Marginal increase in population
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 18 CMC – The latest Population and Housing Census has revealed a marginal increase in country’s population .
The 2011 Census undertaken by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) stated t hat the population grew by less than 100,000 during the decade 2001 to 2011, placing the population count at 2,697,983,
The total represents a 3.5 per cent increase in nine-and-a-half years since the 2001 census, over the count of 2,607,632 at that census. This increase represents an average annual rate of growth of only 0.36 per cent since 2001, and continues the reduction in annual rates of growth observed since the 1970s .
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