CENSUS OF 1961 The second Pakistani census was taken 10 years after the first It showed the population to have grown at 24 percent a year, a rate considerably higher than the rate of increase estimated by the 1951 count In 1961, the country’s population was estimated at 42880 million Of this, 33226 million, or 775 percent of the total, lived in the countryside The remaining 9654 million people-22

5 percent-lived in towns and cities The urban population was estimated to be increasing at an annual rate of 47 percent, whereas the rural population was growing at an annual rate of 18 percent

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