Table 7
Distribution of population by size of population centre, 2001 and 2006 censuses

Description

This table shows the distribution of population by rural area, small population centre, medium population centre and large urban population centre for the 2001 and 2006 censuses.

Table 7
Distribution of population by size of population centre, 2001 and 2006 censuses
Population centre classification and rural area Number of population centres Population
2001 2006 2001 2006 change in population 2001 to 2006
count % count %
Rural area 6,098,883 20.3 6,262,154 19.8 163,271
Small population centre (1,000 to 29,999) 836 812 3,949,780 13.2 3,843,931 12.2 -105,849
Medium population centre (30,000 to 99,999) 48 54 2,448,150 8.2 2,850,159 9.0 402,009
Large urban population centre (100,000 or greater) 29 29 17,510,281 58.4 18,656,653 59.0 1,146,372
Total 913 895 30,007,094 100.0 31,612,897 100.0 1,605,803

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