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Midlands accounts for 11,9% of the total population

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Commutalk Reporter

GWERU – The Midlands Province recorded 11,9 per cent of the total population of Zimbabwe with 1 811 908 people out of the total 15 178 979.
According to preliminary figures for the 2022 Population and Housing Census released by the Zimbabwe Statistics Agency, Harare Province recorded the highest population with 2 427 209 persons thereby constituting 16 per cent of the total population followed by Manicaland and Mashonaland West Provinces with 13,4 and 12,5 per cent respectively.
Bulawayo had the least population of 4,4 per cent, while Matabeleland South had 5 per cent and Matabeleland North 5,5 per cent.
Manicaland had 2 037 762 persons, while Mashonaland West has 1 893 578.
Bulawayo Province recorded 665 940, while Matabeleland South recorded 760 345 and Matabeleland North 827 626
Mashonaland Central has 134 891, while Masvingo had 1 638 539 and Mashonaland East had 1 731 181.
Zimbabwe’s annual population growth rate between 2012 and 2022 was 1,5 per cent, while Midlands recorded 1,2 per cent.
Mashonaland East and West had the highest annual population growth rate at 2,9 per cent and 2,6 per cent respectively.
Of the total 15 178 979, a total of 7 289 55 which is 48 per cent of the population was male, while 7 889 421 or 52 per cent was female giving a sex ratio of 92 males for every 100 females.
Midlands’ sex ratio is 93 males per 100 females.
On the distribution of households, Harare had the highest with 653 562 households, while Manicaland and Mashonaland West had 592 945 and 466 843 households respectively.
The Midlands had 440 250 households.
Masvingo recorded the highest average household size of 4,17, followed by Matabeleland North with 4,15, while Midlands recorded 4,10.
Zimbabwe’s population during the last census in August 2012 was 13 061 239, meaning population growth is 16,2 per cent.
Taguma Mahonde the Zimstat Director-General said the 2022 PHC was the first such undertaking by ZIMSTAT using the Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) method.
“This migration from Paper Assisted Personal Interview (PAPI) to CAPI, saw ZIMSTAT, for the first time, producing preliminary results of a census within three months of data collection,” Mahonde said.
The 2022 PHC was carried was done from 20 to 30 April.


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