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2008 Population and Housing Census Results

Organization of the report

The report is organized into five chapters. Chapter 1: Introduction which includes background to the census. Chapter 2: Population size and composition, which includes annual population growth since 1966; inter-censal population growth rates, trends and sex ratios, population distribution; geographical/spatial distribution, urban population and population density. Chapter 3: Population characteristics covering nationality, religion, education/literacy, disability and orphan hood. Chapter 4: Household and housing characteristics covering household size, dwelling unit characteristics, household utilities that covers sources of energy for lighting, sources of energy for cooking, sources of drinking water, type of facility and household assets. Chapter 5: Population dynamics covering fertility and mortality.

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