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Pakistan: Administrative Division

Contents: Provinces and Districts

The population of the provinces, federal territories, districts and agencies of Pakistan by census years.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, urbanization, literacy (a10+), mother tongue).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1972-09-16
Population
Census
1981-03-01
Population
Census
1998-03-01
Population
Census
2017-03-15
BalochistanProvince2,428,6784,332,3766,565,88512,335,129
AwaranDistrict51,918110,353118,173121,821
BarkhanDistrict44,70461,686103,545171,025
ChagaiDistrict34,03463,713104,534226,517
Dera BugtiDistrict52,718103,821181,310313,110
GwadarDistrict90,820112,385185,498262,253
HarnaiDistrict28,13040,01376,65297,052
JaffarabadDistrict......291,290513,972
Jhal MagsiDistrict75,26168,092109,941148,900
Kachhi (Bolan; incl. Bhag Tehsil)District123,720200,863255,480309,932
KalatDistrict71,746209,149237,834412,058
KechDistrict147,978379,467413,204907,182
KharanDistrict......96,900162,766
KhuzdarDistrict146,207276,449417,466798,896
Killa AbdullahDistrict113,215170,590360,724758,354
Killa SaifullahDistrict72,086148,362193,553342,932
KohluDistrict55,49771,26999,846213,933
LasbelaDistrict125,263188,139312,695576,271
LoralaiDistrict84,366204,055250,147397,423
MastungDistrict......150,039265,676
MusakhelDistrict38,54791,174134,056167,243
NasirabadDistrict43,893129,112245,894487,847
NushkiDistrict31,26156,74298,030178,947
PanjgurDistrict56,820160,750234,051315,353
PishinDistrict135,939208,007376,728736,903
QuettaDistrict252,577383,403774,5472,269,473
Sheerani (Sherani)District25,38478,62581,684152,952
Sibi (incl. Lehri Tehsil)District82,91694,729136,322179,751
SohbatpurDistrict......141,527200,426
WashukDistrict......110,009175,712
ZhobDistrict74,519134,660193,458310,354
ZiaratDistrict37,68863,17980,748160,095
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)Federal Territory2,491,2302,198,5473,176,3314,993,044
BajaurTribal District (Agency)364,050289,206595,2271,090,987
Frontier Region BannuAdjoining Tribal Area50,77863,21319,59343,112
Frontier Region Dera Ismail KhanAdjoining Tribal Area49,82255,82438,99068,506
Frontier Region KohatAdjoining Tribal Area44,04257,24588,456118,839
Frontier Region Lakki MarwatAdjoining Tribal Area13,10416,1496,98726,394
Frontier Region PeshawarAdjoining Tribal Area60,13237,06153,84164,761
Frontier Region TankAdjoining Tribal Area26,61630,18327,21636,418
KhyberTribal District (Agency)378,032284,256546,730984,246
KurramTribal District (Agency)279,998294,362448,310615,372
MohmandTribal District (Agency)382,922163,933334,453474,345
North WaziristanTribal District (Agency)250,663238,910361,246540,546
OrakzaiTribal District (Agency)283,557358,751225,441254,303
South WaziristanTribal District (Agency)307,514309,454429,841675,215
IslamabadCapital Territory237,549340,286805,2352,003,368
IslamabadDistrict237,549340,286805,2352,003,368
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North-West Frontier)Province8,388,55111,061,32817,743,64530,508,920
AbbottabadDistrict524,826647,635880,6661,333,089
BannuDistrict341,690422,027675,6671,167,071
BatagramDistrict174,009339,119307,278476,749
BunerDistrict187,984265,517506,048895,460
CharsaddaDistrict513,193630,8111,022,3641,610,960
ChitralDistrict159,000208,560318,689447,625
Dera Ismail KhanDistrict380,229494,432852,9951,625,088
HanguDistrict125,721182,474314,529518,811
HaripurDistrict417,561479,031692,2281,001,515
KarakDistrict191,204249,681430,796705,362
KohatDistrict264,465326,617562,644992,427
Kohistan (Lower Kohistan - Upper Kohistan)District204,521465,237472,570784,711
Lakki MarwatDistrict225,529288,759490,025875,744
Lower DirDistrict277,481404,844779,0561,436,082
Malakand Protected AreaDistrict185,872257,797452,291717,806
MansehraDistrict638,504631,012978,1571,555,742
MardanDistrict696,622881,4651,460,1002,373,399
NowsheraDistrict410,718537,638874,3731,520,995
PeshawarDistrict807,0121,113,3032,026,8514,267,198
ShanglaDistrict179,813251,546434,563759,609
SwabiDistrict507,631625,0351,026,8041,625,477
SwatDistrict520,614715,9381,257,6022,308,624
TankDistrict93,389141,062238,216390,626
Tor Ghar (Kala Dhaka)District109,918139,223174,682171,349
Upper DirDistrict251,045362,565514,451947,401
