Census in Pakistan

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The Census in Pakistan is conducted decennially across the entire nation. The first census was conducted after independence in 1951, and later in 1961, 1972, 1981, and 1998. The 1971 census was delayed one year due to war with India, while the census in 1998 was delayed due to political issues.[citation needed] Pakistan's next national census was scheduled to take place in 2008,[1] and later in 2010 but the plan could not materialize.[2][better source needed] There were multiple census counts completed for the latest round, with even the latest April 2012 results,[3][4] subsequently being thrown out as "unreliable". A UN led census is to be conducted with staff training and GPS digitization.[5]


  1. ^ Plan to hold census in 2008 By Ahmed Hassan
  2. ^ "Population, housing census in Pakistan after Eid". Pakistan Times. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Pakistan’s population up by 46.9 per cent since 1998 - DAWN.COM
  4. ^ Pak population increased by 46.9% between 1998 and 2011 - Times Of India
  5. ^ The Government of Pakistan, Statistics Division in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNFPA reaffirm their support for the forthcoming Census - Pakistan | ReliefWeb