Mozambique’s population exceeds 27 million

16 August 2017

An estimate by the Mozambican National Statistics Institute (INE) at the end of the 4th General Population and Housing Census, concluded on Tuesday, indicates that there are close to 5 million households and more than 27 million people in the country, according to an INE spokesman.

Cirilo Tembe, a spokesman for INE, told Mozambican newspaper Notícias the census, which began on 1 August was also intended to register more than 27 million people, a number based on population growth forecasts based on the results of the previous general census, conducted in 2007.

Over 15 days, the census agents, in addition to the number of inhabitants of Mozambique and characteristics of the population (age, marital status, language, profession, education), collected date on the type of housing used by Mozambicans.

The operation covered, in addition to residents in traditional housing, citizens living in homes, boarding schools, barracks and other places, as well as migrants at the time of the census.

Initial census results will be published by December of this year, but the final results will only be available in 2018. (macauhub)