CCI agrees to start population census in March 2017
First phase of sixth census begins
Pakistani soldiers walk with an official (L) from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
Pakistan Population Census 2017
They include 2,072 census enumerators and 425 supervisors who went door-to-door to count homes and buildings
Functions of Population Census Wing of PBSThe main functions of Population Census Wing are as under:
- Planning and execution of decennial Population & Housing Census.
- Processing and dissemination of data in the form of Census Reports.
- Analysis of census data and demographic research.
- Evaluation of census results.
- Intercensal sample studies/surveys in related areas.
- Supply of census data to the data users.
- Tabulation of data to meet specific demand of data users.
History of Census
Census MethodologyThere are two approaches of census enumeration: (a) De-jure in which persons are counted at their usual place of residence and (b) De-fecto in which persons are counted where they are found on the census data. In 1998 census both the approaches were applied simultaneously during enumeration, but the data was tabulated and published on de-jure basis for comparability of data over time.
Legality for the Census
1951After Partition of India, the population of West Pakistan was 27 million. According to 1951 census, the population of Pakistan was 75 million, with 33.7 million residing in West Pakistan and 42 million residing in East Pakistan.Hindus constituted 12.9% of the population, which made Pakistan the second largest Hindu country in the world - West Pakistan had 1.6% of the Hindu population, while East Pakistan had 22.05%.
1961According to 1961 census, the population of Pakistan was 93 million, with 42.8 million residing in West Pakistan and 50 million residing in East Pakistan.The literacy was 19.2%, in which East Pakistan had a literacy rate of 21.5% and West Pakistan 16.3% literacy rate.Hindus in East Pakistan were 18.4% while the population growth rate at that time was 2.4%.
1971The scheduled 1971 Census was postponed due to the political crisis of 1970 followed by the War of 1971 and subsequent loss of East Pakistan.
1972According to the 1972 census, the population of Pakistan was 65.3 million. After 1972, the Census Organization was merged into the Ministry of Interior.
1981According to the fourth census of Pakistan, 1981, the population of Pakistan was 83.782 million which is expected to shoot up to 110 million by the end of 1991. Population was 100 million
1998According to the 1998 census, the population of Pakistan was 130,857,717. With the inclusion of the population of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the population was 134,714,017 in 1998. Population about 15 million in karachi Population was 130.345 million
20172017 census in Pakistan is sixth census of Pakistan, after its independence in 1947. The census of 2017 started on 15 March 2017 till 25 May 2017. The census was being conducted by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. This census was held after a period of 19 years. Census was conducted under security provided by Pakistan army, 200,000 security personnels at disposal. It included 91,000 Enumerators from different government sector servants. This was be first time when Pakistan officially added a third gender to its database. Census included total of 9 languages, with exception to regional languages that count to 70.
Distribution of DistrictsThe census was conducted in 2 phases. The first phase last from 15 March to 13 April and coverd 63 districts of the country. The second phase began on 25 April and last till 24 May covering the remaining 88 administrative districts. However, census in the capital territory of Islamabad, and its neighboring districts of Attock and Rawalpindi, though included in the second phase, began on 30 March and conclude on 23 May. Furthermore, for administrative purposes, census in the Kech District of Balochistan likely to be spread over both phases.
Functions of Agriculture Census WingAgriculture Census Wing (ACW) is responsible for planning, execution and publication of data on the censuses / surveys relating to agriculture on decennial basis, namely
- Agriculture Census during the years ending with digit zero.
- Agriculture Machinery Census during the years ending with digit four
- Livestock Census during the years ending with digit six along with a few surveys.
- Mouza (Village) Census during the years ending with digit eight.
- The data collected through the above mentioned censuses are presented in country and provincial reports. The country reports present data on country and provincial levels while the provincial reports present data for the province concerned and for its all the districts.
Annual Quarterly Contraceptive Performance ReportsThe following Contraceptive Performance Reports have so far been released by Population Welfare Statistics Section (PWSS) of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics:
- Annual Contraceptive Performance Report 2014-15
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report April-June, 2014
- Annual Contraceptive Performance Report 2013-14
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report January-March, 2014
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report October-December, 2013
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report July-September, 2013
- Annual Contraceptive Performance Report 2012-13
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report April-June, 2013
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report January-March, 2013
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report October-December, 2012
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report July-September, 2012
- Annual Contraceptive Performance Report 2011-12
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report April-June, 2012
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report January-March, 2012
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report October-December, 2011
- Annual Contraceptive Performance Report 2010-11
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report July-Sep, 2011
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report April-June, 2011
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report January-March, 2011
- Quarterly Contraceptive Performance Report October-December, 2010
Key IndicatorsThe key Indicators of Quarterly and Annual Contraceptive Performance Reports are as under
- Contraceptive Usage by Data Source
- Contraceptive Usage by Method
- Comparative Analysis of Contraceptive Usage by Source & Method
- Outlet-Wise Usage of Contraceptives
- Comparative Analysis of Contraceptive Usage by Outlet & Method
- Method And Outlet-Wise Average Performance
- Percentage Distribution of Total CYP by Source
- Percentage Distribution of Total CYP by Service Outlet
- Percentage Distribution of Total CYP by Method
- Family Planning and Mother & Child Health (MCH) Services
- Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) by modern methods
Demographic and ResearchDemographic and Research section was established in early Eighties in order to conduct Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) and Demographic Research Activities. The main objectives of the Pakistan Demographic Survey are: to collect statistics of births and deaths in order to arrive at various measures of fertility and mortality for Pakistan and its rural and urban areas. to estimate current rate of natural increase of population at national level. to collect information on other selected characteristics of population to assess the impact of family planning and other Socio-Economic development programmes.
Function of the Energy Mining Section
Regular ActivitiesCollection of Data (Monthly) Collection of Mineral Production Data from Provincial Directorates of Mines and Minerals Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Balochistan and FATA. Collection of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production data from Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources. Electricity Generating Data from respective agencies i.e. WAPDA, KESC, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission(PAEC), Pakistan Steel and Independent Power Plant (IPPs)
- Supply of Data (Monthly/Quarterly/ Annual)
- Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
- UN Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (UNSD)
- UNSD Quarterly Questionnaire
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Statistical Pocket Book (PP Section, PBS Karachi)
- Statistical Year Book (PP Section, PBS Karachi)
- State Bank of Pakistan
- Pakistan Economic Survey
- Budget Speech
- National, International Agencies and researchers (as and when required)