

148047

314529

64217

250312

Haripur

426068

45323

380745

490104

55009

435095

692228

82735

609493

Karak

191204

-

191204

249681

13679

236002

430796

27893

402903

Kohat

264465

65202

199263

326617

87819

238798

562644

151913

410731

Kohistan

204521

-

204521

465237

-

465237

472570

-

472570

Lakki

216590

14359

202231

276118

18755

257363

490025

46878

443147

Lower Dir

277481

-

277481

404844

-

404844

717649

44335

673314

Malakand

185872

67012

118860

257797

-

257797

452291

43179

409112

Mansehra

713597

28380

685217

727469

37436

690033

1152839

61376

1091463

Mardan

696622

127263

569359

881465

166302

715163

1460100

295128

1164972

Nowshera

433287

102935

330352

566594

150991

415603

874373

227030

647343

Peshawar

784443

272697

511746

1084347

566248

518099

2019118

982816

1036302

Shangla

179813

-

179813

251546

-

251546

434563

-

434563

Swabi

507631

67418

440213

625035

58301

566734

1026804

179214

847590

Swat

520614

51117

469497

715938

88078

627860

1257602

173868

1083734

Tank

93389

14306

79083

141062

25003

116059

238216

35741

202475

Upper Dir

251045

-

251045

362565

-

362565

575858

22901

552957