Pakistan’s population has increased to a staggering 207.8 million with an increase of 75.4 million people within 19 years 63.6% (132.189 million people) still lives in rural areas. This ratio was 65.6% in 1998
The urban population stood at 75.58 million, which is roughly 36.4% of the country’s population. In 1998, the share of urban population was 32.52%.
The female population stood at 101.314 million, which was 48.8% of the total headcount, according to the 2017 results.
The male population increased to 106.449 million or 51.2%. Meanwhile, there were only 10,418 transgender persons (0.05%).
Punjab still remains the most populated province, as its population stood at 110.1 million or 52.94% of the total population. The province’s population in past 19 years increased 36.4 million, which was 49.4% higher than 1998 statistics.
Sindh remained second most populated province with 47.886 million people, which is 23% of the total population. Sindh’s population grew by 57.3% or 17.44 million during past 19 years.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s population stood at 30.523 million –which was 14.69% of the total population. Its population grew by 12.78 million or 72% — the second maximum increase.
Balochistan’s population stood at 12.344 million or 5.94% of the total population. In past 19 years, its population grew by 5.8 million or 88% — the maximum increase in the population of any federating unit in terms of percentage.
Islamabad Capital Territory - ICT population stood at two million, which was 1.2 million higher than the 1998 census. In terms of percentage, it grew by 149%.
The population of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas FATA stood at 5.1 million. There was a 1.8 million increase in the population of the autonomous region.