PunjabProvince37,607,42347,292,44173,621,290109,989,655
AttockDistrict748,890876,6671,274,9351,886,378
BahawalnagarDistrict1,073,8911,373,7472,061,4472,975,656
BahawalpurDistrict1,071,0261,453,4382,433,0913,669,176
BhakkarDistrict500,498665,8841,051,4561,647,852
ChakwalDistrict692,802775,6001,083,7251,495,463
ChiniotDistrict570,775694,080965,1241,368,659
Dera Ghazi KhanDistrict686,057943,6631,643,1182,872,631
FaisalabadDistrict3,163,7563,561,9095,429,5477,882,444
GujranwalaDistrict1,615,5682,108,3653,400,9405,011,066
GujratDistrict1,177,3451,408,5852,048,0082,756,289
HafizabadDistrict444,187567,572832,9801,156,954
JhangDistrict983,8181,276,8641,869,4212,742,633
JhelumDistrict591,906659,012936,9571,222,403
KasurDistrict1,186,3861,528,0022,354,5063,454,881
KhanewalDistrict1,067,9931,369,7662,068,4902,920,233
KhushabDistrict543,314641,366905,7111,280,372
LahoreDistrict2,587,6213,544,9426,340,11411,119,985
LayyahDistrict495,537666,5171,120,9511,823,995
LodhranDistrict558,793739,9121,171,8001,699,693
Mandi BahauddinDistrict721,833846,1141,160,5521,594,039
MianwaliDistrict595,134711,5291,056,6201,542,601
MultanDistrict1,506,2231,970,0753,116,8514,746,166
MuzaffargarhDistrict1,069,3581,497,7362,635,9034,328,549
Nankana SahibDistrict......1,044,8651,354,986
NarowalDistrict834,501908,9771,265,0971,707,575
OkaraDistrict1,123,8121,487,2612,232,9923,040,826
PakpattanDistrict615,742843,6231,286,6801,824,228
Rahim Yar KhanDistrict1,398,8791,841,4513,141,0534,807,762
RajanpurDistrict456,391638,9211,103,6181,996,039
RawalpindiDistrict1,744,9492,121,4503,363,9115,402,380
SahiwalDistrict944,6561,281,5261,843,1942,513,011
SargodhaDistrict1,557,6411,911,8492,665,9793,696,212
SheikhupuraDistrict......2,276,1643,460,004
SialkotDistrict1,509,4241,802,5052,723,4813,894,938
Toba Tek SinghDistrict1,084,4421,134,5721,621,5932,191,495
VehariDistrict1,027,3191,328,8082,090,4162,902,081
SindhProvince14,155,90919,028,66630,439,89347,854,510
BadinDistrict......1,106,2721,804,958
DaduDistrict556,669705,6691,106,7171,550,390
GhotkiDistrict401,318558,058968,7971,648,708
HyderabadDistrict814,0601,005,4601,494,8662,199,928
JacobabadDistrict402,114586,234727,1901,007,009
JamshoroDistrict254,318375,942582,094993,908
Karachi CentralDistrict......2,289,0712,971,382
Karachi EastDistrict......1,447,5292,875,315
Karachi SouthDistrict......1,468,5791,769,230
Karachi WestDistrict......2,127,7653,907,065
KashmoreDistrict299,589413,629677,1201,090,336
KhairpurDistrict724,935981,1901,547,7512,405,190
KorangiDistrict......1,608,6092,577,556
LarkanaDistrict460,735572,0061,001,6081,521,786
MalirDistrict......914,7651,924,346
MatiariDistrict336,367438,319494,244770,040
Mirpur KhasDistrict......1,006,3291,504,440
Naushahro FerozeDistrict685,829829,0511,087,5711,612,047
Qambar ShahdadkotDistrict460,722566,574924,2941,338,035
SangharDistrict......1,319,8812,049,873
Shaheed Benazir Abad (Nawabshah)District678,982838,3501,102,5841,613,506
ShikarpurDistrict530,551596,409880,4381,233,760
SujawalDistrict356,338361,799513,702779,062
SukkurDistrict460,649575,962931,3871,488,372
Tando AllahyarDistrict256,994329,370493,526838,527
Tando Muhammad KhanDistrict......438,624677,098
TharparkarDistrict359,357540,985914,2911,647,036
ThattaDistrict319,698399,240599,492982,138
UmerkotDistrict265,683383,018664,7971,073,469
PakistanRepublic65,309,34084,253,644132,352,279207,684,626

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (web), U.S. Bureau of Census: Demobase Pakistan (web).

Explanation: The Pakistani-administered parts of Kashmir are not tabulated. The results of the 2017 census are final.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2017)
Males106,018,220
Females101,344,632
Transgender21,774
Age Groups (C 2017)
0-14 years83,716,496
15-64 years116,255,314
65+ years7,712,816
Age Distribution (C 2017)
0-9 years59,193,349
10-19 years45,889,765
20-29 years34,897,027
30-39 years26,200,559
40-49 years17,558,683
50-59 years11,920,566
60-69 years7,263,874
70+ years4,760,803
Urbanization (C 2017)
Rural132,013,789
Urban75,670,837
Literacy (A10+) (C 2017)
yes87,484,486
no61,006,791
Mother Tongue (C 2017)
Urdu14,706,159
Punjabi80,536,390
Sindhi30,256,372
Pushto37,885,441
Balochi6,281,087
Kashmiri359,669
Saraiki25,324,637
Hindko5,065,879
Brahvi2,567,677
Other Language4,701,315