The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) announced yesterday the main results of the general population, housing and establishments census 2020, during a ceremony held at the PSA building.
The results show that total population in Census 2020 rose by approximately 1,147,000 compared to Census 2010, to reach approximately 2.846,000, which represents an increase of 67.5 percent over the 2010 census. The annual growth rate between the 2010 and 2020 censuses was 5.3 percent, with a decrease in the annual rate compared to what it was between the 2004 and 2010 censuses, which was 14.8 percent. The increase in the male population represented the largest percentage of the increase in population numbers, reaching 65.4 percent, while females accounted for 34.6 percent of the total increase.
The results also showed an increase in the population of all age groups in the 2020 census than it was in the 2010 census. The age group 30-34 topped the list of categories with the highest increase in numbers, with an increase of approximately 219, 000 people.
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