Appendix Two: Pakistani Statistics

Population growth

1951 census:

33,816,000 (17.80 per cent urban)

1961 census:

42,978,000 (22.46 per cent urban)

1972 census:

65,321,000 (25.40 per cent urban)

1981 census:

84,254,000 (28.28 per cent urban)

1998 census:

130,580,000 (32.51 per cent urban)

2010:

180,000 to 200,000 (estimate)

Annual rate of population growth (2010 estimate)

2.2 per cent (down from 3.1 per cent in the 1980s)

Infant mortality (2009 estimate)

62 per 1,000 births

Age distribution (2008)

0 – 14 years:

42 per cent

15 – 64 years:

55 per cent

65 and over:

4 per cent

Life expectancy (2007 estimate)

Men:

66.5 years

Women:

67.2 years

Literacy (2010)

Total population:

55.9 per cent

Men:

68.2 per cent

Women:

43.6 per cent

Population by province (1998 census)

Punjab:

56 per cent (approximate)

Sindh:

22 per cent (approximate)

North West Frontier Province (NWFP):

13 per cent (approximate)

Balochistan:

7 per cent (approximate)

Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA):

2.5 per cent (approximate)

Territory of Pakistan

803,940 square kilometres (340,000 square miles) plus 85,000 square kilometres (32,818 square miles) for Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas, both disputed with India

Territory by province

Balochistan:

347,000 square kilometres

Punjab:

205,000 square kilometres

Sindh:

140,000 square kilometres

NWFP:

74,000 square kilometres

Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA):

27,000 square kilometres

(Azad Kashmir):

13,000 square kilometres)

(Northern Areas):

72,000 square kilometres)

Human Development Index (2006)

Pakistan:

0.539 (comparable to Ghana)

Urban:

0.656 (comparable to South Africa)

Rural:

0.496 (comparable to Togo)

Urban Punjab:

0.657 (comparable to Tajikistan)

Urban Sindh:

0.659

Urban NWFP:

0.627 (comparable to India)

Urban Balochistan:

0.571

Rural Punjab:

0.517 (comparable to Sudan)

Rural NWFP:

0.489

Rural Balochistan:

0.486

Rural Sindh:

0.456 (comparable to Eritrea)

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