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Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Population Features

According to the 1998 population census, the State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir had a population of 2.973, which estimated to have grown to 3.4 million in 2004. Almost 100% population is Muslim. The rural to urban ratio is 88:12. The population density is 258 persons per Sq Km. The literacy rate have increased from 55% to 60% after 1998 census. Infant mortality rate is approximately 56 per 1000 live births, where as the immunization rate for the children less than 5 years of age is more than 88%.

 

The majority of the rural population depends on forestry, livestock and agriculture for its subsistence. Average per capita income is estimated to range from 600 -5,000 US$. Un-employment rate is from 35 to 50%. In line with the national trends, indicators of social sector improvement, particularly health and population welfare have not shown much proficiency. Efforts have been made during the recent past to make up this deficiency, which will bring the fruits of development to the common man.


Population and intercensal increase since 1951

Description

1951

1961

1972

1981

1998

Population (Thousand)

886

1065

1573

1983.47

2972.50

Inter censal increase (Percent)

-

20.16

47.71

26.11

49.86

Commulative increase (Percent)

-

20.16

77.54

123.87

235.50

Average annual

-

1.87

3.43

2.74

2.41

Growth rate (Percent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AREA & POPULATION -2009
TOTAL AREA OF AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR 13297 Sq. KMS
                                                             (5134 Sq. MILES)
TOTAL POPULATION OF AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR 38, 68000
                                                                  (3.868 Million)

     District wise area, population, density, growth rate & house hold size in Azad Kashmir

Districts

Area
(Sq. kms)

Population census 1998 (Millions)

MICS 2007-08

Project population
2009(million)

Density in 2009 (Persons/ Sq. km)

Population

Growth Rate

House–Hold size

Muzaffarabad

1642

0.454

2.80%

5.8

0.615

375

Hattian

854

0.166

2.80%

5.8

0.225

263

Neelum

3621

0.126

2.80%

7.6

0.171

47

MirPur

1010

0.334

2.09%

6.7

0.419

415

Bhimber

1516

0.302

2.60%

6.7

0.401

265

Kotli

1862

0.563

2.59%

7.3

0.746

401

Poonch

855

0.411

2.24%

6.8

0.524

613

Bagh

770

0.282

2.00%

6.8

0.351

456

Haveli

598

0.112

2.00%

6.8

0.138

231

Sudhnoti

569

0.224

1.99%

6.6

0.278

489

Total

13297

2.974

23.91%

66.9

3.868

3555

Project on the basis of 1998 census.
Sources:- Population Census Organization Islamabad