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Table 1 Population, intercensal increase, and growth rates of Lahore-Pakistan, 1901–2009

From: Analysis of socio-environmental impacts of the loss of urban trees and vegetation in Lahore, Pakistan: a review of public perception

Census year Population Intercensal increase (%) Avg. annual growth rate (%)
Lahore
1901 202,964
1911 228,687 12.67 1.20
1921 281,781 23.22 2.11
1931 429,747 52.51 4.31
1941 671,659 56.29 4.57
1951 849,476 26.47 2.38
1961 1,296,477 52.62 4.32
1972 2,169,742 67.36 4.79
1981 2,952,689 36.08 3.48
1998 5,143,495 74.20 3.32
2009a 8,462,000 23.51 2.37
  1. Source: District Census Report of Lahore 1961 and Pakistan Statistical Year Book 1977 (Karachi: Statistics Division, Govt. of Pakistan, 1978) and City Report Lahore Population and Housing Census 1998 (GoP 2004). Government of Pakistan, Statistics Division, Population Census Organization 2004
  2. aEstimated population: Statistical Year Book of Pakistan 2009, p. 309. Punjab Development Statistics 2009. Computed from 1951, 1961, 1972, 1981, and 1998 censuses