More Census Results Released

As of March 3, 2019, the total population was 15,288,489. There were 7,418,577 males and 7,869,912 females, according to a statement on the general population census of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the morning of August 7, 2019.

According to the figures, the national population is likely to grow at a slower rate due to lower birth rates and population growth has slowed in line with expectations.

The annual population growth rate decreased from 1.5% between 1998 and 2008 to 1.2% between 2008 to 2019. Cambodia’s annual growth rate over the last decade has been higher than the average growth rate in Southeast Asia of 1.0%.

The area with the highest population is Phnom Penh with 2,129,371, while Kep has the lowest population with 41,798 . The average household size is 4.6 nationally.

The population density is 86 people per square kilometre.

The sex ratio in the population census of 2019 was 94 men per 100 women, no change to 2008.

The census figures of 2019 show that 48.9% of the population lives in the Central Plains because it is composed of more developed provinces and then the region. The Tonle Sap region has a population of 31.4%, the highlands and mountains of have 12.7% and marine and coastal areas and 6.9%.

More detailed studies into other ares will follow as the data is analysed further. Rasmei Kampuchea

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