E.g., 09/24/2020
E.g., 09/24/2020

Country Resource - Pakistan

Pakistan

PK
  • Population.......................................................................233,500,636 (July 2020 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................2.07% (2020 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................27.4 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Death rate..................................................6.2 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..........Punjabi 44.7%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.4%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.4%, Muhajirs 7.6%, Balochi 3.6%, other 6.3%

Population note: provisional results of Pakistan's 2017 national census estimate the country's total population to be 207,774,000

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