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Census Shows Marginal Decline In Guyana’s Population

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – Guyana has recorded a marginal decline in its population according to the preliminary results of the population and housing census 2012 released by the Guyana National Bureau of Statistics.

It said that as at Census day, September 15, 2012, the country had a population of 747,884 as compared with 751,223 when the last census was held in 2002.

Deputy Census Officer, Vanessa Profitt , said the figures show that the six coastal regions, which include the capital, continue to be the most populated comprising 89.1 percent of the population, whilst the population of the four hinterland regions constituted only 10.9 per cent.

According to the preliminary results, females outnumber males in Guyana accounting for 50.2 percent (375, 337) as against 49.8 percent (372,547) giving an estimated sex ratio of 99 males per every 100 females in the 2012 census as compared to an almost equal number of males and females in 2002.

Profitt said the preliminary housing census 2012 shows the building stocks in Guyana increased from 187,696 in 2002 to 219,509 in 2012. There was also an increase in dwelling units with a total of 221,741 recorded, an increase of 8.1 percent over the 2002 figures.

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