Population of São Tomé and Príncipe 179,200 in 2012

16 April 2014

The population of São Tomé and Príncipe in 2012 was 179,200, of which 89,200 were females, indicate figures from the 4th General Population and Housing Census.

The census results posted on the website of the island country’s National Statistics Institute include indicators on the status and structure of the population, education, economic characteristics, housing and living conditions and kind of union.

Regarding education, 130,000 of the nearly 150,000 residents over five years old knew how to read and write – 67,000 were males and 63,000 females.

Illiteracy affects 20,000 citizens, with women accounting for the larger share – more than 12,500.

There were around 1,800 citizens with higher education completed, of which 600 are women. A total of 196 had graduated in law, 183 in economic sciences, 2 in agronomy, 6 in veterinary science and 51 in a mix of agronomy/agriculture and agro-livestock.

More than 56,000 of the 125,000 inhabitants over 10 years old have jobs, nearly 9,000 are unemployed and about 60,000 are not active.

The 4th Population and Housing Census was compiled between 13 May and 22 July 2012. Several partners of São Tomé and Príncipe collaborated on the project. (macauhub/ST)