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Abdul Sattar Khan
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
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LAHORE: The population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa increased 51.6 percent whereas the number of households surged by 45.8 per cent from 1998 to 2011, according to preliminary results of the house listing 2011.

 

Population of the province increased from 17,743,645 in 1998 to 26,896,829 in 2011, showing increase of 51.6 percent whereas the number of households went up from 2,210,455 to 3,223,371, an increase of 45.8%.

 

According to breakup figures, the population of Chitral district increased from 318,689 to 421,031 (32.1%), Upper Dir from 575,858 to 794,282 (37.9%), Lower Dir from 717,649 to 1,217,468 (69.6%), Swat from 1,257,602 to 1,880,051 (49.5%), Buner from 506,048 to 759,613 (50.1%), Shangla from 434,563 to 631,818 (45.4%), Malakand (protect Area) from 452,291 to 597,973 (32.2), Kohistan 472,570 to 2,093,320 (343%), Mansehra from 978,157 to 1,294,006 (32.3%), Torghar (FR Kala Dhaka) from 174,682 to 339, 926 (94.6%), Batagram from 307,278 to 443,835 (44.4%) and Abbotabad 880,666 to 1,085,427 (23.3%).

 

Similarly, the population of Haripur increased from 692,228 to 853,257 (23.3%), Mardan from 1,460,100 to 1,997,694 (36.8%), Swabi from 1,026,804 to 1,383,858 (34.8%), Charsadda from 1,022,364 to 1,349,390 (32%), Peshawar from 2,026,851 to 3,307,798 (63.2%), Nowshera from 874,373 to 1,202,912 (37.6%), Kohat from 562,644 to 836,285 (48.6%), Hangu from 314,529 to 444,362 (41.3%), Karak from 430,796 to 641,683 (49%), Banu from 675,667 to 983,578 (45.6%), Lakki Marwat from 490,025 to 719,049 (46.7%), DI Khan from 852,995 to 1,265,028 (48.3%) and in Tank it increased from 238,216 to 353,185 (48.3%).

 

On the other hand, the number of households in the province increased from 2,210,455 to 3,223,371, an increase of 45.8%, the data revealed.

 

The figures show that the number of households in Chitral increased from 40,060 to 52,482 (31.0%), Upper Dir from 71,705 to 91,622 (27.8%), Lower Dir from 76,531 to 125,164 (63.5%), Swat from 142,311 to 222,153 (56.1%), Buner 55,860 to 76,280 (36.6%), Shangla 53,382 to 78,637 (47.3%), Malakand (protect Area) 49,330 to 70,906 (43.7%), Kohistan from 73,622 to 281,474 (282.3%), Mansehra from 140,014 to 204,089 (45.8%), Torghar (FR Kala Dhaka) from 32,026 to 35,982 (12.4%), Batagram 46,438 to 66,918 (44.1%) and in Abbottabad from 135,575 to 173,886 (28.3%).

 

Similarly, the number of households in Haripur increased from 104,407 to 136,732 (31%), Mardan from 173,088 to 228,065 (31.8%), Swabi from 133,234 to 173,648 (30.3%), Charsadda from 128,158 to 176,213 (37.5%), Peshawar from 234,434 to 353,445 (50.8%), Nowshera from 112,042 to 152,511 (36.1%), Kohat from 74,695 to 91,122 (22%), Hangu from 29,944 to 35,161 (17.4%), Karak from 43,170 to 53,760 (24.5%), Bannu from 68,920 to 86,578 (25.6%), Lakki Marwat 53,302 to 70,114 (31.5%), DI Khan from 112, 784 to 152,679 (35.4%) and in Tank from 25,423 to 33,750 (32.8%). According to the data, the average household size in the province increased from 8 in 1998 to 8.3 in 2011.

 

The average household size in Upper Dir decreased from 8 to 8.7, in Lower Dir from 9.4 to 9.7, Buner from 9.1 to 10, Kohistan from 6.4 to 7.4, Torghar (FR Kala, Dhaka) from 5.5 to 9.4, Mardan from 8.4 to 8.8, Swabi from 7.7 to 8, Peshawar from 8.6 to 9.4, Nowshera from 7.8 to 7.9, Kohat from 7.5 to 9.2, Hangu from 10.5 to 12.6, Karak from 10 to 11.9, Banu 9.8 to 11.4, Lakki Marwat from 9.2 to 10.3, DI Khan from 7.6 to 8.3 and in Tank from 9.4 to 10.5.

 

The district that witnessed decreased in the average size of households included Swat where the size decreased from 8.8 to 8.5, Shangla from 8.1 to 8, Malakan (protect Area) from 9.2 to 8.4, Mansehra from 7.0 to 6.3, Abbotabad from 6.5 to 6.2, Haripur from 6.6 to 6.2 and in Charsadda from 8.0 to 7.7.

 

The size of households in two districts including Chitral and Batagram remained unchanged at 8 and 6.6 respectively.According to the house listing 2011, the average annual growth rate from 1998 to 2011 in the province remained 3.23.

 

The average annual growth rate of Chitral district remained 2.15, Upper Dir 2.49, Lower Dir 4.12, Swat 3.12, Buner 3.15, Shangla 2.90, Malakand (protect Area) 2.16, Kohistan 12.05, Mansehra 2.16, Torghar (FR Kala Dhaka) 5.22, Batagram 2.85, Abbotabad 1.61, Haripur 1.61, Mardan 2.43, Swabi1.2.31, Charsadda 2.14, Peshawar 3.82, Nowshera 2.47, Kohat 3.08, Hangu 2.68, Karak 3.09, Bannu 2.91, Lakki Marwat 2.97, DI Khan 3.06 and in Tank it remained 3.06.