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Population

The following table presents the population of Pakistan as per the 2017 Census with Projected Population for 2019.

Administrative Unit Area km2 Total km2 Male% Female % Urban % Growth Rate % Projected Population[1]
Pakistan 796,096 207,774,520 51.2 48.8 34.4 2.40 220,890,000
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 74,521 30,523,371 50.6 49.4 18.8 2.89 37,662,000[2]
FATA 27,220 3,176,331 52.0 48.0 2.7 2.19 Added in KP Population
Punjab 205,345 73,621,290 51.7 48.3 31.3 2.64 117,072,000
Sindh 140,914 30,439,893 52.9 47.1 48.8 2.8 50’805,000
Balochistan 347,190 6,565,885 53.4 46.6 23.9 2.47 13,253,000
Islamabad 906 805,235 53.9 46.1 65.7 5.19 220,890

Table 1.5 Pakistan Population Statistics

Religions

The majority of Pakistan’s population is Muslim[3], but there are significant numbers of the population following other faiths, as shown in the following table:

Muslim 96.28%
Christians 1.59
Hindus 1.6%
Ahmadis 0.22%
Scheduled Castes 0.25%
Others 0.07%

Table 1.6 Pakistan Religions

Languages

Urdu 7.6%
Punjabi 44.2%
Pushto 15.4%
Sindhi 14.1%
Balochi 3.6%%
Seraiki 10.5%
Others[4] 4.7%

Table 1.7 Pakistan Languages

[1] UN World Population Prospects and Development Statistics 2018-19 of each Province

[2] FATA was merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018Hence the population has now been added in total population of KP

[3] 2017 Census

[4] Other Languages include Brahvi, Shina, Hindko etc